Breast Lift Austin

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Breast lift in Austin, TX can reverse the signs of aging and restore a woman’s breasts to a perkier shape. Many women want to look and feel younger, but their breasts often begin to droop over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and skin elasticity loss can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, gravity, aging, and heredity. Fortunately, there is an excellent option for those who want to restore both shape and volume to their breasts!

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Expert Hands by Dr. Erella

If you want your breasts to be larger, fuller and sit higher on the chest wall, you may want to consider a procedure that addresses both issues in the same surgery: a combined breast lift and breast augmentation. Many women choose both methods simultaneously for the most dramatic breast enhancement results. Not only can this reduce the overall cost of both surgeries, but it may also reduce recovery time and downtime. Learn more about breast lift with implants by calling Aspira Plastic Surgery or contacting us online today!

At a Glance — Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation (with Implants) Explained

Commonly known as a mastopexy, breast lift surgery elevates and tightens the breasts by eliminating excess breast skin and tightening the surrounding breast tissue to create a new breast contour. A breast lift is a beautiful choice for women who desire to elevate their droopy (ptotic) breasts, have large areolas, downward pointing nipples, and other similar issues. It can be done with or without implants.

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that improves the breasts’ volume, projection, and shape through implants. Breast augmentation includes the use of saline or silicone gel implants. Your ideal breast contour can often be achieved by combining the two procedures.

Dr.Venkata Erella is double board-certified, highly qualified, and has performed many successful breast lifts with implants surgeries over the years. Dr. Erella will assist you 
in determining which option is best for you, your goals, and your body type. Dr. Erella’s breast lift and augmentation methods are the most cost-effective in the area and produce high patient satisfaction. His loyal patients love their results!

Why Should I Choose a Breast Lift with Implants?

Breast lifts can move or reduce the nipple-areola complex, lift the breast, and reduce excess skin and tissues. The end result is a perkier look that is particularly sought by those with sagging breasts. Many who are interested in the benefits of a breast lift/mastopexy may also want to add volume via implants.

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reasons to combine these two breast surgeries

There are many reasons, both reconstructive and cosmetic, to combine these two breast surgeries:

By combining these two procedures, not only will your breast size increase, but the overall appearance will be more aesthetically pleasing than with a single procedure.

Can I have a Breast Lift without Implants?

Some patients who have enough breast volume may decide that they do not want to include implants with their breast lift surgery, which is a suitable option for this subset of patients. These patients often want to add lift, reduce their areola size, and remove excess skin and fat without adding additional volume. However, if breasts are saggy due to loss of volume, Dr. Erella typically suggests that patients who want to see an increase in both shape and volume to consider having a breast implant inserted during their breast lift surgery. The choice is entirely up to the breast lift patient, and Dr. Erella’s only goal is to educate them on each of their options.

Who is a good Candidate for a Breast Lift and Augmentation in Austin, TX?

If you are wondering if this surgery is right for you, you first need to decide if you are qualified to undergo the operation. Breast lift and augmentation patients typically:
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Have had multiple pregnancies and have breastfed
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Have poor skin quality, too much sagging skin, stretch marks, low-resting nipples, or there appears to be disengagement between glands, the skin, and the chest wall
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Have lost 
a considerable amount of weight

While most women who fall into the above categories are older, young women often choose this procedure as well. Of course, heredity, aging, and overall health might also be factors affecting your candidacy for breast augmentation and breast lift procedures.

You may also be a suitable candidate for this operation if:

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The Breast Lift Procedure

Under the skilled hands of Dr. Erella, a board-certified plastic surgeon, this surgery raises and reshapes sagging breasts, counteracting the effects of aging, pregnancy, and weight changes.

Consultation

Before the surgery, you will engage in a comprehensive breast lift consultation with Dr. Erella, focusing on a breast lift tailored to your needs. During this critical session, Dr. Erella will thoroughly review your medical history, including any personal or family history of breast cancer, as this information is crucial in planning your procedure. He will listen to your aesthetic goals, evaluate your breast anatomy, and discuss the potential for a harmonious outcome. Dr. Erella’s approach is highly personalized, acknowledging the uniqueness of each patient’s body and their aspirations for the surgery.

The Surgical Process

Dr. Erella begins the breast augmentation and breast lift by making precise incisions tailored to the individual’s anatomy and the desired extent of enhancement.

