One of the areas of our bodies that tends to head south (literally) as well age is our breasts. Gravity of course is a culprit behind drooping, sagging breasts, and other factor and life experiences contribute. These include pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, loss of elasticity in the skin, and heredity. (Yes, if your mother breasts have noticeably lost their perk, yours might be heading for the same fate.)
While diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle can go along way to helping you keep your youthful figure in general, there’s not a lot you can do on your own to correct sagging breasts. Fortunately, there’s a procedure that can help.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure to, basically, “lift” breasts that have sagged. The result is a more youthful-looking breast—fuller, rounder, and back at the level they belong. The procedure can also reduce areolar size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple, which can get larger with age). If also want larger and firmer breasts, you can combine your breast lift with breast augmentation.
Who Can Get a Breast Lift?
A wide range of women are candidates for a breast lift. But those with breasts that are originally smaller are more likely to have a lasting result.
If you’re planning to have children, your doctor will probably recommend that you wait until after childbirth to have a breast lift. The skin on your breasts can stretch during pregnancy and nursing, which could leave breasts sagging again. If you do have a breast lift before pregnancy however, you should still be able to breast feed.
If you’re interested in a breast lift and want to learn more about how this procedure can help give you a more youthful figure, please contact us.