Are you starting to see signs of droopy breasts? Are your nipples pointing downward? You may be wondering whether you need breast lift surgery.
For some women, self-confidence is closer to reaching its peak when the body figure is balanced and aesthetically pleasing. But what exactly is an aesthetic goal? And how do women know if they need a breast lift?
What is a breast lift and what will it do?
A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that raises and shapes sagging breasts. It can improve the position and projection of your breasts, giving them a more firm, more youthful shape, and appearance. During the procedure, excess skin will be removed from the breast area to help recontour breasts that have changed due to weight loss or pregnancy.
After a successful procedure, the overall size of your breasts won’t change but they should be slightly firmer and higher up on your body (it might feel like you have better posture!). Many women also report feeling more confident in their own bodies after getting the procedure done.
In addition to restoring lost volume and lifting the breasts into their ideal position, a breast lift can also improve confidence by creating a more youthful appearance. It’s especially helpful for women who have had children or have experienced dramatic weight loss, but it can be beneficial for anyone who isn’t happy with their current breast size or shape.
Are you a good candidate for a breast lift?
Are you a good candidate? It’s important to properly assess whether or not a breast lift is the right option for you, and there are several factors to consider before taking the plunge.
First and foremost, you should determine if you have realistic expectations of what a mastopexy can do for your shape. The procedure will improve the shape and position of your breasts and make them look more youthful – but only if the skin does not appear stretched or wrinkled before surgery. Additionally, if your nipples droop below the fold of your breast, then a mastopexy can raise them to a more attractive level.
In addition to this physical assessment, it’s important to consider how much time you’re willing to devote to recovery. The best results come when patients take time off from their daily activity as recommended by their doctor in order to give themselves sufficient downtime for healing. Patients who don’t follow post-operative care may end up with less-than-ideal results or experience complications down the line so it’s essential that they treat recovery with utmost importance!
4 ways you could benefit from a breast lift
1. Are your breasts saggy or droopy? If so, you could benefit from a mastopexy. Over time, the skin on your breasts can start to stretch due to age and hormonal changes. When this happens, gravity takes over and can cause the breasts to shift downward and become loose or droopy. A breast lift procedure is designed to help tighten the skin around your breasts and reposition them higher up on the chest for a more youthful appearance.
2. Is there excess skin? If you have large amounts of extra skin on your breasts, then you may benefit from mastopexy. This extra skin can sometimes hide the contours of your breasts making them appear flat or deflated. A breast lift helps get rid of this excess skin while also raising the nipple higher up on the chest wall for a better appearance overall.
3. Do your nipples point down towards the floor when viewed from in front or sides? As women age, gravity pulls our nipples downward making them less visible and pointing downwards instead of straight outwards or slightly up like when we’re younger. A breast lift will raise the nipple back up so it is centered and stands away from the body more prominently.
4. Do you have weak breast supports (known as tissue)? As we age, our bodies lose fat thus leading to weaker support for our breasts which can cause them to hang lower down than normal resulting in an aged appearance that some women wish could improve with cosmetic treatments such as a mastopexy which helps tighten up underlying tissues providing supporting structure beneath each individual’s breast shape specifically tailored per each patient’s needs at hand!
How To Tell If You Need A Breast Lift
Knowing if you need a breast lift is an important decision. A consultation with your doctor is the best way to tell if you are a candidate for this procedure, but there are some signs that may indicate it’s time to consider one.
First, take notice of changes in the appearance of your breasts. If they have started to sag or become misshapen, then a mastopexy may be in order. You may also have wrinkles and creases around the breasts or down the center of your chest. These are all indications of tissue laxity which can be corrected with a breast lift.
You should also pay attention to how your nipples and areolas appear when wearing certain clothes like tops or dresses and whether they’d droop or point downward in clothing. Additionally, many women look for the location of their nipples when standing, as this will give an indication of how much sagging is occurring in the breasts over time.
If any of these indicators point towards needing a breast lift surgery, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional such as a plastic surgeon who can diagnose whether this is necessary or not during an examination.
What about scarring after the procedure?
One concern many women have when considering a breast lift is scarring. The amount of scarring depends on the type of procedure you’re having and how much tissue needs to be removed. The good news is that the incision pattern and technique used can minimize your visible scarring after a mastopexy. If you are worried about scarring, it’s important to discuss this with your board-certified plastic surgeon during the consultation.
During the procedure, the plastic surgeon may use well-concealed incisions or certain types of advanced stitching techniques called sutures to reduce the risk of visible scars after surgery. It’s also beneficial for post-surgical management to use chemical peels or scar creams that can lighten the color of existing scars over time. Finally, after the surgery, many patients will opt to wear compression garments or special bras designed for healing and reconstruction in order to minimize swelling and help limit any future scarring from occurring.