A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes, including loss of skin elasticity, can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging and gravity. Heredity may also be a factor, and a woman in her teens may experience loose, sagging breast tissue.
f you desire to restore the firmness and shape of your breasts, then a breast life may be right for you. In general, a breast lift will raise and firm the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple) has become enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. This procedure also rejuvenates the female figure with a breast profile that is more youthful, uplifted and firm.
Technically called a mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgery to uplift and improve the shape of a female breast that:
- Sags or is pendulous but is proportionate with the body frame
- Has lost firmness and skin elasticity
- Has a flatter, elongated shape
- When unsupported the nipple falls below the breast crease
- Has a nipple and areola that point downward
- Has stretched skin and an enlarged areola
While a breast lift does not generally affect breast function, women who are planning future pregnancies should disclose this information. The changes that occur in the breasts during pregnancy can minimize or reverse the improvement a breast lift provides. Likewise, plans for significant weight loss should also be discussed. The appropriate technique for your breast lift will be determined based on:
- Breast size and shape
- The size and position of the areola
- The degree of breast sagging
- Skin quality and skin elasticity, as well as the amount of extra skin