Do you often feel as if one breast is larger than the other? If having one perky and droopy breast is a constant problem you have to live with, why not change things?
More women have asymmetrical breasts than you’d imagine. If your problem is especially pronounced, a breast lift could restore the appearance that might have been lost with time, giving birth, or other changes to your body.
Breast Lifts Can Improve the Appearance of Your Breasts
Cosmetic surgery on the breasts doesn’t always have to mean you’re trying to increase your breast size! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lifts are now twice as common as breast implants.
Procedures like a breast lift surgery can help bring symmetry to your breasts. It is also effective in restoring a youthful silhouette to your body. When your breasts start to sag, they can make your body look disproportional and much older. A breast lift surgery will help give them a more proportional, aesthetically appealing shape.
Of course, how good the results are will depend on the skill of the cosmetic surgeon performing the breast lift – so make sure you do your research and choose wisely. Taking the time to find the right person to perform the surgery can go a long way in giving you the end result you truly desire.
How a Breast Lift Surgery Works to Remove Asymmetry
It’s common for the breasts to grow and develop at different rates, resulting in asymmetry in their position, shape, or size. During a breast lift, the cosmetic surgeon works on the tissue in the breast and sculpts it to make it more shapely and to make both breasts look proportionate.
If sagging is an issue, tan incision will be made to work on the underlying supportive tissue to tighten it and help it better support the breast, lifting it visually.
Good Candidates for a Breast Lift
The procedure is effective for those who’ve experienced a loss of symmetry after pregnancy, significant fluctuations in weight, or after simply getting older. Other factors like genetics, lifestyle habits, and hormone levels may also play a role. While you may notice an increase in size after this surgery, a breast lift is not for those who want to increase the size of their breasts. It’s primarily designed to recontour the breasts to give them a better shape overall.
What to Expect During the Breast Lift Surgery
Your doctor will begin by marking the sites for incision. An anesthetic will be administered to help keep you feeling comfortable during the surgical process. Your plastic surgeon will make an incision around the areola and down to the breast crease.
These incision marks fade with time, but you can discuss the method your doctor will be using prior to the actual surgery itself. Your doctor will strategically make the incisions to limit their visibility as much as possible.
The surgeon then lifts and reshapes the breast tissue, repositions the nipple and areola, and removes any excess skin on the breasts. The sutures for this procedure are layered deep inside the breast tissue. This serves to help support the new look of your breasts from within. Skin adhesives and surgical tape, as well as external sutures, are used to close the incisions that were made.
The result is firmer, perkier looking breasts that give you a much more youthful look and contours that you’ll love!
Contact Our Office
Interested in learning more about the breast lift surgery? Contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gregory Stagnone. He is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who is ready to assist you throughout the entire process from beginning to end.