Breast Lift in San Antonio, TX

Breast lift is used to relieve sagging (ptosis), which is a common consequence of breast-feeding, pregnancy, and the gravitational effects of aging. This operation restores the position of the breasts, and gives them a more youthful appearance.

Breast Lift Initial Evaluation

At your initial consultation, your health history will be reviewed and the procedure you are interested in will be explained in great detail. Any alternative procedures, as well as the risks and benefits of surgery will be discussed. You will view before and after photographs of Dr. Lawton‘s patients, and all of your questions will be answered.

During the examination, your breast width, height, and nipple position will be measured. Any differences in the breasts from left to right will be evaluated. You will have the opportunity to point out particular characteristics of your anatomy that you would like to improve or change.

After an extensive discussion, you and Dr. Lawton will arrive at the surgical plan that will best achieve your goals. It is our commitment that you leave this initial visit with a clear understanding of your surgical options, so you may make an informed decision. We are happy to answer any questions you may think of later by telephone, email, or at another private consultation. There is never an additional charge for these subsequent visits.

Surgery

Mastopexy is performed in our own private AAAASF Certified Class-C Outpatient Surgical Center. The procedure takes between 2 and 3 hours.

During surgery, the stretched, excess skin which allows the breast to droop is excised. The size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple, is reduced. The nipple, which stays attached to the breast throughout the procedure, is moved to a higher, more appropriate position. The skin is then brought together to reshape the breasts.

For this outpatient procedure, we utilize general intravenous anesthesia administered by an elite group of carefully selected, highly qualified, board certified anesthesiologists. The techniques employed are designed to provide a smooth, gentle anesthetic experience, and prevent postoperative nausea and eliminate postoperative pain.

Recovery

Rest is recommended after surgery. At home, you will have medications to ease the pain. We also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Surgical vitamins, arnica, and bromelain are used to reduce the swelling and bruising, and to speed your recovery.

We will see you in the office the day after surgery. By the fourth or fifth day, the discomfort should be significantly reduced. At one week, you will return for suture removal. By this time, you should be feeling well enough to be back to most of your normal activities. You should be back to work within this first week. Because it takes 6 weeks before the wounds reach 50% of their full strength, you will be able to return to vigorous activities only after this healing period.

We will see you in follow-up at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and every year thereafter. We will see you more frequently if necessary. There are never charges for follow-up visits.

Dr. Gary Lawton

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Dr. Lawton is an amazing plastic surgeon! I am so pleased with the results of my surgery, and will never use anyone else. I will strongly recommend Dr. Lawton to my friends who are considering cosmetic surgery. In addition, the entire staff is professional and very friendly. I especially felt that I was being taken care of in the best way on the day of surgery. Thank you, Dr. Lawton, and your entire staff.

- Leslie B

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He's very informative and I was very comfortable with the office. Love the staff, especially the nurses Maria and Julie. Veronica was super helpful and sweet!

- V M.

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Dr. Lawton and his staff are the ultimate professionals. He really does an excellent job

- C O.

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My experience was a great one!! Will definitely recommend my doctor!

- J N.

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I have been thinking about doing my breast for 6 or more years, but unsure after coming to this office I left so happy and knew i felt comfortable. I will be back in 6 months for my implants. Thank You!!

- v o.

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Great experience overall. I was guided to Dr. Lawton and now I will guide somebody else to him. Thank you Dr. Lawton for helping me feel better about myself, you're amazing at your craft.

- d f.

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Thank You for making a difficult experience as pleasant as possible!! I am very grateful and appreciative.

- a r.

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Very pleased with the facility and Dr. Lawton! He made himself available whenever I had any questions!! Thank You!

- c g.

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Everyone has been very caring and professional. I appreciate all that has been done about my care. surgery 10/13/09

- A I.

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Thank you Dr Lawton for a great job. I was pleased with how everything was handeld and appreciated your concern with the procedure. I was impressed surgery 10/23/08

- L G.

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The staff there is excellent. They make a calm and comfortable atmosphere out of something that could be very scary and nervous for some people. I was very pleased with everything. Thanks!!!!

- S M.

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Dr. Lawton is an excellent plastic surgeon. His staff is kind and courteous. Thank you fro such great care.

- J B.

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I am extremely pleased with the treatment I received from Dr. Lawton, the staff, and nurses. Everyone was very helpful and made me feel very comfortable and cared for. Thank you for everything. I will be back for another procedure when I'm sufficiently healed from my breast lift.

- A G.

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