When you think of breast surgery, you likely think of implants. While breast augmentation is a good choice for many women, it is not right for everyone. Some women may benefit from a mastopexy, which is also known as a breast lift. This surgery is designed to restore a more youthful shape to the breasts. There are plenty of reasons why you may need this procedure.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Have Changed the Shape of Your Breasts
During pregnancy, your breasts can grow significantly. This can “stretch out” the ligaments, which leads to sagging once you are no longer pregnant. Even women who do not breastfeed can have significant sagging. If you do breastfeed, the size of your breasts change dramatically over and over, further causing damage to the ligaments. If you are unhappy with how your postpartum chest is looking, a breast lift may be right for you.
You Have Lost a Significant Amount of Weight
Losing weight can be great for your self-esteem, but it can also have unintended side effects. Like with pregnancy, weight fluctuations can reduce skin elasticity in your breasts, making them more likely to sag. If you find yourself not as satisfied with your body as you thought you’d be due to your breasts, consider a breast lift.
Gravity Has Started to Take a Toll
Sagging skin is an unfortunate part of life all over the body due to gravity. The pressure of gravity can cause your breast ligaments to stretch out and sag. Nipples can begin to point downward as a result of gravity as well. If you would like to restore a more youthful appearance to your breasts, a lift may be right for you.
You’ve Never Liked the Shape of Your Breasts
For some women, their nipples have always been lower than they would like. It is also possible that one breast hangs significantly lower than the other. If either of these situations sounds like yours, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment.
For many women, having both augmentation and a lift done is ideal. It is important to keep in mind that a lift can help restore the shape of your breasts, but it cannot add volume. On the other hand, breast implants can add fullness but do very little to correct sagging. An evaluation of your chest and aesthetic desires will be done to help determine if one, or both, of these surgical procedures are right for you.