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There are many cosmetic surgeons in the Houston area that can do a breast lift. There is just one fellowship-trained cosmetic and board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

What is the significance of this? Dr. Cyr is well-versed in the layers of muscles and bones in the chest from being an orthopedic surgeon. This understanding enables him to create the outcome with near 3D visualization. As a result of this exceptional skill, OrthoSculpt™ was coined.

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

A mastopexy, often known as a breast lift, is a surgical procedure that raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast form. According to recent data, breast lifts have increased by 70% since 2000, surpassing breast implants by a factor of two. Also, the areola can grow over time, and a breast lift might help to minimize this.

A breast lift can revitalize your shape by creating a more youthful and elevated breast profile. Over time, a woman’s breasts lose their young form and firmness. These changes and decrease of skin elasticity can occur as a result of:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

Why A Breast Lift Is Done 

Your breasts alter as you age, losing shape and firmness. Breast changes are caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Pregnancy: As your breasts get bigger and heavier during pregnancy, the ligaments that support them may strain. Whether or not you nurse your baby, this straining may lead to sagging breasts after pregnancy.
  • Weight fluctuations: Weight fluctuations can cause your breast skin to stretch and lose suppleness.
  • Gravity. Over time, gravity causes the ligaments in the breasts to stretch and droop, especially in the case of large breasts.
  • Genetics. Sometimes your natural breast shape and size are small or too relaxed to start. In the case of naturally relaxed breasts, your surgeon will know if you need a lift before adding any weight with implants or fat transfer.

Why Have A Breast Lift with OrthoSculpt? 

This procedure helps alleviate sagging and elevates the position of the nipples and the areolae (the darker region surrounding the nipples). During the surgery, a breast lift might also decrease the size of the areolae to maintain symmetry to the newly shaped breasts.

If you are considering a breast lift, consider the following:

  • When your breasts are unsupported, do your nipples slip below your breast creases?
  • Do your nipples and areolae point downward.
  • Your areolae have stretched to overly prominent.
  • Is one of your breasts lower than the other?
  • Is one of your breasts asymmetrical?

NOTE: While a breast lift may be performed on any size breast, women with smaller drooping breasts will most likely see longer-lasting effects. Larger breasts are heavier, making them more prone to sagging again.

A Breast Lift Is NOT Always Advised 

If you plan to become pregnant, you should postpone a breast lift. During pregnancy, your breasts may expand, contract, and cancel out the effects of the surgery.

Breast-feeding is also a consideration. Although breastfeeding is typically viable following a breast lift, it’s vital to discuss this with your surgeon to determine how they proceed with your surgery.

The Stages – Consult to Aftercare

The Consult

Your surgeon will evaluate your medical history on your initial visit. Prepare to answer questions regarding your present and previous medical issues. Inform your doctor if you have a family history of breast cancer.

You may be asked to provide the outcomes of mammograms or breast biopsies.

The doctor will evaluate your breasts, particularly the location of your nipples and areolae, to assess your treatment choices. They will also take into account the quality or lack of skin tone. The doctor may also photograph your breasts for your confidential medical record in preparation for surgery.

Talk to the doctor about your expectations. Share with them why you want a breast lift and what you hope to gain from it. Make sure you understand any downsides and advantages, including scars and changes in nipple sensation or breastfeeding.

Preparing For Your Surgery

Stop smoking. Smoking decreases blood flow to the skin, potentially delaying recovery. If you smoke, your doctor will advise you to quit 90-120 days before surgery. In addition to a blood test to ensure your red blood cell count is suitable for surgery, you may need to get a blood test for nicotine just before surgery to ensure you are good to go for surgery.

Avoid certain medications. Your doctor will review the list with you. As a rule, aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, certain vitamins, and herbal supplements, which might increase bleeding, should be avoided.

Arrange for help during recovery. Make adjustments for someone to drive you home following surgery and to be with you while you at least the first day. During your early recovery, you may need assistance with regular grooming and chores such as shampooing your hair and lifting more than a certain amount of weight.

Be at a healthy weight. If you’ve gained weight in the last year, consider adopting dietary adjustments or starting an activity program to help you lose weight. Although not necessarily a condition of surgery, your results can be more tailored to your body size.

During Your Breast Lift

The methods for removing breast skin and reshaping breast tissue differ. The location of the incisions and scars will be decided by which procedure your cosmetic surgeon selects after talking with you.

Your doctor might make incisions:

  • Around the areolae, the darker area surrounding the nipples.
  • From the areolae to the breast creases.
  • Horizontally along the breast creases.

During your lift, the doctor will restructure your breast tissue and, if required, reduce the size of your areolae. That means removing extra breast skin and repositioning the nipples.

Breast Lift surgery usually takes two to four hours. You can return home the same day.

After The Procedure

Your breasts will be wrapped with gauze and a surgical support device after a breast lift. To prevent blood or a seroma, extra fluid build-up under the skin, tiny tubes may be inserted at the incision sites with a drain which the doctor or his nurse will empty during your checkups.

For around two weeks, your breasts will be puffy and bruised. You will most likely have discomfort and soreness around the incisions, which will be red or pink for two to three months. Numbness in the nipples, areolae, and breast skin may last six weeks or more.

  • You may take pain medicine as directed by your doctor in the first several days following a breast lift.
  • Wear the support device as directed by your doctor. Make sure there is no underwire in your bra for the first six weeks. The first several days, you wear it 24 hours. Be sure you understand the importance to your results.
  • Avoid bending, lifting, and straining.
  • To relieve pressure on your breasts, sleep on your back or side.
  • Sexual activity should be avoided for at least one to two weeks following the breast lift.
  • With new scarsavoid direct sunlight for up to one year to prevent hyperpigmentation. After that, use sunscreen to protect your incisions from the sun.

Your aftercare instructions will include when it’s safe to resume daily activities like washing your hair, showering, or bathing.

If you have drainage tubes near your incisions, they will be removed after a few days. When your doctor removes the tubes, they will replace or remove your bandages as well.

Discuss with your doctor when and if your sutures will be removed. Some sutures fall out or dissolve on their own. Others must be removed at the doctor’s office, usually two to three weeks following the procedure.

What’s Next? 

A Breast Lift with OrthoSculpt necessitates a personalized surgical plan. That starts with a consultation with Dr. Cyr.

Fill out our contact form here to take your next step here or better yet, call today! 1 (833) CHISEL U | (833-244-7358).