The effects of aging and childbirth will eventually cause changes in every woman’s ideal figure. If you are considering the option of a mastopexy (more commonly referred to as a breast lift) to correct sagging or changes in the shape of your breasts, you are in the company of most women! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 70 % of breast lift procedures are completed on women between the ages of 30 and 54.
A breast lift tightens and tones the breast tissue by removing excess skin and lifting the breast to a more natural projection. A breast lift reshapes and repositions the areola and nipple. This procedure is often done in conjunction with a breast augmentation that uses breast implants to increase the volume of the breasts.
Breast lifts have become more common in the last decade, increasing by 70% since the year 2000. A lift can rejuvenate your figure without drastically changing your breast size and may be a preferred alternative to breast augmentation for several reasons:
When may a Breast Lift be right for you?
- Your breasts sag and have lost shape and volume.
- Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape.
- When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease.
- Your nipples and areolas point downward.
- One breast is lower than the other breast.
Aging and childbirth are not the only precursors to the need for a breast lift. Weight loss may also cause unwanted sagging which can be corrected by a mastopexy. If you have excess skin or sagging due to significant weight loss, a consultation with Dr. Reynolds can help you determine if a breast lift procedure is a good option for you.
Schedule a time to meet with Dr. Reynolds at Reynolds Plastic Surgery to fully discuss the options you should consider in a mastopexy.