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In many cases, a breast lift in Austin with our skilled surgeons has the ability to not only correct the appearance of the breasts, but may also greatly improve a woman’s health and help her feel better. Because of this, a breast lift is one of the most satisfying procedures available for a woman.

What is a breast lift? 

A breast lift surgery, also called a mastopexy, rejuvenates and uplifts sagging breasts and nipples to restore a youthful contour. A breast list achieves perkier, firmer breasts by removing excess skin and tissue and raising the breasts higher on the chest wall. A breast lift may also address downward-pointing nipples, ultimately achieving more appealing breasts that tilt upward attractively.

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What are the benefits of a breast lift? 

For many women, the desire for a breast lift comes as the breasts begin to sag. This can be a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or simple aging. A mastopexy can improve sagging breasts and provide a perkier, firmer, more attractive appearance. A breast lift isn’t about making breasts larger; rather, the procedure focuses on lifting and shaping the breasts and/or areolae to be more proportional and balanced, which can also help with back and neck pain. 

A breast lift can:

  • Restore shape after pregnancy and nursing
  • Restore shape after weight loss
  • Achieve perkiness for sagging breasts
  • Achieve shapely, appealing areolae 
  • Achieve upward tilting, attractive nipples 
  • Improve breast proportion and symmetry
  • Ultimately provide youthful, lifted breasts

Am I a candidate for a breast lift?

There are many indicators that a breast lift may be very beneficial to you. You may look and feel much better after a mastopexy in Austin if:

  • You're embarrassed by your breasts
  • You always have indentions in your skin from bra straps
  • Your breasts limit certain activities for you
  • You have irregularly-shaped or stretched areolas
  • Your nipples hang below the bottom crease of your breasts
  • You have chronic back pain
  • Your breasts changed due to significant weight loss
  • Your breasts changed due to pregnancy/nursing
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Ideal candidates for a breast lift should meet the following physical requirements

  • Are generally in good physical health 
  • Do not smoke
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are not currently taking blood-thinning medications or supplements

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Dr. Schneider was absolutely amazing. He made me feel so comfortable and knew exactly what I was looking for. I am so incredibly happy with my results, and I’ve recommended him to all my friends! He was incredibly knowledgeable and was always so responsive when I texted him with questions. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with him or with Austin Face and Body!

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What can I expect from the procedure?

Your Initial Consultation 

During your consultation for a mastopexy in Austin, Dr. Linville will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, body type, and personal aesthetic goals to determine the ideal procedure technique and incision placement for you. 

Other factors that will be taken into consideration include your breast size and shape, your skin quality and elasticity, how much breast sagging you have, how much excess skin you have, and the size and position of your areolas. If you have concerns about scars, Dr. Linville will discuss this with you during your consultation as well. 

Surgical Procedure 

By removing stretched-out skin, re-shaping the breast tissue, and lifting the areola and nipple, Dr. Linville can achieve a more sculpted and attractive contour. The procedure uses general anesthesia, and typically takes two to three hours (unless it is being performed along with a breast augmentation or breast reduction). 

Dr. Linville will make incisions, remove expendable skin, and lift the breast tissue to a higher chest position. The natural breast tissue is then re-shaped to achieve a perkier and firmer appearance. The areola and nipple are also re-positioned to an area that is balanced with the breasts. Often, enlarged areolas are reduced in size and excess breast skin is removed to achieve a more toned look. After this, the remaining skin is tightened as the incisions are closed.

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What are my other breast lift options?

Patients who would like another option for a mastopexy may choose from the following:

Breast Lift with BodyTite 

Many breast lift patients who want the benefits of the surgery without the actual surgery choose the BodyTite™ method, a non-surgical option for a breast lift procedure. BodyTite uses radiofrequency assisted lipolysis to tighten and raise sagging breast tissue at the same time, and is minimally invasive (no scars, and little downtime). The treatment is performed under general or local anesthesia, and requires only tiny incisions in the breasts, through which the BodyTite wand is inserted to tighten and lift the tissue.

Breast Lift with Augmentation 

Many of our Austin patients choose to add a breast augmentation to their breast lift in Austin. While the lift alone elevates the nipple and areola and removes excess skin, a breast lift with augmentation will restore youthful volume to the area. When combining these two transformative procedures, you can enhance your cup size and sculpt a more youthful figure. 

Incisions for breast lift surgery

For mastopexy, Dr. Chris Schneider and Dr. Alex Pong typically choose either the vertical incision or the anchor incision. With a vertical lift, one incision is created encircling the areola, while a second incision runs from the areola down to the breast crease. With an anchor lift, the incision encircles the areola, runs down vertically to the breast crease, and then runs horizontally along the inframammary fold, creating the appearance of a ship’s anchor. You will meet with your provider for a detailed consultation, during which the best incision approach for your unique anatomy, goals, and concerns will be assessed. 

What is the Breast Lift Recovery Like?

After your mastopexy procedure, you will be given a surgical bra to help support your breasts. The majority of patients take a week off from work (three if the job is physically demanding). During that week, patients commonly experience soreness, tenderness, bleeding, and swelling. A small percentage of patients also experience tightness or skin numbness around the incision site(s). Avoid any added pressure on your chest, as well as sleeping on your stomach. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided for two to three weeks post-surgery. 

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Providers who perform a Breast Lift at Austin Face & Body

Dr. Chris Schneider

Dr. Chris Schneider is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who also specializes in microsurgery. He is a native Texan who is proud to return home to the Lone Star State after nearly a decade of intense surgical training.

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Why choose Austin Face & Body for breast lift surgery in austin? 

If you’re looking for the best breast lift in Austin, please contact us at Austin Face & Body. We are an aesthetic plastic surgery practice that brings together top surgeons and innovators from all over the country to Austin, Texas, to provide the highest level of patient care. You will receive warm and professional service, attention to detail, outstanding communication, and, best of all, incredible results. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 512-559-3544 or contact us online. 

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Breast Lift FAQ 

What is the cost of a breast lift?

The cost of a mastopexy depends on the complexity of the procedure required, including whether you’re having complementary procedures such as breast augmentation. Your exact cost will be determined during your consultation.

How long until I can exercise after a breast lift?

After about a week, you will be able to do light activities such as walking. Wait for 4-6 weeks to resume strenuous exercise.

Will I be able to breastfeed after my breast lift?

Most patients are able to breastfeed after having a breast lift. Be sure to tell your surgeon you would like to have this option during your consultation.

Will health insurance cover breast lift surgery?

Unless the procedure is deemed medically necessary, a breast lift is not typically covered by insurance companies.

How long will the results of my breast lift last?

Breast lift results usually last for 10-15 years. For some patients, the results of a breast lift will last much longer.

Will my nipples be moved during my breast lift surgery?

Yes, during a breast lift surgery, your nipples may be repositioned to achieve a more youthful and balanced appearance of the breasts.

Will I have visible scars after breast lift surgery?

While there will be some scarring after breast lift surgery, a skilled surgeon strives to minimize their visibility by placing incisions strategically, usually resulting in scars that fade over time and can often be concealed by clothing or swimwear.

Can a breast lift address tuberous breast deformity?

Yes, a breast lift can help correct tuberous breast deformity by reshaping and repositioning the breast tissue, creating a more natural and balanced appearance.

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