A woman’s breasts lose their youthful shape and firmness over time. Aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, weight fluctuations and heredity can all contribute to the loss of skin elasticity and sagging. A breast lift is a common cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and tightens surrounding tissue to reshape and “lift” the breast back into a more youthful position. If you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag or have lost shape, here are some key things you should know about a breast lift:
Ideal candidates are physically healthy and do not smoke. Good candidates also have the following concerns: Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or hang loosely; nipples and areolas point downward; you have stretched skin and enlarged areolas; one breast is lower than the other; or nipples fall below the breast crease when unsupported.
A breast lift is a good option if you have realistic expectations. During your comprehensive consultation, it’s important that you discuss why you want this surgery, your expectations and desired outcomes. You’ll need to disclose all medical conditions, surgery history, drug allergies and medications. Your family history of breast cancer and results from mammograms and previous biopsies will be discussed as well.
There is more than one incision pattern and technique to a breast lift. The best technique for you will depend upon your breast size and shape, the size and positions of areolas, the degree of sagging and the skin elasticity.
A breast lift doesn’t improve volume. If you want volume in addition to lifting, then you will need implants and will want to discuss breast augmentation with lift with the surgeon.
You can maintain long-lasting results with care. Aging and gravity will continue to impact your breasts slowly over time, but keeping a healthy weight and active lifestyle will help maintain your results as long as possible.
A breast lift can give you a more youthful look and improved self-image. Call (718) 608-1111 today to get a consultation in one of our offices in New Brunswick, NJ, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY.