Sagging, shapeless breasts can make you feel less attractive and unconfident. Over time, a woman’s breasts can lose skin elasticity, shape, and their perky position due to changes associated with aging, gravity, exposure to cigarette smoke, and weight fluctuations. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, can restore the natural shape and position of your breasts to help you look and feel more beautiful and youthful.
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Achieved with Breast Lift Surgery
Shapelier, Firmer Breasts
Breasts that were firm and round in your early 20s may now be pendulous, shapeless, and flabby. Breast lift surgery can restore your breasts by improving their shape and feel.
Better Breast Position
If you’ve successfully achieved major weight loss or suffered the downsides of gravity and aging, chances are your breasts are situated a little lower than they used to be. Some women’s breasts droop so far that they appear to rest more on the waist than on the chest. While a good bra can help, surgery is sometimes necessary. Breast lift surgery lifts the breast tissues and removes sagging skin to move the breasts to a more attractive position.
A More Youthful Appearance
Young adult women usually have perky, round breasts. Older women’s breasts have often been adversely affected by the passage of time, gravity, fluctuations in weight, and perhaps cigarette smoke. If your breasts have begun to reflect the image of a woman who is older than you are or feel, breast lift surgery can help you regain your youthful image.
Sagging breasts may reduce your self-confidence. After breast lift surgery, your breasts will appear perky and attractive, and your new image may greatly boost your self-image and self-confidence.
Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift surgery reshapes and lifts the breasts by removing excess, sagging skin and reorganizing the breast tissues. The surgical techniques are highly personalized and are determined by your current breast size and shape, the size and position of your areolas, and your desired results.
Most commonly, an incision is made around the areola and may also extend from the areola to the breast crease. Women in need of more extensive surgical correction may also require a horizontal incision along the breast crease. Excess skin and tissue are removed, and the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve its contour. The areolas are repositioned higher on the breasts and may be resized if they have become enlarged. Once the breasts have been reshaped and repositioned, absorbable sutures will be used to close the incisions, and your surgery will be complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need breast lift surgery?
Breast lift surgery is an elective procedure, and it is not for everyone. If you are bothered by your condition of noticeable breast sagging, possibly associated with poor breast shape and downward-pointing nipples, you could be a candidate for breast lift surgery.
What will recovery from breast lift surgery be like?
After breast lift surgery, patients should be prepared to rest and take it easy for several days. Many are ready to return to work within one week of surgery. All patients should avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks and follow their postoperative instructions to have the safest and most effective recovery experience.
Will there be pain associated with this procedure?
During the first few days of recovery, you may experience some discomfort. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication for your comfort. Some swelling and tenderness may last for several weeks.
How much scarring will I have?
How much scarring occurs after breast lift surgery varies from patient to patient. Factors that affect your scarring are mostly the techniques or incisions used and your body’s ability to heal. Patients who need more severe correction will likely require more extensive incisions, which can lead to more scarring. However, most scars fade over time, and most women feel that scars are worth the dramatic improvements to their breasts.
How long will my results last?
Although this procedure cannot halt the natural results of aging and gravity, the results of breast lift surgery can be long lasting. Women can best maintain their results by avoiding large fluctuations in weight and not smoking. The results of your breast lift surgery can help you look more youthful, feminine, and attractive for many years to come.