What is a breast lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Dr. Roth’s Houston breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness.

The majority of breast lift patients in Houston have valid concerns about potential complications, unexpected outcomes and possible side effects. Due to constant advertising and an overwhelming desire for self-improvement, many patients hastily select their plastic surgeon, and run out and get a ‘boob lift’ despite all of their concerns about having a breast lift without scars. Without an experienced, caring doctor at your side, this can be a recipe for failure.

The Breast Lift Process

The process involves removing stretched out, excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, creating a more youthful breast contour. Areolae that have been extended and facing a downward position can also be reduced and raised into a more forward and central position. Mastopexy surgery may be the best solution to create a natural more youthful look.

Candidates for a mastopexy are seeking to boost body confidence by restoring a firmer, perkier, and more youthful shape their breasts. Along with bringing back feminine proportions, a breast lift can also improve a patient’s self-image, but also help outfits fit more comfortably and attractively. Click to find out if you are a good candidate for a breast lift.

To help alleviate your concerns and ensure your satisfaction, Dr. Roth has perfected the Artistic Proportionality Technique.

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What to Expect During Your First Breast Lift Consultation.

Arrival to our Houston Office

We know first impressions matter and have created a warm, welcoming environment for our patients right in our downtown Houston office. When you check in at the reception desk, you can fill out forms if you haven’t submitted them electronically.

Meeting the Plastic Surgeon’s Assistant

When you are called to begin your appointment, you will first meet with Amber Fichtner, Physician Assistant, who will review your medical history with you.

Meeting the Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Roth is a personable, compassionate professional. He cares deeply about giving his patients having a wonderful experience from their first consultation through long-term follow-up. His friendly, easygoing, and relaxed attitude puts even the most anxious patients at ease.

Dr. Roth’s exemplary cosmetic surgery techniques have had a very powerful, confidence-building impact on his patient’s’ self-esteem. A top plastic surgeon should know that every patient is unique. Together with his staff, he makes all the time necessary to individualize your care based on your personal needs. He carefully explains your options in easy-to-understand language before making his recommendations so that you can then determine the best breast lift choice. Getting mastopexy can be a Dr. Roth puts patients at ease from the first consultation all the way to recovery. This is why Dr. Roth is the top breast lift surgeon Houston has to offer. You will see why West Ave Plastic Surgery is the best place to get a breast lift in Houston.

Common Breast Lift Questions to Discuss with Dr. Roth

  • How does a breast lift surgery change your appearance?–what might be some of the reasons why you would like a mastopexy performed?
  • How do you feel about your upper body region now? What specific changes do you want to see after mastopexy?
  • What are the best breast lift options to help you realize your goals? What are the results that can be expected from each surgical procedure, including the benefits and risks of each? (In this scenario, you may ask about the type of breast implants)
  • What’s involved during a cosmetic breast surgery (e.g., kinds of incisions, anesthesia type, and recovery timeframe)?
  • Is the doctor board certified in plastic surgery? (Dr. Roth is board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons member and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
  • How many times has the plastic surgeon performed the procedure (mastopexy) you are considering?
  • How regularly has the surgeon performed a mastopexy or a breast reconstruction?
  • Where does the breast surgery take place? Is it certified for patient safety? What are the credentials of their surgical staff?
  • Who is the anesthesiologist? What kind of certification do they have?
  • How would an emergency be handled during the cosmetic procedure?
  • How has the doctor helped patients with similar physical issues and concerns? (Your plastic surgeon is going to show you before and after photos of a mastopexy).


A breast lift uses different techniques and carefully calibrated incision locations to reshape the breast. The measurable, precise symmetry that Dr. Roth produces to recreate a youthful shape has earned high praise from his patients. The procedure is accomplished through a blend of carefully tailored mathematical measurements for each individual and scientifically proven methods to construct a proportional and ideal result that will lift sagging breasts.

Based on his assessment of a woman’s optimal nipple-areola proportions, Dr. Roth will use an advanced vertical incision technique based on your breast shape and size, degree of breast sagging, and skin elasticity to geometrically construct an 18-22 cm. nipple areolar position. This scale will create a symmetrical ratio from the center of the clavicle to the areola. After close examination, the plastic surgeon will recommend the best breast lift technique to achieve the desired results.

This exacting method requires two incisions–one encircling down the areola, and the other extending down the breast crease. The re-positioning of your nipple and areola is modified for higher placement on your breast. If needed, the plastic surgeon will then trim away the extra tissues from the perimeter of the areola. Dr. Roth’s top breast lift technique has had a very powerful, confidence-building impact on his female patients’ self-esteem. There is a reason why people consider Dr. Roth the best breast lift doctor in Houston.

Recovery From A Breast Lift

During your mastopexy recovery, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions after the procedure is completed. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal.

Dr. Roth and his staff will discuss all of the specific instructions that you will be taking after the procedure for full recovery. Some specific items may include:

  • How to care for your breasts following surgery
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
  • When to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Common Breast Lift Surgery Questions:

Will a Breast Lift Alter the Size of My Breasts?

Mastopexy is designed to change the contour and position of your breasts, not their size. If you are interested in change in size, you may consider undergoing a breast augmentation or breast reduction based on your surgical goals.

Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?

If you are considering mastopexy you may be seeing signs of breast Ptosis, or weakening and deterioration of the breast tissue. Once you talk with Dr. Roth at your initial consultation, he will go over all of the impressive aesthetic improvements that can be achieved through mastopexy and determine if cosmetic breast surgery is right for you.

Where does the plastic surgery take place?

Procedures are done at Dr. Roth’s surgery center in Houston offers the latest amenities and is AAAA certified—the ultimate in surgical accreditation for patient safety. Safe and comfortable doctors office in downtown Houston location.

How much time off should I take from work and exercising?

Usually, the plastic surgeon will advise you to stay away from work and exercise for two to three weeks. That is the amount of time needed for bruising and swelling to go down from a typical mastopexy.

How much does a breast lift cost in Houston, TX?

A surgeon’s fee in Houston, TX may vary based on the type of cosmetic procedure chosen during consultation and your envisioned outcome from the plastic surgery. The average cost of breast lift surgery in Houston may vary depending on the surgeon as well as the cost of the anesthesiologist. Also keep in mind the cost of breast lift without implants may be less than a breast lift with implants. Although the price range for breast lift surgery may differ on a case by case basis, and the location (Houston), West Ave Plastic Surgery can work with you to offer an affordable breast lift price.

What are included in surgery costs?

Some items included in the total cost of cosmetic surgery include anesthesia fees, medical tests, prescriptions for medications, and surgeon’s fee. Dr. Roth and his Houston staff will consult with you affordable cosmetic surgery and customize a breast lift package just for you.

Will I ever need another breast uplift surgery?

Once you receive your mastopexy, you will look more refreshed and youthful again. Depending on patients, mastopexy should be long-lasting, although breasts will likely continue to change due to gravity and age.

Can I see breast lift photos before and after?

Want to see before and after images of mastopexy? Click here to see breast lift before and after images with no implants. Keep in mind this is a scarless breast lift without augmentation.

Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation?

You may be wondering what the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation. Can you have one without the other? The answer is yes. Mastopexy is often combined with a breast augmentation, but it can also stand alone as a surgical procedure.

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