Breast Lift in Austin, TX
Breasts are very reactive to life changes. Pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations can all cause the breasts to swell and shrink, leading to wear on the skin and underlying support tissues. A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery that can restore the youthful elevation of breasts with long-lasting results.
What Can Breast Lift Surgery Do?
Your breasts may be wrapped in a compression garment to protect the incisions, reduce swelling, and ensure that your tightened breasts heal in the right place. Your breast lift recovery will take several weeks; however, you should be able to return to regular activities, including work, within a week of surgery.
Anesthesia will be administered before the procedure to ensure your comfort. Following the procedure, you may experience some discomfort that can be controlled with prescribed medications.
Scarring after a breast lift will depend on the incisions used and the amount of correction done. All incisions are placed as discreetly as possible and should fade with time.
Results will be visible immediately following the procedure. The results will continue to develop as the swelling subsides. Breast lift results are long lasting, assuming there are no pregnancies or dramatic weight fluctuations. Your breasts will continue to age naturally.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks associated with a breast lift?
Dr. Pearce is diligent in making sure that every precaution is taken to ensure your safety before, during, and after the procedure. However, some degree of risk is still possible. These include:
- Adverse reactions to the anesthesia
- Complications with healing incisions
- Breast asymmetry
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if:
- You are in good overall health
- You avoid smoking
- You would like to correct mild to severe breast sagging or deflation
- You would like to restore breasts youthful appearance
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for a breast lift is to undergo a consultation with your surgeon. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss your individual needs and goals to determine if you are a candidate.
Can I combine a breast lift with any other procedures?
Yes. A breast lift is commonly combined with a breast reduction surgery or breast augmentation surgery. A breast lift is also an essential part of the Mommy Makeover. You will be advised during your consultation as to whether your desired procedure combination can be performed at the same time.
Are the results of a breast lift permanent?
The results of a breast lift are long lasting; however, effects may change with time if you experience pregnancy or other drastic weight fluctuations. A breast lift cannot prevent the natural course of aging, which may still affect the breasts with time.
Can I breastfeed after having a breast lift?
It is often advised that breast surgery should be reserved until after you are done having children. The incisions and removal of skin required for a breast may cause damage to the milk ducts within the breasts, which may damage your ability to breastfeed. Some patients may be able to breastfeed normally; however, others experience reduced milk production or no production at all.