Breast Lift Southlake
Women whose breasts have become deflated and saggy due to age, weight loss or pregnancy often opt for breast lift. Dr. Bledsoe can remove excess skin, tighten the underlying tissues and raise the nipple-areola structures to restore breasts to a perkier, more youthful-looking condition. Breast lift may also involve reducing the size of areolas that have grown excessively large with age. Following breast lift with Dr. Bledsoe, many Grapevine and Southlake breast lift patients look and feel years younger, and vastly more feminine and attractive.
Candidates for Breast lift with Dr. Bledsoe
Typical Southlake / Grapevine breast lift candidates include women whose breasts have become droopy with age, as well as those who have lost a large amount of weight following weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass or Lap Band. Women who have experienced pregnancy and childbearing are also frequent candidates for the procedure. Such women often receive breast lift as part of a mommy makeover, a combination procedure that may also include tummy tuck, liposuction, body lift or other body sculpting procedures.
For women whose breasts have lost volume as well as perkiness, Dr. Bledsoe may recommend breast augmentation with saline or silicone breast implants along with breast lift. In such individual cases, both procedures can be performed during the same surgery session, reducing the overall cost of treatment.
Breast Lift in Southlake / Grapevine, TX
Dr. Bledsoe performs breast lift at several local outpatient surgery centers, including local outpatient hospital facilities in Grapevine, Texas. Patients may receive general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure typically takes between two and three-and-a-half hours to perform.
When performing breast lift, Grapevine / Southlake plastic surgeon Dr. Bledsoe makes an “anchor incision.” The incision circles the areola, extending above it to allow for the replacement of the nipple-areola structure higher on the breast. The incision then extends vertically from the areola down to the base of the breast, where it follows the natural breast fold in both directions. He also uses the “short scar” or “vertical scar” technique in selected patients. Dr. Bledsoe removes skin from the flaps on the underside of the breast in order to reduce sagging. Once the nipple has been moved and excess skin removed, Dr. Bledsoe sutures the incisions closed.
Recovering from Breast lift with Dr. Bledsoe
Following surgery, most Grapevine / Southlake breast lift patients will experience swelling and soreness in the breasts. Bandages or a surgical bra should be worn to help reduce swelling, and medications can be used to relieve pain. All stitches are buried under the skin and dissolve automatically, requiring no special care.
Breast lift will leave visible scars, most noticeably from the incision running vertically from the nipple to the bottom of the breast. However, these scars will fade over time, and most women who undergo breast lift consider them a small price to pay for a more curvaceous bust profile and a beautiful, youthful external appearance that is more consistent with how they feel on the inside.
Dr. Bledsoe is a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping his breast lift patients achieve the stunning bust profiles they desire. Besides offering breast lift in Grapevine and Southlake, Texas, he is a talented provider of breast reduction Southlake and Grapevine patients trust to alleviate the pain and discomfort of excessively large, pendulous breasts. In addition, he performs male breast reduction for men with gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts), helping them achieve a more masculine chest appearance.