Breast Lift Dallas

Considering Breast Lift in Dallas? Breast Lift is one of the most popular types of cosmetic breast surgery and is a growing alternative to breast implants with over 100,000 performed each year and climbing. There are three main variations to consider and some patients may not be candidates for all types of breast lift. Dr. Raj plastic surgeon Dallas guides his patients along each step, from the initial consultation through the procedure and into recovery.

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What is breast lift Surgery?

Aging breasts often show signs of sagging or drooping due to overstretching of the skin. This is a common occurrence with time, pregnancy, or weight loss. Breast Lift surgery is designed to reverse course on this process by repositioning the nipple higher on the chest wall and removing excess skin. This can create a very natural looking result which makes the patients breasts look like they did when they were younger.

Who is a candidate for Breast Lift?

Patients who are unhappy with the shape of their breasts but not the size are ideal candidates for the breast lift procedure. It’s best for patients to be done having children and around their ideal weight, as changes to the body brought on by weight fluctuations or pregnancy can lead to poor long-term outcomes. Candidates for a Mommy Makeover frequently choose breast lift, or Mastopexy with Implants as a supplement to an abdominal surgery like tummy tuck to achieve their pre-pregnancy body.

Typically breast lift procedure candidates will be mentally and physically healthy. Tobacco use and smoking increases the risks of some complications.

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Type of breast lifts

There are three different variations on the procedure which can be performed depending on the position of the nipple relative to the infra-mammary fold.

Peri-Areolar Lift

In cases where the nipple diameter is enlarged, or slightly lower than where it ideally should be, Dr. Raj recommends a peri-areolar lift. This procedure lifts the nipple only and repositions it in the correct location.

Lollipop Lift or Vertical Mastopexy

Some patients may have moderate sagging and drooping of the breast tissue as well. In these cases a per-areolar lift alone is not adequate. In order to achieve the desired results the nipple must be placed higher, therefore some of the excess skin and breast tissue from the lower pole of the breast must also be removed.

There are two incisions and scars to consider with this procedure, one around the areola and another vertically below the nipple-areolar complex in the breast crease.

Anchor Lift or Inverted T Mastopexy

Breast Lift DallasFor patients with severe sagging or drooping of breast tissue, where the nipple is in a very low position relative to the infra mammary fold, there is a technique which removes extra skin and tissue and elevates the nipple to the appropriate position.

This is the most common procedure performed, and this technique requires three incisions – one around the areola, a vertical extension to the intra-mammary fold, and a horizontal incision along the fold, forming the anchor that gives the procedure its name.

Many patients who are candidates for anchor lift procedures also require placement of a breast implant to achieve their desired result. This is referred to as breast augmentation mastopexy.

Why Choose Dr. Raja Mohan?

Patients choose Dallas breast lift cosmetic surgeon Dr. Raj for a variety of reasons. He trains and studies with the best in the industry as a peer and leader, and this commitment means that his patients are always able to benefit from advancements at the cutting edge of science and surgery. He is knowledgeable and personable and is known for both candor and compassion. He really cares about his patients and it shows, both in how he interacts with them as well as in the quality of patient care he provides. Ultimately, all roads end with the outcomes, and the reason most people choose Dr. Raj as their Dallas breast lift doctor is that he delivers results that speak for themselves.
Dr. Raj Mohan is a board-certified, aesthetic-fellowship-trained plastic surgeon.
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Initial Consultation

In your initial consultation with Dr. Raj, he will listen to each patient’s concerns and determine if they are a candidate for a mastopexy after a thorough examination. It is important to remember that some patients are a candidate for a lift whereas others are not. Some patients may require an adjunctive procedure to be performed at the same time to provide the best possible result.

Dr. Raj will assess the expectations and desires of each patient to propose a plan that will help achieve the patient’s goals. important to discuss your expectations.

During the consultation, Dr. Raj will perform a thorough physical examination of the breasts and obtain measurements to determine if a mastopexy will be beneficial. He will clearly communicate the expectations of the procedure. Dr. Raj will specify where the nipple position should be and if breast augmentation is recommended at the same time.

Breast Lift Procedure

Mastopexy is an increasingly common procedure performed by a plastic surgeon. Mastopexy surgery is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure for patient comfort and safety.

