There are a myriad of benefits to breast lift surgery– restoring youthfulness and fullness to the breasts, increasing firmness and reducing sagging, and rejuvenating your natural, glowing confidence. To get the best results, it’s important to meet some requirements for your breast lift procedure. As you plan your consultation with your plastic surgeon, here are some things to keep in mind about good breast lift candidates.


Common Age Group for Breast Lift

Women between the ages of 40 and 70 make up the majority of breast lift surgery candidates – many of these women tend to have looser skin in the breast area, resulting in breasts that sag below the natural breast crease. Loss of tightness in this area is exacerbated by heavier breast tissue, which in some cases can cause the nipple to point downward. If you find yourself unhappy with the appearance of your breasts or excessive sagging, you’re not alone. Dissatisfaction with breast sagging is not an uncommon occurrence among women. Luckily, most women in this age group retain a degree of skin elasticity in the breast area– which helps with achieving the most ideal outcome and creating fuller, tighter, more youthful-looking breasts.

Pregnancy and Weight Loss

Many women tend to accumulate bulk in the breast area during periods of major weight gain and loss, including during pregnancies, childbirth, and breastfeeding. These changes can cause looseness in the breast area and subsequently sagging, pendulous breasts– making the breast lift a common part of mommy makeover procedures. If you’re finished with breastfeeding and childbearing and are near your ideal weight, a breast lift may be the best option to restore your figure. Future pregnancies or major weight fluctuations can negatively affect your results, meaning it’s important to have healthy lifestyle choices in place.

Health Requirements

During your consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, your overall health will be assessed in addition to your skin condition, laxity, and breast tissue. The best candidates will be at or near their ideal weight, finished with breastfeeding and childbearing, and non-smokers or committed to non-smoking. When searching for the perfect cosmetic surgery team for your procedure, it’s important to be selective– your body is unique, so your care should be personalized to your needs. Breast lift procedures in particular can be performed using a variety of incision techniques depending on your anatomy. Your cosmetic surgeon should be familiar with all of these, in addition to a comprehensive recovery plan tailored to you.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Dallas Homas and Dr. Lisa Brostrom at New Image Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas are dedicated to providing decades of experience and expertise to provide first-class service and outcomes for breast lift procedures. To meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons and learn more about your options, we invite you to contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

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