It’s natural for the shape and position of women’s breasts to change with age or after pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss. Over time, the skin that supports the structures of the breast begins to lose its elasticity. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, lifts and reshapes severe sagging and poor shape. This is a procedure that can restore breasts to a more youthful position and contour.
Keep in mind that a breast lift does not change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. However, if you do want your breasts to look fuller as well as lifted, it is common to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation if added volume is desired.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of breast lift surgery and commonly asked questions regarding the procedure.
Key Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery
1. Well-positioned breasts
There are many reasons that breasts lose their shape and perkiness. Getting breast lift surgery is the perfect way to improve the overall appearance of sagging breasts. After just a few weeks post-surgery, your breasts will stand much taller and appear rounder.
2 .Gain in confidence
There are many women who are unhappy with the shape and positioning of their breasts, causing an overall lack of confidence. The good news is, breast lift surgery will shape and contour your breasts, enhancing your youthful appearance and helping restoring self-confidence. Uplifted breasts can also improve your posture, giving you a taller and more poised look.
3. Improved nipple projection
When breasts begin to sag, it can result in nipples pointing downward which will give your breasts an elongated and elderly appearance. A breast lift surgery not only lifts your breasts, but also improves nipple position to make sure that they are facing outward to further create a youthful appearance.
4. Reduced under-breast irritation
Breasts that are sitting too low can begin to cause irritation around the fold of skin underneath the breasts. Breast lift surgery helps to deal with this issue by removing excess skin and separating the breasts from the lower chest to prevent chafing.
FAQs About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift vs. breast augmentation: which is right for me?
Breast lifts are solely for raising your breasts back to their normal position for a more youthful appearance. If your breasts are already in an ideal position but you are looking to enlarge them, you may want to consider breast augmentation. These procedures are also commonly performed together, if needed.
Who is the best candidate for a breast lift?
The ideal breast lift surgery candidate would be a person who may have sagging breasts that have lost their shape and volume, elongated breasts and/or nipples that are pointing downward. It’s also important for patients to be physically healthy and non-smokers. Additionally, if you are planning on getting pregnant in the near future, you may want to consider delaying your breast lift to prevent further stretching.
How is the recovery after a breast lift surgery?
After your breast lift, you will need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they are healing. After the surgery, you can expect your breasts to be bruised, swollen and uncomfortable for a few days. Typically, patients can expect to return to work after a week. Your doctor will provide you with instructions including medications to apply or take orally, specific concerns to look for and when to follow up.
Contemporary Plastic Surgery provides breast lift surgery to enhance your quality of life by improving your self-confidence. If you are interested in a breast lift procedure to reduce the signs of aging and restore more youthful contours, we are here to help you learn more about your options. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation: 904.854.4800