What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Have your breasts lost their youthful appearance and started to sag? Women who feel self-conscious about their sagging breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, or natural aging can greatly benefit from a breast lift.

What is a Breast Lift?

Breast lifts are popular plastic surgery procedures that can improve the shape of sagging breasts. This surgical procedure can be customized to each women?s desired look based on skin quality, breast shape, size, and the severity of breast sagging. At North Valley Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon can perform your breast lift with one of four different incision techniques: anchor, donut, lollipop, or crescent lift. Excess breast skin will be trimmed away and the breast tissue will be repositioned for an elevated look.

Although this procedure does not enhance the size of your breasts, the lifting effect can improve the appearance of both the shape and size of the breasts with a rounded contour. A breast lift is also commonly performed with a breast augmentation for greater breast enhancement. It is also part of the mommy makeover procedure for women wanting a full-body makeover after pregnancy.

Reasons to Get a Breast Lift

Patients may consider a breast lift procedure for the following reasons:

Lift Sagging Breasts

The main reason to receive this surgery is to lift breasts that have started to sag. Breastfeeding, weight change, and natural aging can all stretch the skin and cause a loss of volume, creating a deflated or saggy look.

Regain Youthful Appearance

Perky, rounded breasts are often associated with femininity and youthfulness. Sagging breasts can make women look and feel older than they really are so a breast lift is the perfect option to reposition the breasts higher on the chest and improve their shape.

Reposition the Nipple

When breasts sag, so do the nipples and this can create a downturned appearance that is not aesthetically pleasing. Part of breast lift surgery is repositioning the nipple to its natural location where it fits proportionately in the center of the breasts and points outward.

Relieve Skin Irritation

Breasts that sag significantly and rest on the upper abdomen can irritate the skin underneath the breast folds and tissue. Over time, the consistent rubbing of sagging breasts against the chest and abdomen can cause rashes and painful chafing that could turn into an infection. By removing excess skin and lifting the breasts during this procedure, skin irritation is eliminated.

Improve Self-Confidence

The emotional benefits and sense of self-confidence that comes from this procedure is just as important as the health benefits! Lifted breasts and a more youthful contour can help women of all ages regain their self-confidence and be more social without worry of their physical appearance.

Schedule a Consultation for a Breast Lift

If you feel self-conscious about your drooping breasts, consider a breast lift at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery. Schedule a consultation today and the doctors at NVCS will discuss your concerns and assess your condition to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.