Austin Breast Lift Surgery

As women get older, their breasts tend to sag due to lost elasticity in the skin, and a breast lift can be performed to return the breasts to their former shape and position. A breast lift is different from a breast augmentation in that it enhances the look of the breasts without using implants, but rather by repositioning the breast tissue that already exists. This procedure is great for women whose breasts have sagged due to aging or pregnancy. If you are interested in a breast lift in Austin with Dr. Crawford, please fill out the form on this page to set up a consultation.

Good Candidates for Breast Lift

The ideal candidates for a breast lift surgery are healthy adults (over the age of 18) who are looking to correct dropping breasts. The procedure is more effective if you are an older woman who does not plan on having any more children, because pregnancy and breastfeeding could reverse the results. An excessive loss of weight may also affect the results of a breast lift, so you should not receive the procedure if you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight. You must also be physically and emotionally stable to receive the surgery.

It is important to have realistic expectations when it comes to having a breast lift. The surgery does not make your breasts bigger; it simply lifts the breast tissue to eliminate the sagging appearance. A breast lift will make your breasts look perky and more youthful. If you want to make your breasts bigger with implants, a breast augmentation may be a better choice for you than a breast lift.

The Breast Lift Procedure

When you have decided that a breast lift is the right procedure for you, it is important to know the details of how the procedure works. A common method of lifting the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola while another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision is horizontal beneath the breast and follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

After Dr. Crawford has removed excess breast skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which in a sagging breast may have been stretched, can be reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the areola is brought down and together beneath it to reshape the breast.

The procedure takes about two hours to complete and you will begin to see results within a month as the swelling and bruising go down. During breast lift recovery, patients are required to wear a surgical bra for the first few days after the surgery. This bra is then replaced with a support bandage or sports bra to be worn for several weeks. Patients are normally able to return to work and light activities after about a week, however, during the first week, it is important to avoid bending over or performing any strenuous activities that put unnecessary pressure on the chest. Physical activity too soon after surgery can slow healing and cause excess swelling and bleeding.

To learn more about Austin breast lift procedures with Dr. Crawford, please fill out the form on this page or call our office at 512-732-3006.

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