Breast Lift

Conveniently Located to Serve Houston, Katy, and The Woodlands.

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When the breast and nipple position move downward, the breast can appear saggy and aged. This is called breast ptosis and can happen to women due to weight loss, aging, pregnancy, genetics, or breastfeeding. These can all cause the breast skin to lose elasticity and the breast appear deflated. A breast lift (mastopexy) repositions the breast and nipple so that they sit higher up on the chest, giving the breast a more youthful and perky appearance.

How is a Breast Liftperformed?

A breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgery done under general anesthesia and it is usually an outpatient surgery, meaning you can go home the same day of surgery.

There are several different types of breast lift (mastopexy) but they all involve repositioning the breast tissue and tightening the overlying skin. To tighten the skin over the breast, some skin is removed using one of the following techniques:


Periareolar mastopexy

If the nipple only needs to be moved up slightly, a periareolar breast lift may be an option. This involves a scar around the edge of the areola only.


Vertical mastopexy

This breast lift involves a scar around the edge of the areola and from the lower part of the areola down to the crease under the breast. This is commonly referred to as a “lollipop” incision and is very frequently used by Dr. Rodriguez.


Wise mastopexy

This type of breast lift leaves the same scar as a vertical lift but with the addition of a scar in the crease under the breast. A Wise mastopexy is also commonly called an “anchor” lift. This technique is often used if there is a lot of loose, extra skin that needs to be removed from the breast.

In almost every breast lift (mastopexy), the areola is made smaller to be more proportionate to the size and shape of the breast once it is lifted. The breast lift incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches and a wrap is placed around your chest.

Breast lift surgery is frequently combined with other procedures. Adding Fat Grafting to the upper part of the breast and the cleavage lines is a great option to help rejuvenate the breast appearance, making it appear lifted and slightly more full.

As part of a Mommy Makeover, a breast lift can often be combined with an Abdominoplasty and/or Liposuction.

Am I a goodcandidate?

You may be a candidate for a Breast Lift by Dr. Rodriguez if you are a woman in the Houston area and you:

  • RAre self-conscious about your breast appearance
  • RNotice your breast position is low
  • RHave breasts that sag
  • RHave breast that look deflated
  • RNotice the nipple points downward
  • RHave realistic expectations for this procedure
  • RAre a non-smoker and do not use any nicotine
  • RHave good control of all health conditions

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Breast lift surgery takes 2-4 hours in most cases. You will have a wrap dressing placed around your chest during surgery and will switch to a supportive, soft sports bra at your first follow-up appointment. You should not wear an underwire bra until cleared by Dr. Rodriguez. Most patients can return to work by 2 weeks after surgery and can start exercising again 6 weeks after surgery.

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Scar therapy using a silicone product, such as silicone sheets or silicone gel, is recommended to optimize the appearance of the scars. Many women are nervous about the scars from a breast lift, but they usually fade quite nicely over time.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in learning more about a Breast Lift. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing excellent cosmetic services to Houston and the surrounding area. We’re here to help you achieve a look that will help you feel more comfortable in your body.


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Mommy Makeover

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Fat Grafting

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