During the procedure

Patients incisions are marked by Dr. Raj beforehand to determine the new lifted position of the nipple on their breast.
Once the patient is under anesthesia, Dr. Raj will make an incision around the areola. Usually this cut will extend down the front of the breast, and along the sides of the areola in some cases.

Then Dr. Raj will lift and reshape the breasts, moving the areola to the correct position on the new breast shape.
Extra skin can be removed to give breasts a firmer appearance.

The patient is then closed with sutures, skin adhesives, or medical tape.

Breast Lift Dallas Recovery

Breast Lift Surgery Recovery

Usually the procedure can be completed in as little as two to three hours, depending on the complexity and techniques required. Patients are discharged the same day after the procedure. Dr. Raj and his staff provide all prescriptions and detailed information about the recovery process based on each patient’s treatment plan, but most patients can return to work 1 week after the procedure, with restrictions on heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 4 weeks to allow tissues to heal.

By week 6 most patients are cleared to resume a normal exercise regimen and play sports. Individual protocols may vary. Patients can reach out at any time with questions and concerns as Dr. Raj and his staff are available every step along the way.

Limitations, Risks, and Possible Complications

  • Risks of Anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor healing of incisions or wound healing difficulty
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
  • Breast contour and shape irregularities, some may require revision
  • Asymmetry of breasts
  • Fat Necrosis
  • Fluid accumulation (Seroma)
  • Partial or total loss of nipple and areola
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Possibility of a revision surgery


Do I need a breast lift?

Here is a simple set of criteria to help you determine if you need a breast lift:

  • If your nipples are below the infra-mammary fold of the breast
  • If your breast shape is flat or deflated
  • If the skin on the breast is stretched or has stretch marks
  • If the breast volume is much less than the skin around it

How Long does the procedure generally take?

It takes around 2-3 hours to perform but it depends on the technique and the patient.

Can mastopexy fix a stretched-out areola?

Yes, not only is it designed to reposition the nipple, very often it is necessary to decrease the size and diameter of the areola.

Can mastopexy be combined with breast augmentation or breast implants?

Yes, this is a very common procedure performed by Dr. Raj called breast lift with breast implants. The lift is intended to reduce excess skin, raise the nipple position, and lift the breast tissue. The augmentation adds volume to the breasts, especially in the upper part of the breast. Both procedures can be done at the same time. Sometimes, Dr. Raj also performs fat grafting or fat transfer to address any asymmetries or area with loss of volume.

Is the muscle cut during a lift?

In breast augmentation the muscle is cut but in a mastopexy, the muscle is not. However, if a patient undergoes an augmentation-mastopexy then the muscle will be cut. Because the muscle is not cut, there is less pain and discomfort with a breast lift.

When can I resume normal activities after a breast lift?

It is recommended that patients do not return for one week after the procedure to allow ample time to rest. Additionally, they shouldn’t lift their arms above their head or do any heavy lifting for one month after the procedure. This helps prevent difficulty with wound healing. Patients can resume their normal exercise regimen or play sports six weeks after surgery.

Does a lift change bra size?

Possibly, but it is hard to judge until after the healing has completed. The breasts will be a similar size, but the breast tissue and skin will be in a more lifted position. Sometimes the breasts can be a bit smaller than the original size, therefore Dr. Raj advises patients not to be fitted for new bras until 6 weeks after the surgery.

Which is better a breast lift or breast reduction?

Breast lift surgery is predominantly cosmetic and is frequently combined with augmentation to enhance volume, symmetry, and projection.
On the other hand, breast reduction surgery is often deemed medically necessary, and while it significantly enhances contours, its primary focus is on medical improvement rather than cosmetic enhancement.

What are the breast lift surgery scars like?

The incisions and scars depend on the technique. For a peri-areolar lift, there is a scar around the nipple that is well hidden. For a lollipop or vertical mastopexy, there will be a scar around the nipple and one that runs vertically in the middle of the breast. For the anchor or inverted-T mastopexy, there is a scar around the nipple, one that runs vertically to the infra-mammary fold and a horizontal scar that is hidden underneath the breast. In addition to practicing the most advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Raj provides patients with instructions to help minimize scarring.

What is the average cost of a breast lift in Dallas?

Prices vary. Please contact us to discuss pricing.

Dallas TX Breast Lift Consultation

If you want to learn more about breast lift procedures please call (469) 301-1725 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raj Mohan, board certified plastic surgeon serving the Dallas TX.


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