About the Breast Lift Procedure

Many women develop deflated, droopy breasts, no matter what their age. However, this is more common in women who have had children or who have experienced significant weight loss. Breast lift surgery is designed to remove loose, stretched breast skin and return the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall.

  • Average Cost: $7,600 to $15,000
  • Typical Recovery Period: Four to Six Weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation
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Say Goodbye to Sagging Breasts With a Custom Breast Lift

Changes to our bodies can happen for any number of reasons, and you’re absolutely not alone if you’ve found yourself feeling less than satisfied with the look of your breasts. Sagging and drooping can be present for any number of reasons. Some patients are simply not happy with the breasts they were born with, while others may have found that their bodies have changed as a natural part of the aging process or due to weight loss.

Whatever your specific situation may be, Dr. Young Cho is ready to offer you an extensive level of surgical expertise, creating breast lift results that will restore your youthful silhouette and leave you feeling alluring and confident. To learn more about how this procedure can enhance the look of your breasts—and your overall quality of life along with it—reach out to us at our Spring, TX location and speak with a helpful member of our team today.

Your Bespoke Breast Lift Treatment Plan

Before your breast lift surgery, technically called a mastopexy, Dr. Cho will meet with you to review your medical history and evaluate the degree of ptosis, or sagging, in your breasts. He will talk with you about your cosmetic goals and use this information, combined with information about your unique anatomy, to determine the right technique for your breast lift. 

If you desire volume restoration in addition to a more youthful-looking breast, Dr. Cho may recommend a breast lift with implants. We can also work with you to explore additional body contouring treatments that might truly bring your results to the next level. We offer more than 60 procedures here at Integrated Aesthetics and will be excited to explore your goals with you.

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Why Our Patients Love the Breast Lift

  • Breast lift surgery is a good option for women whose breast skin has stretched due to pregnancy, weight loss, or breastfeeding.
  • The downtime after this procedure is generally just five days, although you should restrict strenuous activity and lifting for six weeks.
  • Though you receive prescription medications, many patients only require over-the-counter pain medication. Complications are rare compared to other surgical procedures.
  • Complications are rare compared to other surgical procedures.
  • A breast lift can make asymmetrical breasts appear similar.
  • The procedure can be combined with implants and/or fat grafting to augment and lift the breasts.
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Your Breast Lift Consultation

Before your breast lift, you will consult with Dr. Cho, and he will determine if you are a good candidate for a breast lift. You should be a nonsmoker with a stable weight in good health to be prepared for this procedure.

You will also be directed to carefully follow pre-operative instructions beginning weeks prior to surgery, including avoidance of all tobacco products, supplements, and medications that can thin the blood.

Breast Lift Surgical Details

During breast lift surgery, Dr. Cho will return your breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall, and reposition the nipples so that they are proportionate to your breast dimensions. Whether you have a breast lift or combined breast lift and breast augmentation, you will receive general or sedation anesthesia, and the entire procedure should take one to three hours.

Breast lift surgery incisions may be placed along half of each areola (crescent incision), completely around each areola (periareolar incision), vertically down the bottom of each breast (lollipop incision) and/or along each breast fold (inverted T or anchor incision). Dr. Cho will explain his incision placement to you during your consultation.

Do I need a lift, an augmentation, or both?

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Recovery After a Breast Lift

Most patients can return to work and resume their normal daily activities within one to two weeks. You will experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising during this time. Changes in nipple sensation may also be apparent but will eventually resolve. Dr. Cho will check your healing progress during follow-up recovery appointments and tell you when you may resume strenuous physical activity, such as exercise and sexual activity. 

In general, most patients must wait up to six weeks. It is very important to follow all post-operative instructions during the recovery period and protect your surgical incisions from the sun since sun exposure can cause scars to darken.

Within three to six months, your breast lift results will be nearly final, and you will enjoy a more youthful-looking bust.

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What else do I need to know?

  • A breast lift will not change the size of your breasts significantly.
  • You will have scars from the incisions, which will fade over the next year or two.
  • You will have to maintain your weight to keep the same results over time.

Are there any risks involved?

Breast lift surgery is considered safe when it is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Risks include bleeding, infection, and reactions to anesthesia. There is also a risk of damage to the nipples or areolas or difficulty breastfeeding in the future. Any numbness in the nipples or breasts usually resolves after a few weeks. You should tell your doctor and anesthesiologist about your medications, including supplements and vitamins. They might request that you stop taking blood thinners and fish oil capsules.

How much will my consultation cost?

The cost of a consultation with Dr. Cho is $175, and this can be applied to the overall cost of your procedure if you decide to move forward with us.

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Your Breast Lift Expert

Dr. Young Cho, MD, FACS comes with more than 20 years of procedural experience, backed by an extensive degree of education and training. He works with a deep commitment to patient education, taking the time to educate those he works with and ensuring that they fully understand the procedures and services offered here at Integrated Aesthetics. When he creates your results, he'll call upon decades of experience to ensure that your outcome truly exceeds your expectations.

If you'd like to learn more about what we can do for you at Integrated Aesthetics, reach out to us at our Spring, TX or The Woodlands locations and speak with a member of our team to set up your consultation today.

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