Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

Breast Lift

Your breasts can make you feel attractive, confident, and feminine, but their appearance can be negatively affected by pregnancy, nursing, weight changes, and the natural aging process. Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg appreciate the connection between a woman's body image and her self-esteem. They offer breast lift surgery for Austin-area women who wish to restore an attractive, youthful breast shape.

If you'd like to find out how breast lift surgery can improve your look, request a consultation online with Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg, or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at (512) 244-1439. We serve patients from Austin and neighboring Texas communities like Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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Case 39, Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

This 43-year-old female came to see our doctors to discuss a breast lift. She felt that her overall breast volume was good, but wanted to lift her breasts and nipples into a more youthful position. Like many women who live in the Austin, Texas area she felt that her breasts needed improvement and...

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Case 64, Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

This 33-year-old woman wanted to restore her breasts to the shape that they were prior to having children. Her main priority was to rejuvenate her breasts, while still maintaining a natural look.During her cosmetic consultation she asked how he could best restore the shape and firmness to her bre...

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Case 407, Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

This 36-year-old female came to see our doctors to discuss a breast lift. She felt that her overall breast volume was good, but wanted to lift her breasts. After surgery she was very pleased with the results. She felt that her breasts had been rejuvenated, and while the overall volume was the sam...

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Case 412, Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

This 44-year-old female came to see our doctors to discuss a breast lift. She felt that her overall breast volume was good, but wanted to lift her breasts and nipples into a more youthful position. Like many women who live in the Austin, Texas area she felt that her breasts needed improvement and...

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

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Benefits

A breast lift, technically called mastopexy, is appropriate for women of all ages and body types. Because every woman who visits Synergy Plastic Surgery is unique, our surgeons strive to give each one of them natural-looking results that enhance their own beauty. Women choose breast lift surgery for a variety of improvements, including:

  • Restoring a firm, sculpted breast shape
  • Repositioning breasts that are aligned unevenly
  • Reducing enlarged areolas (the dark skin around the nipple)
  • Improving self-confidence

When you visit Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg for your consultation, he will help you determine the plan that will best help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Many women make a breast lift part of their Mommy Makeover where a tummy tuck is combined with breast enhancement for a more complete improvement in a single surgery. Your surgeon may recommend combining your breast lift with breast augmentation to give you the breast size and shape you want.

Dr. Kerr explains reasons for combining a breast lift with implants.


What to Expect

Our surgeons perform breast lift surgery as an outpatient procedure in our private, AAAASF surgical facility to optimize patient safety. Breast lift patients have the option of an overnight stay for the first night if desired. Our surgeons are skilled in a variety of breast lift techniques (see table) and will personalize the one that is best suited to your needs and aesthetic goals. During the procedure, your surgeon lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing stretched skin, excess fat, and tissue. He can even out breast size and reshape the areolas as well, if desired. He may place internal sutures to retain the rejuvenated breast shape and secure the breasts higher on the chest.

Comparison of Breast Lift Techniques

Technique Names
Incision Placement
Degree of Correction
Benefits
Doughnut, or concentric

Incision Placement

Around the areola

Degree of Correction

Minimal

Benefits

  • Reduces the areola
  • Lifts the nipple and areola higher on the breast
Circumvertical, vertical, or lollipop

Incision Placement

Around the areola and straight down to breast crease

Degree of Correction

Moderate

Benefits

  • Creates a shape that is full both in the middle and the top of the breast
  • Reduces the areola
Anchor, or inverted T

Incision Placement

Around the areola, straight down to breast crease, and along the breast crease

Degree of Correction

Maximum

Benefits

  • Removes the greatest amount of excess skin and tissue
  • Reshapes the entire breast
  • Reduces the areola

Common Questions

How do I know whether I need an augmentation or a lift?

It's common for patients to know they want to improve the look of their breasts but to be unsure which enhancement procedure is best for them. In general, women who pursue breast lift surgery are satisfied with the size of their breasts but unhappy with their positions. Their nipples may point downward or extend below the breast crease. Although some sagging is a natural part of the aging process, many breast lift patients feel that their breasts sag significantly or prematurely. Breast augmentation patients, on the other hand, usually wish to enlarge their breasts or correct an asymmetry.

If you're still having trouble deciding, the good news is that you can undergo both procedures at once. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg routinely combine breast augmentation and lift into a single surgery to give their patients the fuller, younger-looking breasts they desire.

Can you make my breasts fuller without adding breast implants to my breast lift?

Yes. I can use fat grafting to enhance the size and shape of your breasts with your own body fat. This technique is a natural alternative to breast implants and is best used to add extra fullness to the upper portion of the breasts.

When can I go back to work after a breast lift?

Because a breast lift does not affect the chest muscle, recovery is usually quick. You will likely be ready to return to a non-strenuous job within a week. It is important to avoid vigorous exercise for 4 to 5 weeks while any swelling dissipates and your breasts heal into their rejuvenated shape.

What will my scars look like?

This depends on the type of incisions your doctor uses during your surgery. In general, more significant lifts require larger incisions. During your consultation, your doctor helps you understand which incision is best for you. In general, breast lift surgery requires one of the following incision types:

  • Doughnut, which traces around the areola
  • Lollipop, which traces around the areola and extends down the breast to the crease
  • Anchor, which traces around the areola, extends down the breast, and traces horizontally along the crease

Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg make every effort to keep incisions as conservative as possible. By adhering to your doctor's recommendations for caring for yourself after surgery, you can do your part to help your incisions heal to flat, faint scars.

Can I get a breast lift when I replace my implants?

Yes, during a breast augmentation revision procedure, Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg can perform a breast lift if they believe it's the best approach. Their recommendation will be based on an examination of your breast tissue and skin.

How long will the results last?

Breast lift surgery doesn't completely stop the aging process, but it can delay it quite a bit and keep your breasts looking much younger than they would without surgery. The longevity of your results depends on a few different factors, including how significant your surgical lift was, the condition of your skin, and the size of your breasts. Regardless, you can expect to enjoy your results for at least several years, especially by keeping your weight stable. Your doctor can give you a better estimation during your consultation.

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
Round Rock: (512) 244-1444

Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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