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Dr. Courtney is a board-certified plastic surgeon well-versed in the internal bra technique using several different supporting materials. His experience creating balanced, natural-looking breast enhancement results makes Dr. Courtney a top choice among patients for achieving their ideal figures and aesthetic goals.

How Does The Internal Bra Work?

While many women want higher, fuller breasts, they lack the elasticity in their breast skin to support long-lasting results. Tissue weakness can result from weight loss, post-pregnancy changes, age, or prior surgery. In such cases, additional soft tissue support is necessary to achieve optimal cleavage and a higher breast position.

The internal bra technique can describe various surgical methods or specific additional products in breast surgery to improve internal breast shape and stability. One of the most common methods is to use permanent or semi-permanent strong sutures in the internal breast pocket along the lower breast fold. Similar to how the cup of a push-up bra boosts the breasts to remedy sagging, the internal bra technique provides better support internally.

Dr. Courtney can create soft tissue reinforcement with a flexible, durable scaffold that integrates into your natural breast tissue. These scaffolds encourage natural tissue growth that will reabsorb the scaffold over 12 to 18 months, leaving natural tissue with a firm and youthful breast silhouette.

The internal bra technique is frequently combined with a limited scar periareolar lift or a full breast lift to tighten any loose skin on the breast. An internal bra can re-engineer the natural breast tissue to achieve results that breast augmentation and lift alone cannot produce.

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Why Consider The Internal Bra Technique?

If you are considering a breast lift or breast augmentation with a lift, you may be a candidate for the internal bra technique. Some qualifying factors include:

  • Weak breast tissue that may not adequately support an implant
  • Women with breast implants experiencing recurrent breast sagging
  • Women with breast implants experiencing implant malposition

The internal bra technique can correct implant complications such as symmastia, “double bubble,” and “bottoming-out.” These complications are caused by implant pocket instability, created by poor dissection and the use of an inappropriately sized implant. The internal bra addresses these issues by tightening and strengthening the implant pocket so that the implant is in the correct position.

It is common for this surgical technique to be used in a breast reduction or lift procedure to support the newly lifted tissues. An added benefit is that doing so can ensure longevity in the final result. The scarring is indifferent to a breast reduction or lifts because the stitching is internal. The lower breast fold is also elevated, which has a torso lengthening effect.

How Much Does The Internal Bra Cost?

The exact cost of the internal bra varies according to each patient, and many women combine the internal bra with breast augmentation or other procedures. Remember that your total prices will include facility fees, anesthesia costs, and pre-and post-op appointments.

Patients must pay entirely out of pocket when the internal bra lift is performed for cosmetic purposes. However, there are some instances in which health insurance may cover the procedure, mainly if it is performed as part of reconstructive surgery following mastectomy or injury.

Why Choose Dr. Courtney For An Internal Bra?

An internal bra in Houston, TX, with Dr. Courtney, can restore your breasts to a youthful, perky position with fullness and shape, creating proportionate, firmly rounded breasts. No matter which surgical technique is best for you, Dr. Courtney does everything he can to minimize the visibility of scars, ensure healthy blood flow, and create a more youthful breast shape and position. Practicing at one of the largest plastic surgery practices in the country,  board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Courtney is dedicated to achieving balanced results that improve your self-image and boost your confidence. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Courtney to have your breast lift questions answered.

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