A woman’s breasts can change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can be caused by various factors, including weight loss or gain, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, aging, and genetics. A breast lift can rejuvenate a woman’s figure with a breast appearance that is both youthful and shapely.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support a new breast contour. It is a relatively popular procedure, with more than 90,000 such surgeries in the U.S. in 2014 alone. South Texas plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Bindewald performs breast lifts as an outpatient procedure.
There are many different surgical options for breast lifts, which can at times be confusing. These options depend on how much volume has been lost and how much sagging (ptosis) has developed. With extensive experience, Dr. Bindewald will be able to very clearly explain why one option is better than another one for your particular anatomy.
Following surgery, most women can return to work in the week following the procedure. However, recovery time varies depending on the patient.
The final results of your breast lift surgery will become apparent over the coming weeks and months as your breasts continue to adjust to their new contour and position. Typically, women are very happy with their new appearance and feel more confident. Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle will help to ensure long lasting results for your new look.
Many women find that breast reduction or breast augmentation can greatly enhance the results of a breast lift. South Texas residents who are interested in breast lift surgery can call for a consultation with San Antonio plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Bindewald at