Breast Lift Surgery Overview

Breast Lift Surgery 

Breast Lift Surgery Breast lift is a proven and effective cosmetic surgery procedure that can enable a woman with sagging breasts to restore more sensuous contours and providing a more youthful and perkier projection. Most women emerge from this procedure looking younger and feeling more attractive and confident. The procedure is particularly sought after by mothers who want to regain their pre-pregnancy appearance as a part of a mommy makeover surgery.
A lot of women nowadays choose to receive breast lift in conjunction with breast implant surgery. Whatever may be a woman’s personal aesthetic goals, she should choose the right plastic surgeon to receive the best advice and treatment. The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery is a state of the art practice providing breast lift and other procedures to patients in Houston TX, and surrounding communities.

Suitable Candidates

Mastopexy offers excellent aesthetic benefits, but it is not a surgery for every woman. If a woman has experience loss of breast volume and elasticity due to aging, pregnancy, weight loss or other reasons, causing the breasts to sag heavily, she may be a marvelous candidate for breast lift plastic surgery.
The right candidate will be a woman over 18 years of age, physically and emotionally healthy and having a stable body weight, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and not planning a pregnancy in the near-term, and not having any plans to undergo a major weight loss. The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery receives patients from Houston TX, and nearby areas.

Surgical Techniques

The cosmetic surgeon will decide the appropriate breast lift technique after considering several factors.
Standard Breast Lift
An anchor-shaped incision will be created to perform this traditional breast lift technique. One incision will be created around the border of the areola, and another vertical incision down to the base of the breast. A third incision will be placed horizontally along the breast crease. The technique can reduce significant droopiness in the lower half of the breast.
Doughnut Breast Lift
The skin removal involved in doughnut breast lift is relatively lesser as compared to a standard lift. Therefore, the scarring is minimal and downtime is reduced. The procedure involves the placement of a circumferential incision around the areola to remove a limited amount of tissue. This technique may not be chosen for women who have larger breasts. Stretched or misshaped areolas can also be resized and reshaped with this procedure.
Lollipop Breast Lift
This technique falls somewhere in the midway between a standard and doughnut lifts. Also called vertical mastopexy, this technique involves the creation of an incision around the areola. Another smaller incision will be placed down to the breast crease. Women who require a moderate lift will benefit more from this technique.


While an immediate improvement in breast firmness will be seen after the surgery, the final results of breast lift will start becoming apparent over several months. The full effects will be established as swelling resolves and the breasts adapt to their new shape. Breast lift results can last for many years, but the time frame will vary from one patient to another.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.