Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
7900 Farm to Market Road 1826, Bldg 2, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
For many women in New Braunfels, San Antonio, and other Texas communities, breastfeeding, weight changes, gravity and other factors can cause their breasts to sag and take on a “deflated” appearance. Mastopexy, also called a breast lift, from Austin board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco Piazza can lift and sculpt the breasts to provide a youthful-looking shape that is rounder and firmer.
At The Piazza Center, we believe that beautiful surgical results are enhanced by leading a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and desires. If you would like to find out if a breast lift in Austin, TX, can give you the improvements you want request a consultation online, or call our office at (512) 288-8200.
Your Personal Consultation
When you meet with Dr. Piazza for a consultation regarding your mastopexy, you will discuss your goals and he will detail what is achievable with surgery. He will also answer any questions you have, and advise you as to the best approach to achieving your cosmetic goals. Once you and Dr. Piazza have determined your treatment plan, your surgery will be scheduled and will be performed as an outpatient procedure in a fully-accredited ambulatory surgery center near our practice.
Your Custom Procedure
Your breast lift procedure will be performed under sedation or general anesthesia, and typically will take about an hour or two to perform, depending on the extent of lifting necessary. In general, Dr. Piazza uses one of two short scar methods. He may lift the breast using a circular incision around the areola, which leaves the most inconspicuous scar. This incision is created around the border or the areola, which removes skin from the breast and also allows for reduction of the areolas. For more extensive lifting, Dr. Piazza may use the SPAIR short scar technique. The SPAIR adds a short vertical scar extending down from the circle around the areola. Unlike the anchor scar method, which leaves extensive scarring on the breasts and in the inframammary fold, this short scar technique helps to maintain shape, allows for quicker recovery, and reduces total scars placed on the breast.
After the procedure, you may experience some soreness; however, this will significantly decrease over the next few days. You will wear only a supportive bra after surgery and will follow-up in the office in one week after surgery. All sutures are usually placed under the skin so there are no sutures that will need to be removed.
Meet Dr. Piazza
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco C. Piazza looks forward to meeting with you to help you discover how you can achieve your cosmetic goals and desires.About Dr. Piazza
Dr. Piazza Answers Common Questions
Can my breast lift be combined with other procedures?
Yes, in fact, many of my breast lift patients choose to combine their procedure with a breast augmentation. By combining a lift with implants, I can help my patients to achieve their ideal breast size and shape. While a breast lift can tighten the skin on the breast, and sometimes even make the areola smaller, in general, I like to combine this procedure with implants in the appropriate candidates, so that they can achieve fuller, more youthful breasts.
Will mastopexy decrease the size of my breasts?
It is likely that mastopexy will slightly reduce the size of your breasts, depending on which incision is used to perform the procedure. While there may be some slight reduction in order to tighten the skin on the breast, this reduction is typically not too significant.
How soon after my surgery can I resume exercise?
As with any surgery, it is important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions after the procedure, in order to recover as safely and quickly as possible. For my breast lift patients, I usually instruct that they may resume exercise as soon as they feel comfortable. I prefer that my breast patients refrain from heavy lifting in the first few weeks. But, I encourage my patients to get to the gym, walk on a treadmill or stair-step machine in order to get exercise in the first week after surgery. I want my patients to feel normal as soon as possible and by returning to an active healthy lifestyle, we can achieve beautiful surgical results.
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After your breast lift, you will only wear a supportive bra to help maintain your new breast shape. For the first few days following your procedure, you may feel soreness and experience bruising. This will subside within the next few days to a week. In general, patients should be able to return to normal, everyday activities within 5 to 7 days after their breast lift. This can vary between patients, so it is important to follow all postoperative instructions closely.