About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that redefines the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the existing tissue to create a firmer, younger appearance. This body reshaping surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who have breast sag due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this cosmetic surgery so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. George A. Toledo, a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX, offers this surgery at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. By incorporating the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Toledo can decide on the correct technique according to the level of sag present, as well as the desired outcome.
Dr. Toledo established Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in 1996 with the goal of providing care centered around the principles of safety, comfort, and privacy. Since then, he has helped thousands of women reclaim their ideal appearance through advanced procedures, such as breast lift surgery. In addition to having superior surgical skills, Dr. Toledo has the compassionate, caring demeanor that patients need when considering plastic surgery. He will work with you to understand your unique breast lift needs, explain your surgical options, and make recommendations for treatment. It is this nurturing, attentive approach to care that separates Dr. Toledo from many other plastic surgeons in the area. When you step foot in Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, you immediately know that Dr. Toledo and his staff are committed to your results.
You may visit Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center believing you are a candidate for breast augmentation; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is what you really need. This is dependent on the level of sag that is present. Breasts that point downward generally 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 surgical lift can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a healthy weight.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Made Me Look Like Me Again! - Dallas, TX - I am a second generation patient of Dr. Toledos. My mom went to him years ago for a facelift and she looked so good, of course I went to him, too! I had a "mommy makeover"--tummy tuck/breast lift. I look like I did before kids--he is an amazing surgeon! The office staff is wonderful--put me at ease and treated me like family!! I had a perfect experience and would never go to another..."- M. / RealSelf / Sep 06, 2016
"Mommy of 2 Kiddos LOVE my RESULTS - Dallas, TX - I had a tummy tuck, breast aug, & breast lift done several months ago and it was the best thing I have ever done! Before surgery, my breast sagged and I had lost of my volume from breast feeding. Love my kids but they truly dd a number on me. My tummy was loose, stretch marks all over and I had a lot of excess skin. On top of all that I had 2 hernias. I was miserable and hated to look at..."- M. / RealSelf / Aug 30, 2016
"Wonderful doctor and staff! - He acted as if he had all the time in the world to spend with me. He has an excellent, dry sense of humor. Extremely professional. Explained everything that was going to happen, what to expect. I had a TT and breast lift. It was an outpatient procedure. The first night was the most difficult, but what a difference a day makes! I highly recommend him. And, Esther is amazing as well! ..."- L. / RealSelf / Jul 21, 2018
"Unbelievable results w Dr Toledo - Dr Toledo has an amazing skill w a relaxed professional manner & staff. I've been to other plastic surgeons offices and felt intimidated and pressured.I'm 59 and had Fillers & Botox w Dr Toledo w excellent results that are always natural looking I decided to have a lollipop breast lift & implant. Before had I spent hrs looking fire before breast that sagged like mine - Sorry gals not 1 pair looks as good as mine after-) it was beyond anthing I saw or imagined - don't wait just go see Dr Tolefo, you'll feel welcome and get the best Dallas has to offer"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 01, 2016
"Dr. Toledo does wonderful work! I went to him in 2012 for a breast augmentation and lift. They look awesome and it's been 5 years! I just recently went back to him for liposuction. The results are amazing! I love his entire staff. So friendly and knowledgeable! They are always eager to answer any and all questions. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo and his staff!!"- R.H. / Google / Jan 16, 2018
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia in our state-certified surgical facility. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptosis. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories — these are based on the type of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly used types. After making the incision, any excess skin is removed along with 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 and shape of the areola are decreased to match the new breast. At this time, an implant can be inserted within the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Toledo prior to surgery. If a breast lift is the only surgery being performed and if breast size is a concern, silicone or saline implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The recovery for breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to help with swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining that can sometimes occur after a breast lift. The post-surgical swelling will diminish within a few days. Dr. Toledo or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Most Dallas, TX breast lift patients are able to return to work within three days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for three weeks. Results following a surgical breast lift appear 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 beautiful and more youthful.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Toledo will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you should receive 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. Toledo 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. Toledo 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. Toledo 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
- Average Cost
- $8,500 - $10,500
Mastopexy has changed the lives of countless Dallas, TX patients. If you suffer from sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center may be the right surgery for you. During your first meeting, a thorough examination will be given by Dr. Toledo and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. We will create a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please contact Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.