Many women see their breasts as a symbol of confidence and femininity that affects their overall image. However, certain experiences and aging can take a toll on the appearance of your breasts.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that corrects breast sagging and lack of elasticity by raising the breasts. This procedure can also eliminate excess skin and reposition the nipple-areola to create beautiful and youthful breasts.
While some degree of breast ptosis is expected for all women, some situations can increase your chances of developing significant, unwanted sagging.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Pregnancy and nursing often lead to significant changes in the breasts. During your pregnancy, your entire body changes and adjusts to your growing baby.
With the change in hormone levels and the production of milk, your breasts will likely increase one to two cup sizes until you are no longer breastfeeding.
Once your breasts return to their pre-breastfeeding volume, you may be left with excess skin as a result of your temporarily enlarged breasts.
Depending on your skin elasticity and genetics, this excess skin may or may not bounce back. If it doesn’t, you may experience breast sagging and a deflated breast appearance.
Breast lift surgery can address the excess skin and, in combination with a breast augmentation, can restore any lost volume.
Similar to the effects of pregnancy, losing a significant amount of weight can also affect the appearance of the breasts. When you lose weight, you may find that your skin may not be able to retract as easily as it stretched.
The only way to rid yourself of the excess skin is through breast lift surgery. Weight loss patients can combine a breast lift and a breast augmentation to recapture their initial breast size while obtaining a brand new breast shape.
Aging and Gravity
Here is a sad truth: as we age, every body part eventually begins to droop, sag, and shift. Although we try to postpone these effects, heredity and gravity are difficult opponents. For many women, keeping their breasts at their desired shape feels like an unwinnable battle as skin quality and elasticity break down. A breast lift is the only option for women of any age to significantly enhance their breast shape.
What Are My Lift Options?
Dr. Hochstein offers several breast lift incision options depending on your degree of breast ptosis. Ranging from a minimal incision to a traditional lift, Dr. Hochstein will be able to help you reach your desired appearance.
If you are struggling with the change in your breasts or would like to know the cost of a breast lift procedure, contact Dr. Hochstein today at (305) 931-3338, or schedule a consultation online today!