Pregnancy, breastfeeding, dramatic weight loss, the aging process and genetics are all factors that can cause breasts to sag and lose their youthful perkiness. Since every woman wants to look and feel her best, it is common for those concerned with drooping breasts to consider surgical correction with a procedure called breast lift. However, breast lift is not right for everyone. Here, Dr. Nirav Savalia offers helpful information about whether the breast lift procedure could help you.
What Does Breast Lift Accomplish?
Breast lift, clinically known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that elevates and reshapes breasts that are sagging, drooping or flat. The goal is to create a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing breast appearance. The procedure may be performed alone or alongside breast augmentation or breast reduction, depending on the individual goals of the patient. At your consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon, he or she will discuss the options and outcomes available for you.
Do You Need a Breast Lift?
Only your plastic surgeon can answer this question, and doing so will require a thorough consultation. The doctor will examine the position and shape of your breasts, as well as the location of your nipples. Generally speaking, if your nipples droop below the crease of your breast (i.e., the area where your breast meets your torso) and your breasts look flat or stretched-out, breast lift can provide aesthetic improvement. There are other criteria that the plastic surgeon will review with you during consultation.
Most breast lift patients are women that feel their body has changed over time — either as a result of giving birth, losing weight or aging — and that want to look the way they feel: healthy, active and beautiful. Whatever your reasons for considering a breast lift, ultimately the decision is yours.
More about the Procedure and Recovery
The breast lift procedure will be customized to your specific goals, as well as the amount of surgical correction required to achieve them. If you desire perkier and bigger breasts, implants can be placed during the breast lift operation; on the other hand, if you desire perkier and smaller breasts, breast reduction techniques can be used.
Recovering from breast lift typically takes two to four weeks; most of the swelling and bruising resolves around the two-week mark, at which point patients usually return to work.
Consult with Dr. Savalia
A breast lift can help you return to a more youthful shape and appearance. Contact Dr. Savalia online or by calling 949-759-0980 to schedule a consultation and discuss your breast surgery options.