A Breast Lift for a More Youthful Appearance
A breast lift can take years off your body’s appearance and restore a more youthful appearance, and that’s why breast lift surgeries are among the most popular plastic surgery and cosmetic procedure performed today. The Peer Medical Group has acclaimed plastic surgeons who specialize in performing this and other breast augmentation procedures.
Over the years, pregnancy, nursing, age and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. The skin loses its elasticity, and the breasts lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can raise and reshape sagging breasts. Breast lift procedures can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume — for example, after pregnancy – the insertion of breast implants in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and size. Frequently, breast augmentation using breast implants is done simultaneously, and sometimes, for minimal to moderate sagging, breast augmentation alone may be enough to lift the breast. Reviewing before and after breast lift pictures clearly illustrates the potential beneficial results.
What a Breast Lift Procedure Can Do for You
Breast lifts rejuvenate the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. After breast lift plastic surgery, the breasts are higher on the chest and firmer to the touch. Breast lifts can also reposition and reduce the size of the areola-the dark skin surrounding the nipple – which may have stretched or drooped. Breast size does not change after breast lift surgery, nor does the fullness or roundness in the upper part of the breasts. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction and breast lift. The best candidates for breast lift are women whose breasts meet some or all of the following conditions:
- Breasts sag
- Breasts have lost shape or volume
- Breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous (hanging)
- Breast skin and/or areola is stretched
- Nipples or areolas point downward
- Nipples or areolas are located in the breast crease when breasts are unsupported
- One breast is lower than the other
- Maintain a stable weight
- Are generally healthy
- Do not smoke
- Discuss realistic goals with their plastic surgeon
Breast Lift Techniques
At your initial consultation, our plastic surgeons will help you decide if breast lift, breast lift with implants, or breast augmentation with implants would be most effective in restoring your bustline. Several surgical breast lift methods may be used to perform this operation. The different techniques all involve nipple repositioning, skin excision and tightening of the area. Scarring is inevitable; however, the less sagging there is, the less tucking and tightening will be required, and therefore, the shorter the breast lift scars. Our cosmetic surgeons will make every effort to make any residual scarring as minimal and as discreet as possible. Recovery from breast lift surgery is typically rapid. Our plastic surgeons’ care and expertise in performing this and other cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures explain why Peer Group is the top choice for aesthetic and cosmetic surgery.