Breasts are not just part of the body. They are a symbol of sexuality and femininity and, oftentimes, are also a symbol and reference towards our age. As we age, our skin tends to sag and lose its elasticity, causing our breasts to droop. Having sagging breasts at a young age can add years to our appearance in the same way premature fine lines and wrinkles can. Let’s take a look into how you know it’s time for you to consider a breast lift.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a surgical cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin in the chest to lift the breasts to a higher position that better compliments the patient’s frame. During a breast lift, Dr. Vu makes precise and discrete incisions underneath the breast and around the areola. He removes excess skin from the area and reshapes the breast tissue to better match your aesthetic goals. After the swelling and bruising subside post-surgery, patients are left with beautifully lifted, shapelier breasts.
How Do I Know If I Need a Breast Lift?
There are many different ways to know if you should consider a breast lift, including:
Your Nipples Point Down
Many patients come into our office considering a breast lift when they notice their nipples are too low in comparison to the rest of the breast. Downward pointing nipples are a common problem with sagging breasts. If you’re unhappy with your nipples starting close to the natural fold of your breast, a breast lift may be a good solution.
You Have a lot of Loose Skin
While breasts tend to sag with age, they also tend to sag when we lose a significant amount of weight. Any way in which the skin stretches beyond repair can cause the breasts to droop and nipples to point downward. A breast lift removes this excess stretched skin for a perkier appearance.
You Lost Some Volume Towards the Top
Like having a lot of loose skin, our breast volume varies with age and weight fluctuation. As we age or when we lose weight, we tend to lose volume in the top portion of the breasts, making them appear droopier and saggier. While breast augmentation may add lost volume back into the breasts, a breast lift will help you achieve a naturally lifted look.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
If you would like to achieve more lifted and firm breasts and are in general good health, a breast lift may be right for you. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vu. He’ll evaluate your breasts, listen to your concerns and develop a fully personalized treatment plan based on your budget, lifestyle and aesthetic goals.
Contact us today to learn more about how you can benefit from a breast lift or other cosmetic procedures offered by Dr. Vu.