Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center: David D. Davila, DO, FACOS
Cosmetic Surgeon located in Vintage Park, Houston, TX
If your breasts have changed in shape, size, or positioning over the years, a breast lift can help you feel more confident in your skin. This procedure is a favorite among patients of David Davila, DO, FACOS, and the team at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center. When you’re ready to learn more about what a breast lift can do, book a personalized consultation online or over the phone today at the Houston, Texas, office.
Breast Lift Q & A
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that creates a more lifted, firm breast without the use of implants. It’s a great option for women who are happy with the size of their breasts but want to achieve a lifted profile and address sagging skin.
Breast lifts are less involved than other breast procedures like a full breast reduction or the placement of implants. The process is essentially rearranging the skin and other breast tissues to improve the shape and position of the breasts.
That means the recovery process after a breast lift is easier when compared to a full breast reduction surgery.
What causes changes in breast tissue?
There are many factors that can change the size, shape, or positioning of your breasts. Some of those factors are within your control, while others are not. Genetics also come into play, leaving some women with far more significant breast changes than others, even when they share similar sizes and shapes.
Some of the things that can change the appearance of your breasts include:
- Weight changes
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, it can be hard to feel confident. There’s no reason to avoid certain clothing or feel uncomfortable about your body when the experienced and gifted surgeon at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Davila, can help.
What happens during a breast lift?
You receive medication to help you relax before the procedure begins. Once you’re resting comfortably, Dr. Davila makes careful incisions to gain access to the underlying tissues. He makes every effort to place the incision lines where they are least noticeable after your procedure.
The next step involves lifting your breast tissue to create a more refined shape. In some cases, Dr. Davila has to reposition the nipples to achieve the right placement on the new breast shape. If you have enlarged areolas, he can trim that area.
Once Dr. Davila trims away any excess skin, he carefully closes the incisions, taking care to reduce scarring to the greatest degree possible. You receive thorough post-operative instructions before you head home to begin the recovery process.
Another option for a breast lift is auto-augmentation. With this approach, Dr. Davila removes excess breast tissue and repositions it to enhance your overall breast size. It is a great option for those who want to boost size and fullness without traditional breast implants.
How long does it take to see results after a breast lift?
You notice your lifted and enhanced breast shape immediately after your procedure, but expect a degree of swelling and bruising, so it may take a week or two or longer for the full results to become apparent.
Taking good care of your incisions as directed is the best way to minimize scarring. You also want to give your body a chance to heal before resuming strenuous exercise or lifting. Dr. Davila checks your progress during your follow-up visit and advises you on when to get back in the swing of your normal daily routine.
If you have questions about the breast lift procedure or are ready to have the procedure, call Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center to book a face-to-face consultation. Online scheduling is also available.