Is it a Lift You Need?

Breast lift surgery isn’t the procedure that typically gets all the attention. When we talk about ways to enhance the appearance of the breasts, it’s usually augmentation techniques with implants that are discussed. While breast lift surgery may not seem like the hot topic of the day, there’s a lot this procedure can do to restore a hot body. Might a breast lift be just what you need?

If you were to listen to the general conversation about breasts, you’d presume that breast changes are largely attributed to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Make no mistake, these events do alter the breasts. However, they aren’t the only ones. A woman who has never had children is still likely to encounter breast sag simply because her body will age. Weight fluctuations, as well, can initially cause breasts to enlarge and then to deflate. Because the breasts lose volume and shape over time, breast lift surgery could make sense for just about every women at some point.

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

If you’re noticing that your breasts don’t look like they used to, you may be a great candidate for a breast lift. Your initial step needs to be to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. The following questions may help you recognize when the time is right to schedule your appointment with us.

  • Where do your nipples point? Downward-facing dog may be a cool yoga pose; downward-facing nipples aren’t cool at all. And yet, this is a common problem that women face when the skin at the base of their breasts loosens and tugs on the nipples. If you’d like your nipples to project forward as they did years ago, a breast lift can achieve this goal.
  • Where are your nipples positioned? There is a natural crease below the breasts. As breasts start to sag, this crease becomes more obvious. Significant sagging can result in the nipples falling below the crease, making them appear quite droopy. Breast lift surgery repositions breast tissue and trims excess skin so tissue is held more upright. As a result, the nipples sit above the breast crease as they once did.
  • Are your breasts round and symmetrical? Breast sag can alter the actual shape of the breasts, making them appear tubular and long. With proper technique, which may include a lift and breast implants, this problem can be corrected.

Learn more about breast lift surgery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Altamira.

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