If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight or had children, chances are that you’ve noticed your breasts have undergone a transformation. Breasts can lose volume as a result of weight loss/gain, hormonal changes, aging, and breastfeeding. Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts may be interested in undergoing a breast lift procedure.
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that corrects issues associated with droopiness. A breast lift is different from a breast augmentation because often no implants are added; instead, the breasts are repositioned so that they appear higher on the chest. Patients may choose to add implants to the procedure because sometimes the breast can appear smaller after lift due to its tightening effect on the tissue.
You may be a good candidate for a breast lift procedure if you’ve noticed any of the following:
- Your breasts have lost volume over the years
- Your breasts have lost volume after breastfeeding
- Your nipples are positioned below the breast fold
- Your nipples are pointed downward instead of straight out
- You have enlarged areolas
- Your breasts are asymmetrical, in that one breast is lower than the other
The breast lift is accomplished by removing excess skin, re-positioning the nipple above the breast fold, and tightening any tissue to accomplish a younger, perkier appearance. Most incisions are placed around the areola and underneath the breast fold, as this allows the plastic surgeon to access the breast tissue. Women with mild droopiness may not need as many incisions as women with more significant droopiness. If you’re concerned about the appearance of scars, you can talk to your plastic surgeon about scar treatments after breast lift surgery.
Want to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for a breast lift surgery? Schedule a consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Bryan J Correa, MD at Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, Texas. Dr. Correa specializes in breast lift surgeries, and can help you achieve younger-looking breasts.
Correa Plastic Surgery serves the greater Houston area.