When to Consider a Breast Lift
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a common procedure that addresses issues are frequently seen with age, including sagging breasts, stretched or misshapen areolas and less than perky nipples. This surgery is regularly performed and has been shown to be safe as well as effective in the vast majority of patients. If you would like to restore volume and firmness to your breasts to retain your youthful figure, a breast lift may be a good option to consider.
More about Breast Lift
After a breast lift procedure, your breasts will be more symmetrical with an increased projection. They will have a more shapely and youthful appearance. You can likely expect to have improved self-confidence because of your new figure. It is important to know that the effects of time and gravity are similar to your newly lifted breasts as to your chest before surgery; they may begin to sag as time passes. There will be scars; however, these can be hidden by your bra. It is best to postpone this type of surgery until you are done having children, if possible, as pregnancy will probably be counterproductive to breast lift results.
When to Consider a Breast Lift
As mentioned, you should probably wait to consider a breast lift until you are confident that you are finished having children and breastfeeding. After that point, if you are unhappy or self-conscious about the fact that your breasts are sagging or unshapely due to childbirth, age, weight fluctuation, breastfeeding or gravity, it may be a good opportunity to weigh your options. Also, if your areolas or surrounding skin has been stretched, which leads to drooping nipples, you may benefit from this surgery.
You should know that this particular breast surgery would not change the size of your breasts. To increase or decrease the size of your chest, you will need to consider breast augmentation or reduction surgery, which can be done along with a breast lift for positioning.
About the Procedure
You will receive general anesthesia or be sedated intravenously for your surgery. Based on your individual circumstances and needs, your physician will decide the kind of technique to use for your breast lift. In general, during a breast lift, excess skin is removed while the areola and nipple are moved to their new higher position. The areola is reduced, if necessary. Excess skin from the upper portion of the breast is stretched underneath, creating a taut and firm new shape. Any skin remaining will be removed, and the incisions will be sutured. It is likely that your scars will be located underneath your breasts, so they are not noticeable. You will more than likely be able to maintain breast sensation.
A breast lift is a fairly common and straightforward procedure. It can make a relatively big impact on your appearance and self-confidence. At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, we make sure you get the look you desire. Our team will be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have to make you comfortable in making a decision to get a breast lift. Please feel free to contact us to schedule your consultation today.