Most women are fully aware of breast augmentation surgery, but less women know about breast lift surgery, also known as “mastopexy,” which can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, or in combination with a breast augmentation or breast reduction. For our purposes, we’re going to explore a breast lift procedure by itself, and what it can do.
Women’s breast size and shape vary dramatically from person-to-person. Not only that, but a woman’s breasts may change size and shape throughout her life. Factors such as genetics, weight fluctuations, exercise, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging, all influence the size and shape of a woman’s breasts.
Dissatisfied With Your Breasts?
A large percentage of women become dissatisfied with their breasts at some point in their lives, especially after having children. Whether the causes of their disappointment are heredity, weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or gravity, the result is the same – dissatisfaction and sometimes embarrassment.
Usually, women assume their only solution is a breast augmentation, but not all women want implants, so they figure they’ll have to be unhappy with their breasts for the rest of their lives. But this is not the case! Their options may include a breast augmentation or a breast lift, or the combination of the two. For those who want to avoid implants, a breast lift may be the answer they’re looking for.
“What can a breast lift surgery do?” It changes the shape of a woman’s breasts from saggy to perky. However, a breast lift can’t do everything; it does not make the breasts larger, and it cannot change the overall shape of a breast that is badly shaped. If you’re seeking larger breasts or a fuller look, you’ll probably need implants.
What are the advantages of a breast lift?
- Changes breast shape from saggy to perky
- Breasts are lifted
- Breast tissue is remodeled
- Breasts are more full
- Breasts look more natural
- Breasts look more youthful
- Scarring is minimal after 6 to 12 months
You may have heard more about breast augmentations than breast lifts, but we assure you, breast lifts are very popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “New statistics show breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants 2-to-1.”
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To learn more about breast lifts and to explore all of your options, contact us to schedule a consultation with Board-Certified Surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky.