Restore Sagging Breasts with a Breast Lift
posted on 4/10/2012
Sagging or drooping breasts are common after pregnancy or when you have lost a lot of weight quickly. Breasts can also droop or sag over time, and there is no exercise that can restore them to their perkier state. The breast lift procedure is designed specifically to restore sagging breasts and has become one of the most popular “enhancement” procedures for women of all ages. If you want perkier, rounder, more youthful-looking breasts without breast implants, a breast lift could be the best way to achieve a more youthful bust line.
Take a look at these breast lift before and after photos to see what a dramatic change this type of procedure can make on patients just like you. Read the case studies next to each set of pictures to learn what the patient’s goals were, and how long it took them to see results.
How is the Breast Lift Performed?
The breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a fairly simple procedure that involves manipulating the tissues around each breast and in some cases, repositioning the areola and nipple. Women undergoing a “light” breast lift may only need to have a small amount of fat and tissue removed and repositioned. Those who are getting a breast lift with implants, or a more extensive procedure, may need to have the nipple and areola repositioned to create a more natural appearance.
Your surgeon can use a variety of incisions and techniques to achieve the look you want. The surgical technique used will depend on your current breast shape and size, the elasticity of your skin, and the degree of sagging. The breast tissue can be reshaped, lifted, and repositioned to improve the contour and firmness of the breasts, and create a more youthful height.
Thinking about getting a breast lift? Talk to a board-certified cosmetic surgery doctor in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for this breast enhancement procedure.