When it comes to the part of the body that’s quickest to give away your age, many women tend to focus on the face, neck, and hands.  However, the effects of aging, gravity, and childbirth mean that your breasts may not be getting the same kind of anti-aging care and attention.

For many women, a breast augmentation isn’t an appropriate option for the above issues simply because they don’t want to change the size of their breasts.  If you consider yourself among them, you may find better results with a breast lift.  The main goal of this surgical procedure isn’t to change your breast size; rather, it’s to change the breasts’ positioning on the chest so that they appear younger and perkier.

It’s important to note that the new positioning of the breasts may require a smaller bra size.  If you’re worried about your breasts appearing smaller, your plastic surgeon can discuss using implants to address volume issues.

Wondering how to determine if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift procedure?  Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you unhappy with the current volume of your breasts?
  • Do your breasts look hollow at the top?
  • Do your areolas appear too large for your breasts?
  • Is one breast larger or smaller than the other?

If you’ve found yourself answering yes to any of the above questions, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift procedure.  The best candidates for a breast lift procedure are nonsmokers, and those who have stopped breastfeeding for at least a year, and have realistic expectations for the procedure. You should also not plan on having children for some time; the best candidates are women who have finished building their families.

To learn more about the breast lift procedure and how they might alter the size of your breasts, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa at Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX.

Correa Plastic Surgery serves the greater Houston area.