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.
Recent Patient Transformations
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Breast Lift Case 145
This young woman came to Dr. Gouverne with concerns about the droopiness in her breast. Dr. Gouverne performed a breast lift with implants to give her volume and an overall lifted appearance. Her results were fantastic and she loves the way she looks and feels.
Breast Lift Case 226
This young woman came to Dr. Gouverne to help improve her droopiness and restore her volume. Her results are excellent and she loves her new figure.
Breast Lift Case 105
This patient was unhappy with the droopiness in her breast. Dr. Gouverne performed a breast lift to give her a beautiful lifted appearance.
Breast Lift Case 167
This patient desired to have the volume restored to her breasts and remove the excess skin from her tummy. Dr. Gouverne performed a mommy makeover that included a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation and breast lift. Her results were fantastic and she is extremely happy with...
Breast Lift Case 179
This young woman came to Dr. Gouverne to improve the droopiness and restore volume to her breasts. Dr. Gouverne performed a breast augmentation with breast lift to give her the volume and size she desired.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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.
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.
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.
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.