The breasts play an influential role in your femininity. If yours have begun to sag due to breastfeeding, pregnancy, weight fluctuations or the natural aging process, a breast lift in Houston with Dr. Lyos can return them to a more youthful position on your chest.
Women who are unhappy with the position or projection of their breasts may benefit from a breast lift. If you want to increase the size of your breasts, you should consider an augmentation because a breast lift alone cannot make your breasts larger. That being said, a breast lift can make your breasts appear larger if they are in a higher, more youthful position.
Women considering a breast lift should be done with childbearing. The hormone changes and weight fluctuations associated with pregnancy can often alter the results of your breast lift. Candidates should also be in good general health, at or near their goal weight, and committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The Woodlands breast lift may be the right choice if you:
Dr. Lyos performs several different kinds of breast lift procedures. Here's what you need to know about your options:
The standard breast lift involves an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, down the breast and along the breast crease. It's a lengthy incision that does leave some scarring, but it's very effective in reducing sagging and droopiness.
The doughnut involves limited incisions around the areola. As such, it's associated with a much quicker recovery time and less scarring - but less tissue can be removed. As such, it's not ideal for women with very large breasts.
The lollipop is often considered the "Goldilocks" of breast lifts. It involves a small incision around the areola and down the front of the breast, ensuring minimal scarring along with a moderate lift.
A breast lift is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home the same day. You will have a surgical compression wrap in the initial stages of healing and should refrain from lifting or other strenuous activities.
Approximately one week off of work is standard after a breast lift. The recovery is well-tolerated by most women and any discomfort can be managed with pain medication. A few days after the surgery you will be able to drive and resume other light activities. Dr. Lyos will monitor your progress and advise you on appropriate levels of activity.
You will likely notice a difference in the height and projection of your breasts immediately after surgery, but your results will continue to improve throughout the healing process. Your breasts will have a natural shape that complements your other features.
Your scars will fade over the months following your procedure. After about one year your scars should heal to a thin line.
A breast lift will not halt the aging process, but think of it like turning back the clock. Your breasts will have a youthful appearance but will continue to age naturally over time. You can prolong the results of your procedure with a few simple lifestyle choices.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will be vital to maintaining your results. We recommend that you be near your goal weight before undergoing a breast lift. Your goal weight should be realistic and attainable. Avoiding large fluctuations in weight will keep your skin from stretching and distorting the results of your breast lift.
Breast lift candidates should ideally be done with childbearing. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine will help you stay close to your goal weight and sustain healthy skin. A breast lift can give you the self-confidence to wear a bathing suit or other clothing items that may normally make you uncomfortable. Moisturize regularly and liberally apply sunscreen when you are going to be in the sun for an extended amount of time.
A breast lift in Houston is highly effective in elevating sagging tissue, but it can't boost volume. If you want to enlarge small breasts, you will need implants as well. Fortunately, Dr. Lyos can combine the two procedures so that they are done simultaneously.
Dr. Lyos performs breast lifts in the comfort and safety of our state-of-the-art Houston surgical center. The procedure is done under general anesthesia so that you will be completely unconscious throughout the entire experience.
To begin, Dr. Lyos will create the incisions discussed during your initial consultation and pre-operative appointments. Through that opening, he will artfully reshape your breasts - trimming away excess skin and repositioning the underlying tissue. He will also resize stretched areolas and elevate your nipple so that it's on a higher location on your chest.
To complete The Woodlands breast lift surgery, Dr. Lyos will strategically place several sutures deep within your breast tissue to ensure that your new breast shape lasts.