About Breast Lift Surgery
Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that recontours the breasts by trimming away loose skin and surgically tightening the remaining tissue to result in a more youthful and healthier look. This life-changing surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this procedure so effective and successful that new statistics by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal nearly a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Phillip Dauwe, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX, performs this procedure at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. By utilizing the latest methods, Dr. Dauwe can choose the appropriate technique based upon the degree of sag present, keeping in mind the desired result.
Benefits Of A Breast Lift
A breast lift tailored to your specific needs and goals by Dr. Dauwe has multiple aesthetic and functional benefits, including:
- Lifting the breasts for a younger, perkier look
- Reducing sagging and drooping
- Improving the fullness, form, and overall aesthetics of the breasts
- Correcting breast asymmetry (one breast is different than the other)
- Enhancing breast firmness
- Reducing irritation under the breasts
- Resizing and reshaping the areolas
Breast Lift Reviews
"Implant exchange and mastopexy, liposuction - Dr. Dauwe is amazing!! I had BA with another doctor in 2015, my implant was way too big for my chest wall, and I was never truly happy. After having my Tummy Tuck with Dr. Dauwe in July, I knew I wanted to have him fix my Breasts. I am so glad that I did!! My surgery was yesterday, February 26, 2021, at 3, I already LOVE my results. Dr. Dauwe and his team are amazing! He's so sweet, sincere, and has the best bedside manner. When you walk into his office you immediately feel comfortable it's truly like a family. I love everyone there! If you're looking for an amazing Cosmetic Surgeon, go see Dr. Dauwe, you will not be disappointed!"- J. / RealSelf / Feb 27, 2021
"Answered Prayers - How blessed I was the first day I called Dr. Dauwe's office! He actually answered the phone! Anxiously, I told him I had breast implants that were 35 years old and one had ruptured according to the mammogram I had just had. I was sure that he would be horrified that I had not had anything done to my implants since my first surgery, but he wasn't. I thought, too, he would not like to hear that I no longer wanted to have breast implants. He listened to every concern I had and heard every story I had about trying to find a plastic surgeon to help me. Most importantly, Dr. Dauwe wanted me to be comfortable with my self image. So he did exactly what I wanted. He removed the implants and gave me a breast lift. I actually could write a book about how God was in every moment of this experience with Dr. Dauwe! But briefly, I must let you all know that I found Dr. Dauwe to be humbly confident and quietly determined. He assured me he could help me. He had a plan, and he would execute his plan. From that phone call to this moment three months later, Dr. Dauwe has cared for me and made me feel so much more comfortable without breast implants. I am thankful for the kindness, concern and care given to me by Julie, Sara, Kathryn, Karen, and the team that appeared in the operating room just before they put me to sleep. God has blessed Dr. Dauwe with the knowledge, wisdom, and skill to help people with their self-images. God bless you and all of your staff, Dr. Dauwe."- B.K. / RealSelf / Sep 25, 2019
"I absolutely LOVE Dr. Dauwe!! I had a mommy makeover (tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation) with him at the end of September and my results blow my mind!! I’ve never felt so good about my body!! I can’t recommend him enough!! Schedule a consultation and go do it; you’ll be SO glad you did!! AND his Nurse Injector, Tessa, is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. I see her for Botox and Lip filler and she does an amazingly beautiful job!! Go see them!!"- K.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2022
"I absolutely LOVE Dr. Dauwe!! I had a mommy makeover (tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation) with him at the end of September and my results blow my mind!! I’ve never felt so good about my body!! I can’t recommend him enough!! Schedule a consultation and go do it; you’ll be SO glad you did!! AND his Nurse Injector, Tessa, is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. I see her for Botox and Lip filler and she does an amazingly beautiful job!! Go see them!!"- K.T. / Google / Jan 26, 2022
"Where do I begin? Seriously the BEST Dr and staff ever! 14 years ago I had a breast lift and augmentation at a different location. Immediately started having complications, resulting in multiple skin graphs and reconstruction. Also resulting in nerve damage. I’ve been SCARED to get this issue fixed. Until my best friends and several of their family members shared their experience with Dr Dauwe and his staff! AMAZING! So I gave them a shot, and let me tell you my experience with them and their entire staff was just as if not more amazing! Not only did they calm my fears and gave me my confidence back, you could not ask for a better staff and Doctor Who genuinely cares about your well-being and your needs. This has been some thing that has lowered my self-esteem for the past 14 years and I finally feel whole again! The surgery went perfect with Little pain and I was so worried about the healing process because of the last experience I had with another office. But so far I am doing beyond better than expected and they have been nothing but amazing! My husband and I were blown away with the surgery center and all the staff there just being over and abundantly caring not just being nice because it’s their job but genuinely caring about you! I simply cannot say enough! If you were looking for a cosmetic doctor for any reason I highly recommend Dr. Dauwe and his wonderful staff! Thank you again for giving me back my confidence!"- K.S. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
Do I Need A Breast Lift?
You may come to Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery wanting breast implants, but after a private assessment, you may discover that breast lift surgery is a better option. This may be due to the amount of loose skin, sagging, or low nipple position. Breasts that have lost elasticity usually need skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and bring the breasts to a perkier position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the fold at the bottom of your breast, a breast lift can dramatically help their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you need to be in good health and at a good weight.
A breast lift takes usually 1.5 - 2 hours and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The duration of this treatment is dependent on the nature of breast size and sagging. The surgical technique used for a breast lift typically falls into two categories — the technique is defined by the location and type of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most used methods. The incision is first completed, and any loose skin is removed along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin is then tightened and the breasts are lifted to a more youthful position. In most situations, the size of the areola is reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Dauwe ahead of surgery. If the lift is the only procedure being performed and if size and shape are a worry, augmentation surgery with implants can be implemented at a different date.
What To Expect with a Breast Lift
After the procedure, you will wear a medical compression bra to assist with swelling. No drains are used for this procedure. Typically, swelling usually dissipates within several days. Dr. Dauwe or a member of his team will provide in-depth home treatment care instructions to help with your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery will be apparent after a few weeks as the breasts become less swollen. Dr. Dauwe's patients consistently report that their breasts feel and appear natural.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lifts
How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Dauwe will assess your goals before creating your personal treatment plan. Following that, he can estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift will significantly enhance your physical appearance so it is important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Dauwe. To help make surgery affordable, Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery will help you find low-interest financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your specific goals. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Dauwe will evaluate your physical condition and also listen to your goals at your consultation, then make a decision about whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or an augmentation plus a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be moved up in the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, then Dr. Dauwe can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This may be discussed during your appointment so he can choose the ideal incision pattern to use in your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With good care following surgery, your results can last for many years. Your breasts will still age normally, which means you could start to see loose and sagging skin in time. Factors such as significant weight loss or gain can change your results; therefore, it is best to stay at a steady weight following your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding following a breast lift may also alter your results, which is why Dr. Dauwe suggests patients wait until they are done having kids to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift may improve asymmetry in your breasts if they're different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Dauwe will evaluate the physical condition and appearance of your breasts in your consultation and talk about how a breast lift will be able to help you. In your surgery, he will adjust the tissue so your breasts are equal in position and size for symmetry.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of so many Dallas, TX women. If you have hanging, sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or that stop you from sporting the clothing styles you desire, a mastopexy at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery may be the solution. When you have your initial consultation, a thorough breast assessment will be performed by Dr. Dauwe and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will establish a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery and speak to a patient coordinator to schedule a consultation.
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