Any woman who has ever wanted a more elevated and contoured breast should become familiar with the option of breast lift surgery. The medical term is Mastopexy, but the term breast lift is a lot easier to understand and remember.
No matter what you call it, if you have thought about looking younger and rejuvenating your figure to look and feel better in your clothes, this ultimate guide to breast lift surgery may help with your decision process.
What Does A Breast Lift Do?
A breast lift raises the breast by removing excess skin which has stretched out over time, elevates the nipple and areola to a more forward position, and creates a more youthful look. In addition to changing the position of the areola, a breast lift can reduce its size. Overall it will make the breasts look more proportioned for your shape, and women with saggy breasts can achieve the profile they always dreamed about.
Although a breast lift will make breasts look fuller and rounder, what a breast lift will not do is enlarge or reduce the size of the breasts. Women who wish to have more fullness in the upper part of the breast may need another surgical procedure like breast augmentation surgery.
Since this plastic surgery option has grown 70% over the last eighteen years, it appears that women must be pleased with the results.
Good Candidates For Breast Lift Surgery
Age, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can all cause breasts to become saggy and stretched. Women who have succeeded in losing a lot of weight discover their breasts have lost volume and would prefer to remove the excess skin. If nipples point down instead of forward causing them to be below the crease of the breasts, a breast lift can also reposition them to a more pleasing position.
If breasts are unusually shaped or not symmetrical, a breast lift will give you a more proportioned shape. All of these situations can make you a good candidate for a breast lift.
In addition to the above issues, good candidates should also:
- Be in good physical health and have a stable weight
- If a smoker, stop smoking prior to surgery
- Have breasts that are fully matured and developed
- Be aware of the risks and complications of breast lift surgery
- Have reasonable expectations
There are multiple emotional and physical reasons a woman may desire a breast lift, but those reasons alone may not make them the best candidates for this procedure.
Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon
For any surgical procedure, you want to choose the most experienced doctor to perform your surgery. Look for a board certified surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons like Dr. Wendy Gottlieb.
Bring a list of questions to your consultation, ask whether you are a good candidate, and learn what to expect after your breast lift procedure. Find out about your risks and possible complications. Look at before and after photos of previous patients to gain more insight on your outcomes. Everyone at our office in Reston, Virginia will be happy to accommodate your requests.
Pregnancy, getting older, gravity plus previously being overweight can all change your breast shape and position, but you too can have the youthful breast profile you have always wanted with breast lift surgery.
Visit Dr. Gottlieb to learn if you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery.