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Breast Lift

At our clinic, mastopexy, often called breast lift surgery, has helped thousands of women enhance both the position and shape of their breasts, whether they’ve shifted due to age, gravity, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or other factors. Mastopexy restores a perkier, more youthful appearance with or without breast implants to improve your self-esteem as well as your physique.

Ready to learn more about how breast lift surgery can enhance your silhouette and improve your confidence? Request a consultation using our online form, or call our office directly at

(361) 888-7417.

Mastopexy restores a perkier, more youthful appearance with or without implants to improve your self-esteem as well as your physique.

"Dr. Vijay is an amazing Doctor. He is professional, realistic, positive and made me feel very safe and comfortable. His staff was also wonderful, warm and made sure I was taken care of and felt comfortable. It's a professional environment but warm and I felt like I've known the staff and Doctor for years. My results look amazing, very minimal pain and recovery was easy, hardest part was taking it easy because I'm a go getter!"

**Client testimonials are based on personal experience. Individual results may vary.

The Consultation

Dr. Vijay can treat your consultation as an opportunity to learn about you as an individual. They ask you many questions about your health history and lifestyle in order to fully understand your goals and motivations for the surgery. They perform a physical examination of your breasts to evaluate their size, shape, and level of sagging (ptosis). If you are combining your breast lift surgery with other body contouring procedures, like massive weight loss surgery, then our physicans will create a detailed plan based on your personal examination.

The consultation is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and express concerns related to your surgery. Our physicians guide you through the entire surgical process, helping you make choices that will best suit your goals and lifestyle. If you plan on having children in the future, he may advise you to postpone your breast lift surgery, as pregnancy can alter the results.

Breast Lift Diagram
The graphic above outlines the typical outcome of breast lift surgery. Good candidates for breast lift surgery are women whose nipples fall below the crease beneath the breast, known as the inframammary fold. A breast lift surgery, whether with or without breast implants, raises the breasts and positions the nipples above the breast crease. The result is a perkier, more youthful-looking placement.

The Procedure

During your preoperative appointment, our physicians provide you with a detailed list of instructions to prepare for your surgery. These may include:

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery.
  • Keep yourself hydrated the day before surgery, and avoid foods that are high in sodium.
  • Bathe with antibacterial soap the morning of your surgery, and don’t use any lotions or moisturizers.
  • Follow our physician’s advice for temporarily discontinuing the use of any medications or supplements that you may be taking.

Most breast lift procedures require an anchor-shaped incision that follows the natural contour of the breast. Once the incision has been made, Dr. Vijay reshapes the underlying breast tissue, positioning it so that it sits higher on the chest. Excess skin is cut away, and the nipple and areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) are repositioned to sit higher on the breast. The incisions are then closed with stitches.

Breast lift surgery often creates optimal results on women with smaller breasts. Although the surgery can be performed on women with larger, heavier breasts, the results will likely not last as long. If you’d like to add volume to your breasts, Dr. Vijay may suggest breast augmentation instead of, or in addition to, your breast lift surgery. Both surgeries can be performed as one operation to maximize your safety and comfort.

The Recovery

Experiences vary after breast lift surgery. Dr. Vijay advises his patients to rest at home for several days, allowing the body to heal properly. Most patients are able to return to work after one week, although women who have more physically demanding jobs may require more time at home. Breast lift patients may shower the day after surgery but should avoid baths for at least one week.

Discomfort is usually manageable with prescribed medications, and you will have several follow-up appointments to ensure that the healing process is successful and comfortable.

Prior to your surgery, our physicians provide you with detailed, customized instructions for postoperative care. He strives to ensure that each patient is fully informed of the details of her procedure.

The results of breast lift surgery can be long-lasting; however, over time, gravity, aging, and other factors often alter the appearance of the breasts. Patients can minimize these changes by maintaining a steady weight and practicing good diet and exercise habits.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the best candidates for a breast lift?

    The best candidates for a breast lift are those who have drooping or sagging breasts.  Ideal patients are also in good physical health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations about the procedure.

  • What complications can occur with a breast lift?

    As with any surgery, there are risks and complications that can develop after a breast lift. Although rare, the more common complications include bleeding, infection, and numbness. Following your surgeon’s instructions will help reduce your risk for complications and ensure you have the safest recovery possible.

  • How much does a breast lift cost?

    The cost of a breast lift will depend on several factors, including how much ptosis (drooping) is present and the surgical technique to be used.

  • Is a breast lift covered by health insurance?

    Most health insurance companies do not cover the costs of a breast lift, as this procedure is usually for cosmetic purposes only and not medically necessary.

Breast Lift FAQs

Why Choose Our Physicians

Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service, and experience. He approaches each client in Corpus Christi and Kingsville, TX as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele, Corpus Christi Plastic Surgery