Aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can cause some negative body transformations, especially in the breasts. Breast tissue begins to sag (ptosis), and the breast skin loses elasticity and becomes stretched. Push-up bras and special undergarments may help “lift” the breasts into a more youthful position but only provide a temporary fix. Breast lift surgery can help a woman restore perkiness and youthful shape to her breasts. Patients can achieve long-lasting results while no longer having to feel embarrassed about their breasts underneath clothing or unveiled.
Restored Breast Tissue
As a person ages, the tissue structure of the breasts begins to change. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal changes, and menopause are common factors that cause aging changes in the breasts. The breasts lose firmness and fullness, making them unflattering to the rest of the body. Many women find it frustrating as their breasts start to appear smaller and lifeless. Breast lift surgery is designed to reposition the breast tissue so it sits above the inframammary line.
Correction of Sagging Breasts
Loss of breast tissue and skin elasticity causes the breasts to sag and droop. Women often undergo breast lift surgery to correct breast sagging and restore perky, lifted breasts. By creating an incision around the areolas or around the areolas and down the breast tissue, the skin and breast tissue can be reshaped to reverse damage caused by aging. The breasts will sit in a more youthful position while looking natural on the body.
Reduction in Areola Size
Many women are left with disproportionately large areolas often caused by weight loss or unwanted breast and nipple changes during pregnancy. During breast lift surgery, the areolas can be addressed by reducing and moving them into a more aesthetically pleasing position to create overall better breast symmetry and projection.
Larger, More Proportionate Breasts
When a woman loses breast tissue and skin elasticity, she may find that her breasts are no longer the shape and size they once were. Breast lift surgery alone cannot increase the size of the breasts. When combining breast augmentation with breast lift surgery, a woman can increase her bust size and correct poorly proportioned breasts. During a breast augmentation with a lift, excess breast tissue and skin are repositioned while saline or silicone breast implants are used to increase the breast size.
The goal of breast lift surgery is not to make the breasts look “operated on” but rather to alter them to look balanced with a natural aesthetic. Dr. Messa is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who performs breast lift surgery in a delicate manner. He personally designs an individualized surgical plan for each patient. Patients can maintain the natural look and feel of their breasts while achieving a more youthful look.
If you want to learn what breast lift surgery can help you achieve, schedule your consultation with Dr. Messa today! Contact us by calling (954) 659-7760 or by filling out our online contact form.