During the breast lift procedure, Dr. Erella carefully makes incisions following a pattern that best suits your body’s natural contours and the degree of lift needed. He meticulously lifts and reshapes the underlying breast tissue to enhance firmness and improve overall breast contour. Any excess remaining skin is trimmed away, and the nipple-areola complex is elevated to a more youthful position. Dr. Erella’s expertise in closing the incisions is evident in the minimal scarring and the preservation of a natural-looking breast shape.

For those undergoing breast augmentation surgery with their breast lift, Dr. Erella performs this procedure with precision and personalized care. He begins by creating a pocket in the breast area, where the chosen implants will be placed. Once the implants are securely in place, he proceeds with the lift, removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue to improve contour and firmness. Dr. Erella ensures that the incisions are discreet and that the final result is both aesthetically pleasing and in harmony with the patient’s physique.

Types of Breast Lift Techniques

Dr. Erella is proficient in various breast lift incisions, which he tailors to each patient’s needs:

Dr. Erella will choose the technique that will provide the best results with the least amount of scarring based on your breast shape and goals.

Consultation

Before the surgery, you will engage in a comprehensive breast lift consultation with Dr. Erella, focusing on a breast lift tailored to your needs. During this critical session, Dr. Erella will thoroughly review your medical history, including any personal or family history of breast cancer, as this information is crucial in planning your procedure. He will listen to your aesthetic goals, evaluate your breast anatomy, and discuss the potential for a harmonious outcome. Dr. Erella’s approach is highly personalized, acknowledging the uniqueness of each patient’s body and their aspirations for the surgery.
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Dr. Erella begins the breast augmentation and breast lift by making precise incisions tailored to the individual’s anatomy and the desired extent of enhancement. During the breast lift procedure, Dr. Erella carefully makes incisions following a pattern that best suits your body’s natural contours and the degree of lift needed. He meticulously lifts and reshapes the underlying breast tissue to enhance firmness and improve overall breast contour. Any excess remaining skin is trimmed away, and the nipple-areola complex is elevated to a more youthful position. Dr. Erella’s expertise in closing the incisions is evident in the minimal scarring and the preservation of a natural-looking breast shape. For those undergoing breast augmentation surgery with their breast lift, Dr. Erella performs this procedure with precision and personalized care. He begins by creating a pocket in the breast area, where the chosen implants will be placed. Once the implants are securely in place, he proceeds with the lift, removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue to improve contour and firmness. Dr. Erella ensures that the incisions are discreet and that the final result is both aesthetically pleasing and in harmony with the patient’s physique.
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Dr. Erella is proficient in various breast lift incisions, which he tailors to each patient’s needs:

  1. Crescent Lift: Minor lifting involving a small incision that extends halfway around the top half of the edge of the areola. It’s typically done when an implant is placed.
  2. Peri-Areolar or “Donut” Lift: This technique suits women with mild sagging. It involves a circular incision running around the edge of the areola.
  3. Vertical or “Lollipop” Lift: Ideal for moderate sagging and offers more extensive reshaping. Incisions look like a lollipop, running around the areola and down to the breast crease.
  4. Inverted T or “Anchor” Lift: The best technique for significant sagging and reshaping. This procedure is similar to the lollipop lift, complemented by an additional incision that follows the natural crease under the breast.

Dr. Erella will choose the technique that will provide the best results with the least amount of scarring based on your breast shape and goals.

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Recovery and Healing

1 week

Recovery from breast surgery is a gradual process. It is common for patients to experience swelling and discomfort during the first week after surgery, which can be managed with medication. Rest is essential, and limiting physical activities helps facilitate the healing of a woman’s breasts.

2-6 weeks

From the second to the sixth week, swelling decreases, and everyday activities can slowly resume, avoiding strenuous exertion.

7+ weeks

After six weeks, most patients are cleared to engage in all activities, with the new breast shape beginning to settle and scars starting to fade.
For a smooth recovery, it’s crucial to follow Dr. Erella’s post-operative care instructions closely. Rest, stay hydrated, and manage any discomfort with medications as prescribed. Wear the recommended support garments and gradually reintroduce activities under Dr. Erella’s guidance. A nutritious diet, avoiding smoking, proper incision care, and keeping all follow-up appointments are also vital to a comfortable healing process and optimal results.

