Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure meant to correct the sagging or drooping of the breasts to give them a youthful appearance. In recent years, the popularity of breast lifts has increased significantly; in fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that this procedure has grown 70% since 2000, and now outpaces breast augmentation two to one.
If you’re considering getting a breast lift, take a look at this guide to determine if this procedure is something that might benefit you.
Your Breasts Are Sagging
Sagging is the loss of shape and volume on the breast. If your breasts are sagging, they will appear flat and long.
Breast sagging is caused by a loss of elasticity in the skin combined with the gravitational pull on the breasts. There are countless reasons why breasts sag, but the most common reasons for sagging are pregnancy, weight loss or gain, gravity, and aging.
A breast lift can improve the appearance of sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the muscle tissue around the breast to keep the best position higher on the chest. It can make the breasts look shapely and youthful.
Your Nipples and Areola Point Downward
The position of your nipples and areola can indicate misshapen breasts. This imperfect shape can be due to sagging and can result from a loss of elasticity in the skin or congenital issues such as tuberous breasts.
Regardless of the cause, a breast lift can help by improving the position of the breast.
Your Breasts are Uneven
Asymmetrical breasts are widespread and affect more than half of all women. There are countless reasons why your breasts might be uneven, such as hormonal issues, puberty, and trauma. Luckily a breast lift can correct many cases of breast asymmetry.
Book a Consultation to Learn More
If you’re considering a breast lift or any other best enhancement procedure, book a consultation with Renaissance Plastic Surgery to learn more. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience with breast lifts and other breast enhancement procedures. They are happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with us in our St. Louis office.