What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift reshapes the breasts by trimming away loose skin and pulling tight the healthy tissue to result in a more youthful and healthier appearance in your breasts. This life-changing surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Dr. Kevin Hanz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX, offers this procedure at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. By implementing the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Hanz can help you choose the correct technique, depending on your physique and goals.
Can I Get a Breast Lift?
You may come to Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery believing you are a candidate for fuller breasts with breast implants; however, after a private assessment, you may discover that a breast lift is a better option. This is dependent on the amount of breast sagging you have. Breasts that have lost elasticity usually need skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and raise the breasts to a higher position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts look elongated, a surgical lift can improve their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you should be in good health and at a stable weight.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Mommy makeover (my way) - I have two beautiful children (4.5 year old son and 1.5 year old baby girl)!Bringing 2 children into this world and nursing does a lot of work to a mommas body and I was just to a point I really hating looking in the mirror! I finally decided I was ready to fix it but was not willing to do a tummy tuck for multiple reasons but mostly I was terrified! I researched and went to a few different consultations to get a feel for different doctors, which is how I found Dr. Kevin Hanz! He offered body tite which was a great alternative to a tummy tuck and would allow me to tighten up my skin which was loose from my lovely 9lb 4oz baby girl! He is a very kind and patient dr and was willing to sit and answer any and all questions I had without making me feel like he needed to move on to next patient, and his staff was no different! They are very sweet and caring! I decided to have a breast lift with implants, lipo on stomach, flanks, back bra area and inner thighs! I was so scared but I had spoken to Carla (his nurse practitioner) quite a few times about my fears so she made sure she was there the morning of my surgery and held my hand until I was asleep! They are willing to pray with their patients and go the extra mile in making sure they are available so you feel safe and that your needs are met! I am 4 weeks in to my recovery and so very happy with my results so far! My breast lift with implants continue to shape into exactly what I asked for and I couldn’t be happier! With my lipo and body tite I notice a substantial difference and tightening from initial procedure but I am told that will continue to tighten even more so in the next few months! Recovery is long and was pretty painful in the beginning but getting better every day! Dr. Hanz and his staff are incredible and in my opinion can’t be beat!"- J. / RealSelf / May 05, 2019
How Does a Breast Lift Work?
Breast lift surgery takes approximately two hours or more and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. After making the incision, any excess skin will be carefully trimmed away along with fat and tissue that is not desired. The skin left behind is then pulled tight, and your breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they appear healthy. In most situations, the size and shape of your areola are decreased to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in your breast if part of your surgery plan.
What Should I Expect After My Breast Lift?
The overall recovery period for any type of breast lift is more lengthy than breast augmentation. After the procedure, you will be fitted with a medical compression bra to help reduce your swelling. A small tube will also be inserted near the incision site to help with excess fluid leakage that can sometimes occur after mastopexy treatment. Your post-surgical swelling will decrease within the first week. Dr. Hanz or a member of his team will provide details on how to care for your incisions to help your healing process. Results following a breast lift surgery appear after several months as the breasts take their new position on your chest. Your breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel healthy and beautiful.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lift Surgery
How much will my breast lift cost?
In your initial appointment, Dr. Hanz will pay attention to your wants and goals before creating your unique treatment plan. After that, he will estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift will significantly enhance your body so it is important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Hanz, before considering the costs. To help make surgery affordable, Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both will depend on your unique concerns and goals. A breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of your breasts without implants. Dr. Hanz will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or a breast augmentation plus a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Hanz can incorporate an areola reduction during your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so he can choose the best incision pattern and technique to use in your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With good care following surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you could begin to see loose and sagging skin over time. Factors, like significant weight loss or gain, can alter your results so it is best to stay at a steady weight following your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift may also alter your results so Dr. Hanz suggests patients wait until they are done having kids to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift may improve asymmetry in your breasts if they're different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Hanz will evaluate the appearance and condition of your breasts in your consultation and discuss how a breast lift will be able to help. During your surgery, he will adjust the tissue so your breasts are equal in position and size for better symmetry.
Surgical breast lifting has altered the lives of numerous Dallas, TX individuals. If you have drooping breasts that interfere with everyday activities or stop you from feeling your best, a mastopexy at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. During your first visit, a thorough examination will be performed by Dr. Hanz while you discuss your desired outcomes. We will determine a tailored surgical plan to assist in transforming your breasts. We invite you to contact Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.
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