Cost of Breast Lift in Austin, TX

The cost of your breast lift in Austin, TX, typically ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 and is determined by some factors, including body type, the severity of the cosmetic issue, and other procedures you might be considering. Consultation fees and additional post-surgery care items may also affect the final cost. However, to get a good idea of your breast lift cost, you can go to our cost estimator to learn more. For precise pricing and payment plans, it’s best to schedule a direct consultation with Dr. Erella.

The Importance of a Skilled & Experienced Breast Lift Surgeon

Combining lift and augmentation surgery has many benefits for the patient, but it does require a skilled cosmetic surgeon with extensive knowledge and experience.

During your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Venkata Erella in Austin, Texas, he will explain all aspects of your breast lift and augmentation to you and answer any questions that you may have. Together, you and Dr. Erella will decide whether this is the best treatment for your needs.

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Start Your Breast Lift with Implants Journey Today!

To learn more about breast lift with augmentation in Austin, TX, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Venkata Erella by calling (512) 730-3885 or scheduling a consultation today. Dr. Erella will be happy to answer your questions and discuss all aspects 
of these procedures. He is based in Austin and serves Round Rock, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and other nearby Texas towns.

Austin, TX Breast Lift FAQs

What Type of Breast Implant Is the Best Choice: Silicone or Saline?

The significant advantage of silicone breast implants is that they are the softest breast implants on the market and produce the most natural-looking and natural-feeling results. There are two main advantages of saline breast implants: they cost less than silicone implants and are filled with saltwater. In the event of a breakage, there is absolutely no risk to a woman’s health. Dr. Erella will explain the benefits and considerations of each type during your informative consultation.

A breast lift can result in scars that are positioned:

  • Just above the top of the nipple
  • Around the areola
  • Around the areola and down the front of the breast
  • Around the areola, under, and down the front of the breast, and in the crease

When determining the best option for the incision, it mostly depends on how high the breast is to be lifted and how much loose skin is to be corrected.

While any surgical procedure involves some risk, breast augmentation and lift are generally considered safe. Breast augmentation has been in use for many decades, and there have been numerous studies done documenting the safety of the procedure. All of the implants used at Aspira Plastic Surgery have been approved by the FDA and are considered safe.

For additional FAQs, please review the information on the breast augmentation page.

Breast lift recovery times vary based on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect to take it easy for at least one to two weeks, during which strenuous activities should be avoided. Most people can return to work within a week or two, provided their job doesn’t involve heavy lifting or vigorous physical activity. Full recovery, including the resolution of swelling and settling of the breasts into their new position, may take several months.
After a breast lift, it’s essential to keep pressure off your breasts to ensure proper healing. It is recommended to sleep on your back, slightly elevated, with pillows to reduce swelling and discomfort. It is best to avoid sleeping on your side or stomach, as this can put unnecessary pressure on your breasts and potentially disrupt the healing process.
During a breast lift, the goal is to lift and firm the breasts while maintaining the existing breast size. However, because the surgery involves removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding breast tissues, some patients may feel their breasts are a bit smaller once they settle into their new shape. It’s important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon, but generally, the goal is to enhance the breast’s shape rather than its size.
Sleeping on your stomach should be avoided for at least 4-6 weeks after a breast lift surgery or until Dr. Erella confirms it’s safe to do so. This position can put too much pressure on your breasts and affect the healing of incisions. Follow Dr. Erella’s specific post-operative instructions for the best breast lift results and to ensure you don’t compromise the outcome of your surgery.

Yes. Simply get a pencil or pen and place it in the natural breast crease of one of your breasts. If it remains in place from the weight of your breast, there is a good chance you need a breast lift. You can also determine if you need a lift by judging if your nipples fall below your breast crease. Most women over 40 need a breast lift.

Another useful indication is to review some breast lift before and after photos, seeing if any of the patients have a similar breast shape and position to you in the “before” photos. This can give you a better idea of what procedure might achieve your goals.

However, it would be best to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon to get their opinion on your condition and which procedure is most suitable for you. Dr. Erella is known as one of the best breast lift board-certified plastic surgeons in Austin.

Simple. You can contact us by calling 512-730-3885 or get in touch with us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella. Our friendly and dedicated staff will assist you every step of the way.