The breasts undergo changes over time, which might include alterations to their size, shape and position on the breast. These changes can impact your self-confidence and make you look older than your feel. If you are unhappy with the changes you have seen to your body contour, perhaps a breast lift is the right solution for you. There are a number of potential benefits associated with breast lift surgery today.
Restoring a Youthful Body Profile
Sagging breasts, a common problem after pregnancy and breastfeeding, can give an aged look to your body. The problem can also lead to skin irritation if there is too much skin friction in the breast crease due to heavy, hanging breasts. A breast lift or mastopexy can restore your breasts to their youthful position on the chest and give you a more youthful body profile overall.
Bringing Proportion Back to the Breasts and Buttocks
When breasts begin to droop, the entire proportion of the body’s curves can be thrown off. Reversing the sag can bring proportion back to the body, particularly between the breasts and the buttocks. This newly balance proportion can make a difference in how you look, how you feel and how your clothing fits.
When your breasts start to sag, the changes to your appearance can directly impact your self-confidence. You may start dressing differently in an effort to hide the changes to your breasts. You may even stop wearing some types of clothing, such as bathing suits, completely. These changes can even prevent you from participating in activities you once enjoyed, due to embarrassment about your appearance. A breast lift can help restore your self-confidence and make you look forward to wearing those figure-hugging fashions once again.
Ability to Change the Size of the Breasts at the Same Time
A breast lift is primarily used to change the position of the breasts, not their size. However, you can opt to have breast augmentation or breast reduction at the same time as your breast lift to further enhance your results. Because the procedures can be performed together, you only have to worry about one dose of anesthesia and one recovery period.
Breast augmentation typically uses synthetic implants to create size and fullness to the breasts. Implants come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and materials, allowing us to customize your breast augmentation to your specific needs and desired results.
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess skin and tissue. Liposuction may also be used during the procedure to eliminate isolated areas of fat that are interfering with your breast contour. Breast reduction can do more than change the look of the breasts; it can also eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like back and shoulder pain that frequently come with large, heavy breasts.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, perhaps now is the right time to do something about it. Breast lifts are usually recommended for women that are finished having children, since pregnancy can alter the results. The procedure may be performed alone or in conjunction with other breast procedures, a tummy tuck or other types of body contouring. Dr. Sherman performs breast procedures on an outpatient basis in most cases and patients can usually return to regular activities within 1-2 weeks.
To learn more about your options in breast lift surgery, contact Dr. Sherman’s Manhattan office today at (212) 535-2300.