Breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure that can effectively address sagging or drooping breasts that damage your youthful appearance. Aging, breastfeeding, pregnancy and weight loss are among the major factors that cause the breasts to sag. Mastopexy will help you regain the firmness of the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. However, it cannot significantly increase the volume of the breasts. To increase breast volume, you need to consider breast augmentation.
Breast Lift Surgery for an Improved Bust Line
Breast lift surgery can give you a new look, removing the concerns you have about your sagging breasts that have lost shape and volume. It is an ideal procedure if you have conditions such as areolas and nipples pointing downward, asymmetric breasts, enlarged areolas and stretched skin. The important thing is that you should be physically healthy, should not smoke and have a stable body weight. You should also maintain realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure.
Breast lift is provided utilizing various types of incisions. The choice of incision depends on certain factors such as your breast shape and size, the position and size of your areolas, the extent of sagging, amount of extra skin and the quality/elasticity of the skin. To provide the best results for patients, reputable plastic surgeons utilize innovative mastopexy techniques such as ‘anchor’ or ‘inverted-T’ mastopexy, vertical breast lift and others. Sometimes breast augmentation is provided along with breast lift for more attractive and fuller breasts.
The procedure is of 1 – 2 hours duration. Minimal procedural time, minimal pain/risk/complications and short downtime and recovery period add to the popularity of this procedure.
Things to Keep in Mind when Going for Breast Lift Surgery
There are certain things you should keep in mind when going for breast lift surgery. During the procedure, medications are given to ensure patient comfort. Your plastic surgeon will recommend the most appropriate choice, whether intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. If you are on medications or are facing some medical issues, discuss this with your plastic surgeon and do not hesitate to do so. Discuss your specific aesthetic goals with your surgeon. The surgeon will help you make an informed decision. He/she would also help in determining whether this breast surgery is a good option for you.
If you are concerned with the unevenness, flatness or sagging of your breasts, breast lift surgery is your practical option. Find a reliable plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with and ensure that the plastic surgery facility where you plan to have the procedure is well-equipped with the latest technology.