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BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY)
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Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Houston, TX

A breast lift – also referred to as mastopexy – is a cosmetic surgery that addresses breast sagging resulting from natural aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Breasts that are drooping or sagging can ruin a woman’s self-image and sense of self-esteem. Plastic surgeons remove excess skin and tissue from the breast region in order to achieve a perky, lifted, breast appearance. Many women who undergo this treatment report feeling more confident in their feminine beauty and experiencing an improved quality of life.
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Balinger offers breast lift procedures to patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding Texas areas. The surgeon understands that your best self is connected to your self-confidence. Working with a team of experienced clinicians, Dr. Chris goes out of his way to make sure that each patient is comfortable, safe, and happy with their procedure outcome. The surgeon uses state of the art equipment and advanced surgical methods to achieve the best result while minimizing the risk of side effects such as scarring.

Am I a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lift the female breasts for a more youthful and attractive breast appearance. You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if:

  • You are in good physical and emotional health
  • You are unhappy about the loose, sagging, or drooping shape of your breasts
  • You have nipples that are pointing downwards
  • You have excessively large nipples and areolas
  • You are over the age of 18 years
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure
During your initial breast lift Houston Texas consultation with Dr. Balinger, the surgeon will listen to your concerns and examine your breasts before letting you know whether this procedure is for you. If you have sagging breasts that are also small, Dr. Balinger may recommend that you have a combined breast augmentation and lift procedure. Since breast lift is a highly individualized procedure, Dr. Balinger emphasizes that you are having this procedure out of your own volition, not because someone else asked you to.

Procedure Approach

Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed at Dr. Balinger’s in-office operating room or an accredited medical facility. Before the procedure, the surgeon will create markings to help guide the surgery. An anesthesiologist will then sedate the patient to ensure their comfort and safety throughout the procedure. Dr. Balinger will create an incision around the areola extending down to the breast crease. While doing this, the surgeon takes extra steps to reduce the risk of scarring. The next step is to lift and reshape the breasts. Excess skin is removed and breast tissue is tightened in order to give your breasts a firmer, lifted, and rounder appearance. Once the desired changes have been made, the surgeon will close the incisions and apply bandages to the treatment area. You will then be put in an observation room where your vitals will be monitored before you are discharged from the hospital.

Recovery After your Breast Lift Surgery

Recovery after breast lift in Houston TX varies from one patient to the other based on the nature of the procedure and the patient’s unique healing ability. It is important to have someone to drive you home and help with chores over the first few days of recovery. Dr. Balinger will ask that you move around as soon as you are able to in order to promote proper blood flow. Many patients experience bruising, swelling, and pain in the first week. You will be given pain medication to help alleviate discomfort, as well as antibiotics to prevent infections. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise are prohibited until you get the green light from the surgeon. It is important that you take plenty of rest during the recovery period. Eating the right foods can also help get well quicker. You will be required to avoid smoking for at least 4 weeks after this procedure. Make sure to strictly adhere to the surgeon’s post-op instructions in order to make sure that everything goes on well during recovery. Dr. Balinger’s office is available to answer your questions or and provide the support you need throughout the recovery duration.

Plan your Procedure in Houston Texas

Breast lift plastic surgery prices Houston can vary dramatically based on the extensiveness of the procedure. Most of Dr. Balinger’s breast lift patients can however expect to pay between $5,000 and $8,500 for this treatment. Since breast lift is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure, health insurance typically does not pay for it. During your consultation visit with Dr. Balinger, the surgeon will provide a cost estimate based on a personalized treatment plan developed for you. The surgeon offers financing options for his patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding TX areas.

Meet the Surgeon

Christopher Balinger, MD, brings keen professionalism to the operating table. With each patient, the surgeon creates a highly customized plan to achieve the desired procedure outcome while working to eliminate or minimize the risk of scarring and other side effects. Dr. Balinger is uniquely skilled to perform breast lift and a host of other cosmetic surgeries. He works with a team of highly qualified support staff who are committed to the safety and well being of their patients. If you are looking for the best plastic surgeon in Houston for breast lift, get in touch with Dr. Balinger’s office today.
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Average Cost
$5,000 – $8,500
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Procedure Time
1-3 Hours
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Recovery Time
1-2 Weeks
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Insurance
Not Covered
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.
Frequently Asked Questions

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 a breast augmentation with a 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.