Like many other areas of the body, the breasts begin to sag as a result of the natural aging process. These effects can be accelerated by pregnancy, breastfeeding and other factors, which motivates many women to find a way to restore the natural lift and perkiness of the breasts. A breast lift procedure can do just that, helping a woman restore her figure and her self-confidence. However, there are a few things that can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure or if you require a different solution.
What is the Breast Lift Procedure?
The breast lift procedure removes excess skin and fat from the breasts to restore their shape and lift. Breast lifts can reverse sagging that has developed over the years due to aging, pregnancy and other factors. During surgery, incisions are typically made around the areola, with some surgeries requiring additional incisions extending downward. With the incision around the nipple, it is possible to produce all of the benefits of a breast lift while also repositioning the nipple. Often times, patients with sagging breasts notice that their nipples stretch or droop downwards. During the breast lift procedure, the shape and position of the nipple can be corrected. Patients can expect a recovery time similar to most breast surgeries, which requires a week or two off of work and other normal activities.
What Makes a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Most women who would like to improve the lift of their breasts are good candidates for a breast lift. However, if you are planning any future pregnancies, it is typically best to wait until after your pregnancy to have a breast lift. Pregnancy produces significant changes in the breasts, so it is possible that these changes will undo the effects of your breast lift. Additionally, women who experience sagging in the breasts due to large breast size may be better candidates for a breast reduction.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a breast lift is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. If you are considering a breast lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu, M.D. We welcome patients from St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast and the nearby areas of Florida.