Women often come to Dr. Houser at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus when they’re ready to address the position or shape of their breasts and, in many cases, nipples as well. Sometimes significant weight changes, pregnancy/breastfeeding, age, and even genetic influences can lead to sagging breasts or areolas that are distorted or displaced. Breasts may become so deflated that the nipples lie below the breast crease. Areolas can become surprisingly enlarged and stretched. Often, these patients are so frustrated with or embarrassed by their breasts, they hide them from their partners, avoid their naked reflection, and in some cases even feel detached from their own bodies.
Through a breast lift (mastopexy), Dr. Houser will help restore your breasts to the shape and position that feels most comfortable, appropriate, and desirable to you. After careful consultation, Dr. Houser will determine the proper incision type to achieve optimal results. Depending on the individual and the type of lift, incisions will be made either around the areola, or around and down to the bottom of the breast. During the procedure, Dr. Houser will remove excess skin, reposition the tissue underneath, and reposition the nipple to an ideal location. Surgery takes place under twilight sedation (or general anesthesia, if preferred) and in the same convenient location you’ve had all your previous appointments, because Dr. Houser’s practice is also an accredited surgical suite. As with all surgeries, Dr. Houser asks any patients who are smokers to cease smoking several weeks in advance of the operation and to delay starting again (if at all) until well after recovery. In most cases, the majority of recovery occurs within the first 1-2 weeks.
“My breasts sagged after having two kids and I always felt like I had to wear heavy-duty push-up bras in order to have the lift/shape that I wanted. I also had a difficult time finding bathing suits that provided the support that I needed. I went to Dr. Houser for a breast lift and I couldn’t be happier. My breasts now have a much better shape and they are back up where they should be! No more industrial bras or bathing suits for me. I feel like Dr. Houser took my breasts back 20 years!”
Many women choose a lift alone because they are already satisfied with the size of their breasts. But if you are seeking more breast volume with your lift, it is quite common to include an augmentation (either through a breast implant or a fat transfer). If you’re not sure whether a combined augmentation and lift is what you’re seeking, you can be confident that Dr. Houser will help you determine the necessary procedures to reach your goals. During that consultation, you’ll want to be sure to discuss any future pregnancy plans into careful consideration. You’ll also discuss whether or not you’ve reached a stable weight to keep future significant weight changes from altering your results. Know that Dr. Houser never encourages a procedure if the timing is not ideal physically or financially.
If you’re looking for breasts with a position and shape that feels normal and natural, call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Houser. Find out if this is the right time to restore your confidence and renew your connection to your body!