Loving your body is always the ultimate goal, and sometimes it’s as easy as changing your inner monologue to praise your natural assets instead of focusing solely on perceived flaws. That said, we all want to look and feel our best, and when time, gravity, and other factors cause your breasts to sag, you may start looking for ways to address the issue.
It’s not just that sagging breasts may not be as attractive as you like – they can also cause practical problems. They may affect your posture or cause back pain (for larger breasts). Sagging may cause small breast sizes to appear even smaller, impacting your confidence in your appearance. It can also be problematic if you’re particularly active and enjoy activities like jogging.
With a breast lift procedure, you can reposition, reshape, and rejuvenate your breasts for a more pleasing aesthetic and address practical lifestyle concerns.
What to Expect with a Breast Lift Procedure
A mastopexy, or breast lift procedure, can accomplish several different goals. As the name implies, this procedure is typically used to address sagging breasts, but it can also address excess or stretched skin, as well as downward-pointing or enlarged areolas.
As women, we generally expect breasts to sag with age, but we may also have to contend with the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight gain and loss throughout our lives. Some of us even start out with sagging issues as early as our teens.
A breast lift procedure involves removing excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, possibly addressing the size or shape of areolas, and then repositioning nipples to point forward instead of down. The end result will be breast proportioning and positioning that creates a natural, youthful silhouette.
Bust Size Considerations
A breast lift can be performed as a standalone procedure, or it can be paired with breast reduction or augmentation (i.e. implant) procedures, depending on the wants and needs of the patient. If you’ve lost breast volume following pregnancy or weight loss, you may wish to fill out breast tissue to regain or even enhance your former size, in which case an augmentation can be added to your lift procedure.
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If, on the other hand, you’ve suffered with larger breasts that not only sag, but affect your posture, cause you discomfort, or impact your ability to lead an active lifestyle, you might prefer a breast reduction as part of your breast lift surgery. Perhaps you just want a reduction or augmentation that creates a more proportional and visually pleasing figure overall. Whatever your ultimate goal, you can plan for the procedure that best suits your preferences.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
Good candidates for a breast lift procedure include women who have noticed changes after weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as those who have experienced sagging from a young age due to heredity or inadequate muscle tone. If you experience sagging due to simple aging, your nipples point downward, or breast size is a concern, you may also want to consider a breast lift, along with a reduction or enhancement.
Improving your appearance and your confidence begins with a professional consultation with Dr. Beverly Fischer. Contact the experts at The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery at 410-308-4700 or online to schedule your consultation.