There are several factors that come into play with the breasts that cause them to lose their natural contour including pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain, breastfeeding, gravity and aging. A breast uplift procedure can restore your breast to their original, youthful appearance. If you’re considering a breast lift the following information will help.
A breast lift addresses uneven, sagging breasts, drooping nipples, stretched areolas and decreased breast volume, lifting the breasts and creating a youthful shape. If there’s too much or too little breast volume, the cosmetic surgeon might recommend a breast reduction or augmentation in addition to an uplift. Thousands of women a year undergo successful breast lift surgery, experiencing no significant issues and end up highly pleased with the end results. In most cases, the procedure takes between 1 to 3 hours to complete under general anaesthesia. In some cases the procedure will take longer including if breast augmentation is being carried out as well.
When to Consider a Breast Lift
- The breasts are small and you’re not happy with the size.
- The breasts aren’t equal in size.
- The breasts lack firmness or substance.
- The tissue surrounding the areola or nipple is stretched out.
- If your cosmetic surgeon feels that breast implants alone won’t be able to achieve the contour you’re hoping for.
- The nipples and areolas point downward, particularly when they fall below the breast crease.
- The breasts look different from each other with an example being that one may appear well positioned and firm and with other doesn’t.
The most common reasons that women have uplift surgery is to deal with the side effects (sagging, etc.) of pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal ageing, and heredity have taken a toll on the shape of the breasts.
Benefits include improved breast shape, symmetry and projection with the end result being a younger looking appearance, you’ll look better, both in and out of your clothes and experience a boost of self confidence.
If you’re in good health, have realistic expectations and a positive attitude, you’re probably a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure. As far as the reasons behind having the surgery, if you’re unhappy with the shape of your breasts, especially where sagging is concerned, a breast uplift can make all the difference in the world. In addition, the cosmetic surgeon you choose to work with may suggest combining breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery along with the lift, add on procedures that might be necessary when it comes to achieving your goals.
It’s important that you decide on your surgeon depending on their education, training, experience, and certification and last but not least, how comfortable you feel with them. After finding a board certified cosmetic surgeon that you’re happy with, you’ll need to set up a consultation where you’ll find out about all of your options and what to expect from start to finish.