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Dr. Linville utilizes the latest techniques in his breast lift procedures. Using experience and cutting-edge methods, he can lift and restore beauty to your breasts. Gravity, skin stretching, and nursing can all take their toll on a patient’s breasts over the years. But, with a breast lift, you can combat all of these, returning your breasts to a firmer position.

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Dr. Linville’s methods and care during the procedure result in minimal scarring. He has a proven track record of success with this procedure, which you can see for yourself.

As the breast tissue and nipple drop, the upper part of the breast, or cleavage area, can look deflated. Most of the time, the solution is to restore your natural breast tissue to its rightful place on the chest. Achieve this result with a breast lift at Linville Plastic Surgery in Houston.

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What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a procedure that addresses sagging in the breast and nipple. It is a minimally invasive surgery that works to re-establish a bust that is aesthetically proportionate according to each patient’s individual characteristics.

Dr. Linville achieves this by cutting and removing excess tissue, skin, or ligaments that have been stretched over time. The nipple-areola complex can also be transposed higher on the breast.

The goal is to obtain a tighter breast expression while ensuring continued functional sensitivity for the breasts. This is especially important for patients who might breast-feed in the future.

During your consultation, Dr. Linville will discuss your goals for surgery and conduct a thorough examination to plan your procedure. Once your desires and lifestyle considerations are established, he then recommends the best type of incision for you.

Expected Results

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Benefits of a Breast Lift

Also called a mastopexy, a breast lift restores the breast to its youthful position on the chest when done well. Such a physical restoration can generate inner renewal as well. A mastopexy can boost confidence and inner feelings of youth for how they think and feel about their breasts.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are ready to take a step to restore your breasts and combatting sagging, schedule a consultation today. Dr. Linville and his staff at Linville Plastic Surgery are available to answer any questions you might have.

Dr. Linville is a board-certified surgeon with years of experience and success. He understands that each patient is unique and works closely with them to develop a personal plan.


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Types of Incisions

Periareolar or short-scar incisions can occasionally occur if you only have a small degree of ptosis (sagging) or if your nipples have enlarged. Small but powerful.

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A vertical-only incision pattern takes place if you need a more drastic improvement but want to avoid the horizontal scar in the breast fold.

The inverted-T, or anchor, scar, is used when the breast and nipple need significant lifting. For this reason, it can help raise the entire breast envelope to get the right lift on the tissue. This bigger incision helps prevent pseudoptosis after a lift.

New Breast Lift Techniques

Fat grafting may also be used to help restore the cleavage area (upper pole) of the breasts. Additionally, several suturing techniques are useful to help secure the breast tissue in place and to help hold it there. Each technique Dr. Linville uses is focused on adding longevity and beauty to your result.

During your consultation and before your surgery, Dr. Linville can explain each step of the procedure. We understand that being informed is vital for a patient. He will provide you with information about your incision type and recovery plans. Dr. Linville can also answer any additional questions you might have.

Breast Lift with Fat Transfer

A breast lift with fat transfer is another way to improve the size and shape of your breasts at the same time. Additionally, you can benefit from body contouring as well. The first step involves liposuction, both toning target areas and harvesting fat. This fat is then medically prepared and injected into the breasts. A fat transfer mastopexy is an excellent option for patients who want the most natural look and feel to their results.

Non-Surgical Breast Lift with Bodytite

We also offer a non-surgical breast lift for patients who do not want to commit to a surgical procedure. Instead of repositioning the breasts and tissue via incisions, we use BodyTite to provide a non-invasive tightening treatment. A BodyTite breast lift works best for patients who want smaller amount of tightening and lift but would prefer to avoid surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Linville can let you know if a non-surgical mastopexy could help you achieve your desired results.

Breast Lift with Augmentation

For many women, lifting the breast and nipple is the first step, but it may not give you the fullness you desire. Each patient has their own expectations, and we work with them to create a plan that will deliver the results they are looking for.

Some patients might consider placing a small implant at the time of the lift to help fill out the breast volume. To be noted, the breast augmentation part can add competing forces against the lift. It is not always recommended to be combined. However, Dr. Linville will discuss this option with you should you think it a fit, and he’ll inform you if it is possible. In general, smaller implants are used to prevent excessive tension on the lift.

Recovery and Downtime

The process of recovery for a mastopexy begins before the surgery. There are multiple steps to take to ensure everything goes well and heals well afterward.

Before the Surgery

If you are deemed a candidate with realistic expectations, you come back in for a preoperative visit with Dr. Linville to go over the final plan.

There you will receive some medications. These will help enhance your recovery and decrease your discomfort after the operation.

After the Surgery

A typical mastopexy can take anywhere from two to four hours depending on your specific plan, and Dr. Linville does not typically leave drains. Dr. Linville is involved in every aspect of your care and pain control. He uses several modalities to enhance your pain control and comfort after surgery.

Home Recovery and Downtime

If this is your only surgery, you go home the same day of surgery and see Dr. Linville in the office on the first day after surgery.

No lifting or exercise is permitted for two weeks afterward, but light walking is encouraged. You should not strain yourself and stay at a low speed. If you feel tired, don’t push yourself. It is essential to listen to your body’s signals during this time.

After two weeks, you may begin to lift and exercise moderately, and at six weeks you may resume vigorous exercise.

Dr. Linville will also see you several times during and after recovery. During these checkups, he monitors results and adjusts accordingly.

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Who is a Candidate?

There is no strict age range for being a candidate for a breast lift. If your breasts have finished developing and you are experiencing sagging, then you may qualify for this procedure. However, addressing the issue sooner may show better results.

In general, you might consider a mastopexy for the following reasons:

As usual with surgery, it is essential to be in good health. This will help you recover more quickly and see better results. Also, if you currently smoke, this might not be the right procedure for you unless you avoid tobacco for a while.

Does Insurance Cover a Breast Lift?

In most cases, a breast lift is treated as a cosmetic procedure. For this reason, insurance companies tend not to cover it. However, if you have a demonstrable medical need, you might be able to have insurance cover a mastopexy. For example, patients undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy might qualify for a covered mastopexy.


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