Age, breastfeeding, weight change, and the inescapable effects of gravity can all have an impact on your breasts. These factors can lead to sagging, loss of shape, deflation, or an uneven appearance. However, you don’t have to resign yourself to a look that you dislike. A breast lift can restore a more symmetrical, perky, and youthful appearance to your breasts’ size and shape.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is outpatient, cosmetic surgery in which excess, stretched skin is removed, and the breast is tightened and recontoured. The nipple and areola are also repositioned higher on the breast.

What Can a Breast Lift Do for You?

A breast lift can resolve many aesthetic concerns, such as:

  • Downward-pointing nipples and areolas.
  • Breasts that are each a different size and shape.
  • Breasts that are too soft.
  • Breasts that are pendulous.
  • Loose breast skin.

What Type of Breast Lift Is Right for You?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all breast lift that addresses the same issues and produces the same results. You and your surgeon will discuss the best type of lift for your desired results.

The Crescent Lift

This procedure utilizes a crescent-shaped incision above the top half of the areola. A crescent lift is used for minimal sagging.

The Lollipop Lift

The lollipop implements a circular cut that’s made around the areola, along with a vertical incision that extends from the areola to the location where the breast and torso meet. This procedure addresses a moderate amount of sagging.

Anchor Lift

The anchor lift addresses severe sagging by implementing extensive reshaping. It’s done with three T-shaped incisions. This lift used in tandem with breast reduction surgery.

Preparing for Breast Lift Surgery

The anticipation of surgery can be unnerving, but being prepared can give you peace of mind before your procedure. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to follow before your breast lift surgery.

  • Stop using tobacco and alcohol.
  • Cut out all blood thinners and medications containing aspirin. This may include supplements such as herbs and vitamins. Your doctor will provide an extensive list of medications to avoid pre-surgery.
  • If you are over 40, have a mammogram.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after your breast lift.

What to Do After Surgery

Post-surgery self-care is a vital part of helping your breasts heal and look their best.

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Shower anytime after 48 hours have passed.
  • Apply ice every hour for 20 minutes for pain relief.
  • Forego exertion such as pushing, lifting, or other strenuous activities.

Schedule a Consultation

Tired of shapeless or saggy breasts? Excited to have a new look? Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Dallas Homas and Dr. Lisa Brostrom of New Image Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas, are experts in breast lifts who will skillfully refresh your look and boost your confidence. Call 210-988-9819 or fill out an online form to schedule a consultation, and get ready to be transformed!

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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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