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Breast Lift

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Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, at the Corpus Christi practice of Dr. Max Gouverne has helped thousands of women enhance both the position and the 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 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) 993-2222.

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The Consultation

Dr. Gouverne treats your consultation as an opportunity to learn about you as an individual. He asks you many questions about your health history and lifestyle in order to fully understand your goals and motivations for the surgery. He performs a physical examination of your breasts to evaluate their size, shape, and level of sagging, or ptosis. If your breast lift is being combined with other body contouring procedures, such as after massive weight loss, Dr. Gouverne creates a detail plan based on the examination.

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

Breast Lift Illustration

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, whether with or without implants, raises the breasts and positions the nipples above the breast crease. The result is a perkier, more youthful-looking placement.

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

The Procedure

During your preoperative appointment, Dr. Gouverne provides 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 night before 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 Dr. Gouverne's advice for temporarily discontinuing the use of any medications or supplements 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. Gouverne reshapes the underlying breast tissue, positioning it to sit higher on the chest. Excess skin is cut away, and the nipple and areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) are also repositioned to sit higher on the breast. The incisions are 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. Gouverne may suggest breast augmentation instead of or in addition to your breast lift. Both surgeries can be performed as one operation to maximize your safety and comfort.

The Recovery

Experiences vary after breast lift surgery. Dr. Gouverne 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 1 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 1 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, Dr. Gouverne provides you with detailed, customized instructions for postoperative care. He strives to ensure 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.

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We offer a variety of financing options to help every patient achieve his or her aesthetic goals.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Dr. Max Gouverne

Dr. Max Gouverne is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Corpus Christi with more than 20 years of practical experience. Paired with his approachable personality, his advanced knowledge and employment of leading-edge techniques ensure your utmost safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

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Dr. Max Gouverne, MD
Cosmetic Surgery

5642 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Phone (361) 993-2222 Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.