Women’s breasts come in different shapes and sizes. From small to larger and uneven nipples to inverted nipples This variation is what makes each of us distinctive. While some believe breasts must look 100% symmetrical, the truth is they often aren’t. It’s common for one breast to differ slightly from the other.
Unsure If You Need a Breast Lift?
It’s perfectly normal for breasts to change in appearance over time. Weight fluctuations, ageing, or other factors can cause breasts to droop or sag. Some women opt for cosmetic surgery like a breast lift to refresh their look. A mastopexy, or breast uplift, can completely rejuvenate the shape and position of the breasts. Excess skin is removed and breast tissue lifted to restore a youthful, perky profile. If you’ve noticed your breasts pointing south and feel troubled by sagging, a lift may help.
A mastopexy, or breast lift, can completely rejuvenate the shape and position of the breasts. Excess skin is removed and breast tissue lifted to restore a youthful, perky profile. If you’ve noticed your breasts pointing downward, a lift may help.
Signs To Look For to See If a Mastopexy Is Right For You
Breast Ptosis: When the breasts lose their natural shape and position on the chest wall. They can appear deflated and begin pointing downward. Ptosis can affect one or both breasts and make you feel like you should consider breast lifting.
Breast Volume Loss: Fluctuation in our weight can contribute to a deflated, saggy breast appearance. A breast lift can help reshape and lift breasts that have lost volume. Breast augmentation can also be performed at the same time as a lift to increase fullness, if desired.
Nipples Sit Below Breast Fold: When nipples fall below the crease underneath the breast, this can signify excess stretched skin and tissue. A breast lift would remove loose skin and lift the nipple into a more forward position.
Uneven Breasts: If one breast sags lower than the other or they are different sizes, a breast lift can even things out. The procedure lifts the breast tissue itself, so asymmetry issues can be corrected.
Stretched Areolas: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can often cause areolas (the pigmented area around the nipple) to become overly large and stretched out. A breast lift will remove excess skin around the areola to resize and reshape it.
Benefits of Breast Lift
Underbreast Rashes: A breast lift eliminates loose, hanging skin underneath the breast that causes irritating moisture, chafing, and rashes. Raising the skin allows for improved air circulation.
Back, neck, or shoulder pain: Sagging breasts with excessive weight can strain the upper back, neck, and shoulders. A lift reduces this discomfort by supporting the breasts and improving posture.
Difficulty Finding Proper Undergarments: Due to shifting breast tissue, those with severe ptosis may struggle to find bras that offer proper support and coverage. A lift can allow for better-fitting undergarments.
Exercise Constraints: Some women with extremely heavy, pendulous breasts cannot participate in their desired sports and activities. A lift can offer relief by lightening the load.
Undesirable Cleavage: Extra skin along the middle of the chest can create undesirable cleavage lines. Breast lifting can remove loose skin for better cleavage aesthetics.
The Ideal Breast Lift Candidate
The best candidates are in overall good health with no medical issues that could affect the healing process. Candidates should also have realistic expectations about the procedure. Schedule a consultation with a board certified surgeon so he/she can do a physical exam and help determine if a breast lift would achieve your cosmetic goals. Be sure to discuss your medical history to determine the best surgical approach.
If you are troubled by sagging breasts, know that you have options to consider. With an experienced surgeon, a customised mastopexy can help you feel comfortable, confident, and satisfied.