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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

There are many reasons that breasts may begin to lose their shape and firmness and require a Breast Lift procedure in order to re-create their former appearance: age, gravity, dramatic weight loss, or pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some patients also notice a decrease in size, or they were never quite happy with their breast size to begin with, therefore a breast augmentation with a lift may be the best solution for achieving the desired look.

The ideal candidate for the Breast Lift procedure may have breasts that are the size they desire, but have begun to sag or droop downwards, while the breasts may have lost their firmness and/ or the nipples and areolas have begun to point downwards. This candidate should be in good health with no illnesses that would negatively affect the body’s healing process after the procedure. Finally, most importantly, potential patients should have realistic expectations for the possible results the procedure will produce.


The most important thing you should do once you have begun to seriously consider a Breast Lift Procedure for yourself is to set up a consultation with San Antonio based Dr. Eric Schaffer is a board certified plastic surgeon, who is one of the foremost authorities in the Southwest on innovative body contouring cosmetic procedures. With board certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can trust in Dr. Schaffer’s keen aesthetic eyes to give you the results you desire. Dr. Schaffer trained in general surgery at Harvard Medical School and at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and he went on to learn the art and science of plastic surgery at Yale University. Be sure to review the results of other patients of Dr. Schaffer in the Breast Lift photo gallery with before and after photos.
The next important step will be to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Schaffer at his San Antonio office to make sure that he is the right fit for you and your expectations. Be prepared beforehand with a list of questions, as well as your medical history and lifestyle so that, Dr. Schaffer can provide you with all of the relevant information to the breast lift as well as your expected results. During this consultation Dr. Schaffer and you will begin to discuss the best plan of action for getting the results you are wishing for. As no two women are exactly alike, keep an open mind in order to consider your plastic surgeon’s advice.

As the Breast Lift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, most are usually not covered by most insurance plans. Dr. Schaffer, however, can help you work with financing companies to help get the results you are looking for while being able to pay off the cost in manageable increments. Be sure to inquire about financing options with Dr. Schaffer during your consultation to best help you pay for this wonderful procedure.

Finally, a Breast Lift can be an amazing, rejuvenating experience that can help to boost your confidence in your body following childbirth and nursing, weight loss or the ravages of time.


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