Do your breasts hang low on your chest, or have you noticed that your nipples point down? You may be a good candidate for a breast lift. Dr. Balinger offers mastopexy for women in Houston, Conroe and surrounding areas of Texas.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgery that helps with sagging breasts by removing excess skin and breast tissue. The procedure may be combined with breast augmentation or performed as a standalone procedure. Mastopexy is recommended for women after pregnancy, to help with age-related drooping and in cases of natural low-hanging breasts.
How Much Does Mastopexy Cost?
The average cost of mastopexy is $5,000 to $8,500. We will provide a more specific cost after your consultation with Dr. Balinger. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
- Lifts the breasts to appear perkier
- May give the breasts a fuller appearance, although this is not a primary goal
- May be combined with breast implants and augmentation
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Lift?
A breast lift does not make your breasts larger. If this is a goal of yours, Dr. Balinger may recommend a combination breast augmentation with lift. Excess skin and tissue is removed to lift the breasts, and then implants are used to add shape and size.
How is Mastopexy Performed?
Mastopexy is performed by making incisions in the breasts. The location of the incisions is based upon your anatomy and needs for the lift. After making the incisions, Dr. Balinger removes excess skin so the breasts do not sag.
What is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?
Expect to spend a few days at home resting after your mastopexy. You may have swelling, discomfort, tenderness, numbness, and bruising. You may want to ask a friend or family member to stay with you during this time to help with day-to-day needs. The swelling gradually decreases, and it may take six to 12 months for the swelling to completely resolve.
How Long Will Mastopexy Results Last?
Dr. Balinger explains to his patients that a breast lift is considered a relatively long-term solution for drooping breasts, yet the procedure will not stop the effects of aging or pregnancy. Changes in your weight, such as gaining and losing weight, can stretch the skin of the breasts and cause additional sagging. Maintaining an ideal, steady weight may reduce the risk of needing a second breast lift in the future.
If your droopy breasts are troubling you, we invite you to learn about our breast lift procedure, as well as a breast lift with augmentation to add fullness. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers mastopexy for women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free breast lift consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.