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A Breast Lift or Mastopexy is a surgical procedure designed to improve the breast shape and place the nipple in the best location on the breast. During this procedure, augmentation of size with breast implants or fat grafting is often performed at the same time. During this procedure, it is also possible to decrease the nipple size if desired.

Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift?

Patients who have loose skin on their breasts, especially those whose nipples are not at the desired location on the most projected part of the breasts, can benefit from shaping of the breasts with a Mastopexy.

Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift alone vs a Breast Lift with Augmentation (also known as Augmentation Mastopexy)?

Patients who have excess skin and low nipple position but desire a natural look and have a good amount of natural breast tissue may be a good candidate for a Breast Lift only without Augmentation.


However, for many patients who lack enough breast tissue, the addition of volume and fullness with use of an implant or fat grafting may be a great option. There are pros and cons to breast implants vs fat grafting, and these should be discussed with your Plastic Surgeon to decide which option would best help you met your goals!

What should a patient expect during and after a Breast Lift?

Patients can expect some mild bruising and swelling following a Breast Lift. The patient should refrain from any strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks following a Breast Lift, with full activity at 6 weeks.


Does a Breast Lift leave a scar? 

The main question most women have about a Breast Lift is what scars will be necessary.  This will depend on the amount of lift that is required for optimal shape. Some women only require incisions around the nipple (which generally hide very well), while some require them below the nipple and/or along the fold under the breast if more skin reshaping is necessary.


What results can a patient expect from a Breast Lift?

Patients can expect significant improvement in the shape of their breasts with improvement in symmetry between the breasts.


For improved upper pole fullness (which gives more cleavage), many women opt to discuss a Breast Augmentation with implants at the same time as a Mastopexy. In addition, some women want slightly larger breasts but do not want an implant, and this can often be achieved to a certain degree with Fat Grafting, which involves liposuction and processing and injecting the fat during the procedure, at the same time as Mastopexy.

Breast Lift Before and Afters

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How visible will the scars be after my procedure? Is the benefit worth the required scars?


​At Walker Plastic Surgery, we care about your scars almost as much as you do. As a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Walker takes pride in optimizing every scar to its best potential. Each patient will naturally be prone to making a certain type of scar color, thickness, and width, but our promise at Walker Plastic Surgery is to do everything in our power to make the scars as hidden, as small, and as blended as possible to the surrounding skin. To do this, we use a multi stage evaluation and treatment method consisting of scar evaluations throughout your healing process. Using industry leading technology, we counsel and provide our patients with access to multiple scar reducing treatments including:


  • High quality, low tension skin closure and well designed scars

  • Early application of Medical Grade scar cream 

  • Medical Grade Suncreen to prevent sun damage to sun exposed scars

  • Steroid injections as needed for scars that are raised or thicker than desired 

  • Microneedling and/or Morpheus 8 Radiofrequency Microneedling for thickened scars or poor scar texture

  • Laser IPL Treatments for red pigment in scars

  • Hydroquinone lightening cream for brown pigment in scars

  • Scar revisions, usually under local anesthesia, for areas of scars less than optimal after final healing. 

The scar healing process takes approximately 1-2 years from surgery to final result, and therefore we offer our patients multiple evaluations during the healing process so that proper treatments at the proper times for the best healing possible. With this multi stage evaluation and treatment scar program, we continue to put emphasis into producing the highest quality scars possible for our patients. Don't let the fear of a scar prevent you from having the shape and contour you deserve!





Examples of Long Term Scar Results after Optimization

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To schedule an appointment, online consultation, or learn more about Breast Lift (Mastopexty), please Contact Us or call us at (469) 899-8758.


What financing options exist for treatments at Walker Plastic Surgery?


Walker Plastic Surgery has partnered with Care Credit to help our patients finance the costs of their procedures. The CareCredit card is North America’s leading patient payment program. The CareCredit card is easy to use, includes no hidden costs, and can be applied towards both surgical costs and follow-up appointments.

Through their website, you can access tools like the payment calculator and even find out if you qualify for a CareCredit card by starting a commitment free, instant application.

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