A breast lift, or mastopexy, can reverse the effects of pregnancy, gravity, aging and weight change, all of which can take their toll on the shape and position of a woman’s breasts. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity while breast volume may decrease, causing breasts to sag and take on a droopy shape. A breast lift surgically removes excess skin and repositions the breasts for a firmer and more youthful appearance.
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sugene Kim is recognized as one of the top female cosmetic surgeons in the greater Houston area and a breast lift specialist. Dr. Kim and the team at SGK Plastic Surgery have helped people from Spring to Conroe and all the way up to College Station bring out the best in their body with both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
Contact us online or call our practice today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your breast lift consultation at SGK Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in The Woodlands near Grand Central Park.
Who Should Consider a Breast Lift?
Women who may benefit from a mastopexy procedure usually have some degree of ptosis, or breast sagging, characterized by nipples that point downward. Many candidates for breast lift surgery have loose breast skin or breasts that appear droopy. While women with naturaly moderate to large breasts tend to experience the greatest degree of sagging, even women with small breasts can experience ptosis.Some of the most common candidates for a breast lift are women who have been pregnant, nursed, lost weight or simply have noticed the effects of gravity on their breasts. Many women choose to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to restore the position of their breasts while also increasing volume. Many women also include a breast lift in their mommy makeover.
Breast Lift Surgery Techniques
Techniques used in breast lift procedures vary depending on breast size and the severity of drooping. There are three common incision types used during mastopexy:
- The anchor incision is the most common breast lift incision. This incision circles the areola, travels vertically down to the crease at the bottom of the breast and follows the curve of the breast on either side. While this technique is the most involved, it also provides the most lift and can be highly effective for women with large breasts and a considerable degree of ptosis.
- The lollipop incision circles the areola and travels vertically down to the crease at the bottom of the breast, ending there.
- The circumareolar incision circles around the areola and does not scar the rest of the breast. While this technique can leave the breasts virtually scarless, it is usually only effective for women with a mild degree of sagging.
In addition to tightening the breast skin and excising any extra, Dr. Kim also repositions the nipples to a natural central location and can resize the areolas as needed to provide the look you desire. During your consultation with Dr. Kim, she can explain the incision types used for breast lift surgery in greater detail, as well as give you an idea of the best approach for your needs. If you wish to resolve asymmetry of your breasts, she may recommend a customized breast augmentation or breast reduction in combination with the lift in order to create the most natural-looking results.
Why Choose Dr. Kim for Your Breast Lift
Dr. Sugene Kim is double board-certified and experienced with breast lift surgery. She will listen to your expectations and evaluate your physical needs to determine the surgery techniques that are most appropriate for you. She can also make recommendations for other procedures or treatments that can complement your breast lift results and help you meet your broader appearance goals.
During your initial one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim, she can determine whether you might be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. She can also help you better understand the results you can expect after your procedure.
To learn more about breast lifts at SGK Plastic Surgery, contact us online or call our practice in The Woodlands today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your consultation.