Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift is a surgical procedure to change the shape of your breasts. Excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to restore firmness and raise the breasts. It won't significantly change the size of your breasts. However, a breast lift can be done in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction.
You might choose to have a breast lift if your breasts sag or your nipples point downward. A breast lift might also boost your self-image and self-confidence.
Why it's done
Your breasts change as you get older, losing elasticity and firmness. There are several causes for these kinds of breast changes including Pregnancy which the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get fuller and heavier. Weight fluctuations can cause your breast skin to stretch and lose elasticity due to changes in your weight.
A breast lift can reduce sagging and raise the position of the nipples. The size of the areolae can also be reduced during the procedure to keep them in proportion to the newly shaped breasts.
You might consider a breast lift if one of your breasts falls lower than the other. Breasts sag and lost its shape and volume. When your breasts are unsupported, your nipples fall below your breast creases and your areolae have stretched out of proportion to your breasts an point downward. Breast lift can be done on breasts of any size, women with smaller sagging breasts will likely have longer lasting results. Larger breasts are heavier, which makes them more likely to sag again.
A breast lift isn't for everyone. If you're considering pregnancy at any point in the future, you might delay getting a breast lift. During pregnancy your breasts could stretch and offset the results of the lift.
Breast-feeding is a consideration as well. Although breast-feeding is usually possible after a breast lift — since the nipples aren't separated from the underlying breast tissue — some women might have difficulty producing enough milk.