Are you unhappy with the shape of your breasts and wishing you could make improvements to their appearance? Having a breast lift is one popular option many women choose to perk up their breasts and appearance. A breast lift can be done to raise your breasts. It involves removing any excess skin around them, followed by tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape your breasts as desired, and the new contour of the breast is supported.
Since 2000, breast lifts have become the surgery of choice when it comes to improving the appearance of one’s breast, coming in at 70%, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Why Choose a Breast Lift
This surgical treatment can restore one’s breasts to look more youthful and uplifted. Over time, a woman’s breasts tend to lose their shape and firmness, thanks to changes in skin elasticity that comes inevitably with time. In fact, a variety of factors can alter a woman’s breast, including the following:
- Getting older
- Weight changes
A breast lift will lessen unsightly sagging while raising your nipples and your areolae (the brown area around your nipple). The areolae also can be altered to look proportional to the newly lifted breasts.
Timing is everything when it comes to having a breast lift. If you are trying to conceive, bear in mind that having a breast lift done afterward is best since pregnancy usually alters your breast’s shape, size, and elasticity. And while you can breastfeed after a breast lift, it can change milk production for some women. Waiting until after you are done having children is a better time to have a breast lift.
Candidates for a Breast Lift
- Do your breasts appear to sag, looking like they are longer and flatter?
- Are your nipples falling under the creases in your breast?
- Do your areolas and nipples tend to look downward?
- Are your areola stretching (they look disproportionate to the rest of your breasts)?
- Is one breast dipping lower than your other one?
While a breast lift can give you beautiful results, it is still a lift and won’t add or reduce the breast size per se. If you are looking for a fuller breast size, you could combine a breast lift with breast augmentation. For smaller breasts, you could combine the breast lift with a breast reduction.
After Your Breast Lift
Once your breast lift is complete, you’ll be able to see a change right away, even as your breasts’ shape will keep changing for a while. It can take a few months as they settle. The scars from the surgery will lighten over a year or so and thin out. One thing you might notice is that your bra size has also changed to a smaller size. Not to worry, this happens as your breasts are now rounder and firmer, not actually smaller!
Remember, as you get older, the results of your breast lift might diminish as the skin loses its elasticity. It can happen more easily if your breasts are heavy. Keeping your weight the same as you age (to prevent weight gain) will keep your breasts looking beautiful as long as possible.
While your breast lift will permanently alter their appearance, the surgery may need to be repeated in 8 to 10 years, as aging and lifestyle choices like smoking, sun exposure, and even medical conditions can affect your breasts’ firmness.
Whether you are looking for a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction (or a combination), we can help you achieve the results you want. Please give our team a call today to schedule a consultation and learn more. You deserve to look your best!