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Houston Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Westlake Dermatology now offers breast lift procedures in Houston at our River Oaks and West University locations. Our plastic surgery team is dedicated to helping Houstonians look and feel their very best.

A breast lift procedure, also called Mastopexy, can restore the breasts to a more youthful shape, counteracting changes to the breasts that commonly occur due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and normal aging.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Breast lift procedures can also reduce the size of areola’s that become overly enlarged.

It’s important for patients to know that a breast lift procedure will not increase the size of the breasts or alter the upper part of the breast. A breast augmentation procedure is required to achieve those results. Breast lift and breast augmentation can often be performed simultaneously using the same incisions.

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Women who are in good health and with one or more of the following issues can benefit from a breast lift:

  • The breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
  • When unsupported, the nipples fall below the breast crease
  • The nipples and areolas point downward
  • The breasts have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • The breasts are uneven, with one lower than the other

How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

Breast lift surgery can be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedition. The procedure begins with the surgeon making a series of incisions, typically around the areola, extending downward from the areola to the breast crease, or extending horizontally across the breast crease. These incisions allow the surgeon to remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the breasts, lifting them to the desired position. The procedure concludes with suturing the incisions. The procedure typically takes about 2-3 hours and patients are able to return home the same day following the surgery.

What Is Recovery Like

Patients may experience mild to moderate pain for several days following their procedure. Any discomfort during recovery can be treated with prescription pain medication. Most patients will be cleared to return to work, school, and other non-physical daily activities within 7 days of their procedure. Normal activity can typically resume within 2 weeks, while more physical activity (excluding chest exercises) can resume in 4 weeks. The 6-week point usually marks the completion of the recovery process as most bruising and swelling of the breasts has resolved. Any numbness or tingling sensation of the nipples also typically resolves 6 weeks after surgery.

About Westlake Dermatology Houston

Westlake Dermatology is a leading provider of breast lift procedures in Texas. Our Houston surgical team is dedicated to providing caring and compassionate service to our patients.

Our Houston Locations

  • Domain Northside

    River Oaks

    3636 Westheimer Road
    Houston, Texas 77027

    832.924.3300

  • Houston

    West University

    2132 Bissonnet St. Suite 200
    Houston, Texas 77005

    281.203.0600

Meet Our Houston Plastic Surgeon

  • Cameron Erickson, MD: Dr. Erickson is an experienced plastic surgeon who believes in a patient focused approach with an emphasis on obtaining a true connection with his patients. He served as Chief Resident at UT Southwestern in Dallas, the #1 plastic surgery training program in the country.
  • Kristy Hamilton, MD, FACS: Dr. Kristy Hamilton is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. As a member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Hamilton loves about helping Houstonians look and feel their very best.

Request A Breast Lift Consultation in Houston

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