breast lift houston

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure for women who are seeking to restore drooping or sagging breasts, due to natural aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. Additionally, we can pair breast lifts with implants to further enhance the shape of your breasts.

Memorial Plastic Surgery’s leading plastic surgeons Dr. Patrick Hsu, Dr. Kendall Roehl, Dr. Vasileios Vasilakis, and Dr. Tuan Truong carry over four decades of combined surgical experience to provide beautiful results to women throughout Houston and Clear Lake.

Breast Lift Techniques

  • Crescent Breast Lift
    The crescent lift is the least invasive technique only performed when a minimal lift is required. An incision is made on the upper half of the areola to remove excess tissue, after which the skin is adjusted to reposition the area together with the nipple.
  • Periareolar Breast Lift
    This technique, also known as a “donut lift” or “Benelli lift”, is for women with minimal to moderate breast drooping and/or large areolas. The incision is made around the entire areola to remove excess skin and improve its overall position.
  • Vertical Breast Lift
    The vertical breast lift, or lollipop lift, is a technique suited for moderate-to-severe breast drooping. Incisions are made around the areola and downwards towards the breast fold, resulting in a keyhole or lollipop-shaped scar.
  • Anchor Breast Lift
    The anchor breast lift, also commonly known as an “inverted T-lift”, is the most extensive technique used to achieve the highest degree of lift for extreme breast sagging. The incisions are similar to a vertical lift, in addition to an incision along the breast crease.
  • Breast Lift with Implants
    The size and shape of your breasts can be further improved with the use of either a silicone or saline implant, similar to breast augmentation. This allows your breasts to better conform to your body contour for an enhanced aesthetic.

Depending on the degree of lift needed, your surgeon may pair your procedure with a breast reduction to maximize the final results.

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How is Breast Lift Performed?

The entire procedure will take approximately 2 hours on average to complete under general anesthesia but will require more time if either a breast augmentation or reduction is performed as well. During the surgery, excess breast tissue is removed and the nipples and areola are lifted to a higher position to reshape the entire breast. A breast implant can be inserted last for an improved contour.

Breast Lift Cost

The cost for your breast lift in Houston typically depends on the surgical technique that is best suited for your needs and goals:

  • Breast Lift
    $11,700 -$12,000+
  • Breast Lift w/ Fat Grafting
  • Breast Lift w/ Implants

The total price includes anesthesia and operating room (OR) fees, and follow-up visits with your doctor after surgery. It also includes the professional fees of your surgeon, which vary per doctor. Memorial Plastic Surgery offers many financing options and accepts all personal checks, major credit cards, as well as the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum. Schedule a consultation now!

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Mastopexy Recovery and Results

Breast lift is an outpatient procedure, so patients can expect to be discharged home once they receive their recovery instructions.

Suture/ Steri-strip Removal 1 – 2 weeks
Physical discomfort (swelling, soreness & bruising) 2 – 4 weeks
Wearing a supportive bra 3 – 4 weeks
Decreased / Increased nipple sensitivity 6 – 12 months
Scar maturity/lightening of scars 1 – 2 years
 Showering After 2 days
Resuming Work/Daily Activities 1 – 2 weeks
Heavy exercises and other strenuous activities 4 – 6 weeks

Final results are typically seen after 6 months. Patients can expect long-term, lasting results from a breast lift by maintaining a stable and healthy weight. Due to natural aging, weight loss, or pregnancy, a secondary procedure may be recommended to maintain results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Should I wait until after pregnancy to get a breast lift?
    We recommend waiting until you have made the decision to no longer bear any more children due to the physical changes and weight fluctuations that may occur. Otherwise, a secondary procedure may be required.
  2. Can I opt to have a fat transfer to my breasts with my breast lift, instead of using breast implants?
    Yes, this is possible if you have enough donor fat on your body. Liposuction can be performed to harvest your fat and then processed for transfer to your breasts. If a large amount of augmentation is needed to improve your shape and/or symmetry, however, breast implants are typically recommended to achieve the result.
  3. Will a breast lift affect my ability to breastfeed?
    A breast lift should not affect breastfeeding, but it cannot be guaranteed. Please discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon during your consultation.
  4. Can I have another procedure performed at the same time as having a breast lift?
    We commonly perform other surgical procedures in conjunction with a breast lift, including liposuction and tummy tuck. Collectively, this procedure is known as a Mommy Makeover.
  5. Can I have implants with my breast lift?
    Yes, you can. Our surgeons routinely offer breast lifts with implants for patients seeking
    to better improve the final results from their procedure. Memorial Plastic Surgery offers
    a host of breast implants in various shapes, sizes, textures, and types to ensure you find
    a fit that best complements your natural contours.


*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.