About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a firmer, younger appearance. This body contouring surgery is great for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who have breast sag due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this surgical procedure so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Scott Kasden, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Southlake, TX, performs breast lift surgery using advanced techniques for beautiful results. By integrating the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Kasden can decide on the correct technique according to the level of sag present, as well as your unique goals.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Lift
You may visit the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. believing you are a candidate for fuller breasts with breast implants; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is a better choice. This is dependent on the level of sag that is present. Breasts that point downward in most cases need a lift to correct skin irregularities and lift the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a cosmetic lift can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be good overall health and at a stable weight.
Breast Lift Reviews
"I had a breast lift done in January by Dr. Kasden and couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience. I can't believe what a difference this has made in how my body looks !! He goes above and beyond for his patients and never leaves a question or concern unanswered. I definitely recommend him to all my family, friends, and clients!!!!!!!"- J.C. / Yelp / Feb 20, 2018
"Best Plastic Surgeon EVER! *Dr. Kasden* - Dr. Kasden is a physician that conducts himself AND his practice in an extremely professional manner.He takes the time to get to know you as a patient,and as a human-being.I have had a tummy tuck/lateral thigh lift,breast lift,lip fillers,and a series of other minimal procedures performed by Dr. Kasden,and there is absolutely NO comparison.[and I consulted with three other board-certified plastic surgeons before selecting Dr. K]A few days ago he performed a scar revision for my already 99.9% perfect result,and I still can't believe how great the results are!Dr. Kasden did the procedure solely and purely to ensure my complete happiness;he did not complete the scar revision to make money by any means,as it cost me very little.I know personally Dr. Kasden's heart,and there absolutely is not a more moral and ethically responsible physician out there that compares to Dr. Kasden! I recommend him to everyone I know,& will enjoy returning to him over the upcoming years for further procedures in the future.Dr. Kasden is not just a doctor,he is a true and honest friend.I just adore him...and if I could rate him higher than five stars,I WOULD!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 04, 2017
"Miracle Mommy Makeover - I met with Dr. Kasden on Tuesday and had surgery on Thursday! I knew immediately that I liked him and was confident he was going to do an excellent job. He took his time explaining every meticulous detail about each procedure and made sure I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. I had a tummy tuck and breast lift with implants, a "Mommy Makeover". He specifically told me it was going to hurt like heck, and it did. Other times when he told me something wasn't going to hurt, like removing the drains, it didn't. He was very good about keeping me informed and making sure I knew what to expect. One day post op I spiked a fever and he met me at his office at midnight to make sure everything was ok, and it was. I don't think I could have had a better outcome. He did such a great job. I did have a small area that needed a scar revision after 6 months. He was able to do it in his office and it healed perfectly. I truly believe that he cares about his patients and that they are pleased with their results. I would definitely recommend him to others and use him again in the future. Thank you for everything Dr. Kasden!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 13, 2016
"Dr. Kasden is an excellent plastic surgeon. I used him for a couple of procedures when I was in my late 20's. I'm now 48 and was interested in a breast lift and tummy tuck and there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted him to perform the procedures. He is extremely thorough when explaining options to you and always makes sure all of your questions are answered. His office staff is very pleasant and helpful. It's important to follow their instructions for safety and the best possible results."- F. / Healthgrades / May 01, 2016
"Had a breast lift done by Dr. Kasden and I'm very happy with my results! I recommend him to everyone I know!!"- J. / Healthgrades / Feb 20, 2018
Surgical Technique for Breast Lift
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptosis (sagging). The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories — these are based on the size and location needed for the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly used types. After making the incision, loose skin is removed along with any breast tissue and fat that is not needed. The remaining skin is then pulled tight and the breasts are lifted so they look healthy. In many cases, the size of the areola can be decreased to match the new breast.
What To Expect from a Breast Lift
The recovery for breast lift surgery is usually longer than breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. A small tube may be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining, which can sometimes occur after a surgery of this nature. The post-surgical swelling should diminish within 3 – 5 days. Dr. Kasden or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Results following a surgical breast lift are most noticeable after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest wall. The breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel younger, prettier, and in sync with your frame.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lift Surgery
How much does a breast lift cost?
In your initial consultation, Dr. Kasden will listen to your needs and aesthetic goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can better estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your appearance, so it's important to focus on having an experienced surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Kasden, over costs. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, an augmentation with implants or both will depend on your unique concerns and goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Kasden will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Kasden can include an areola reduction during your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you may begin to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors like significant weight gain or loss can alter your results, so it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Kasden recommends patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Kasden will assess the physical condition and appearance of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a breast lift can help you. During your surgery, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position for better symmetry.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Healthier-Looking Breasts with a Breast Lift
Mastopexy has changed the lives of numerous Southlake, TX patients. If you are troubled by sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. may be the right for you. During your first private one-on-one consultation, a thorough examination will be given by Dr. Kasden and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. He will provide a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please contact our office in Southlake and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.
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