Breast Lift/Mastopexy in Dallas, TX
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, can correct loose or sagging breasts that are the result of normal aging, weight loss or pregnancy. Dr. Carpenter performs a large number of breast lifts, improving appearance, confidence, and comfort. The operation is extremely effective in its ability to transform the entire nature of how a woman feels about her breasts. Bras and clothes are worn in a totally new way.
A breast lift improves the breast by:
- Elevating the breast into a more youthful position, minimizing contact of the lower breast onto the chest.
- Improving nipple position/shape of the breast
- Improving breast shape and projection
- Improving upper breast roundness and shape
- Limiting lateral breast bulging
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Procedure
Thorough analysis is the key to a successful outcome. Breast lift operations require a high level of experience, understanding, and surgical skill in order to achieve outstanding results. Lower rates of revision procedures are associated with more experienced and skilled surgeons such as Dr. Carpenter. Breast lift is usually an outpatient procedure, usually completed in 2-3 hours. Though brief, a general anesthetic is usually employed to achieve comfort. The procedure may or may not employ the use of a breast implant.The post-operative discomfort is usually minimal. Pre-operative measurements and planning determine the type of procedure to be employed. In general, progressively looser and lower breasts require more change and manipulation, resulting in longer scars. Most patients, however, do not need the long scar along the base of the breast (inframammary fold). The vertical mastopexy , with the short scar technique has been perfected and optimized by Dr. Carpenter, resulting in outstanding outcomes with minimal scars.
Though discreet and usually minimal, all mastopexy procedures produce some degree of scar, therefore the procedure chosen is done so as to minimize the scar burden for each patient.
Following surgery, there is a very comprehensive program employed to speed scar maturation and limit scar extent. Adherence to the program tangibly improves outcome following breast lift procedure.
Recovery Following Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Patients following breast lift usually experience mild discomfort, usually in the form of tension. Typically the discomfort is controlled easily with prescribed medication, and most patients resume over-the-counter medication after a day or two.