Simple Steps to Decide if a Breast Lift is Right for You

young sexy woman in red bra, gesturing hushWhile some women know for certain they are unhappy with the look of their overly large and sagging breasts, you may be at a stage of uncertainty. There is an easy answer before you decide to proceed with a breast lift. One of our six, experienced UMass board-certified UMass Memorial cosmetic surgeons can guide you through the right decision based on your personal needs.

Why You May Be Annoyed With Your Breasts

The reasons you may be feeling very self-conscious about the appearance of your large and sagging breasts are very personal. Your reason for a lift may be aesthetic – or – your breast may be making you uncomfortable.

Aesthetic problems:

  • Post-pregnancy sagging
  • Post-breastfeeding deflation
  • Aging
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Heredity
  • Gravity

Physical problems:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Menstrual discomfort

Because your breasts change as you age and go through childbirth, they naturally lose their firmness and shape due to a loss of skin elasticity. A breast reduction and lift may be the best remedy for these symptoms, while at the same time returning your bosom to its former, youthful appearance.

Breast Lift Procedure Basics

In addition to reducing your breasts to a natural, feminine look, it may also be advisable to reposition the nipples and areola for a new and enhanced look.

Procedure basics:

  • Measurements of the breast and torso will determine the degree of lift required
  • A pattern is drawn on the breast to outline the target area of reduction and lift
  • The internal breast tissue is then reduced and molded into an acceptable size and shape
  • If the nipple is enlarged because of the size of the breast, its size will also be reduced.
  • A small implant can be inserted as extra support and shape to the breast

Breast Lift Expectations

There is no such thing as a woman having breasts that are perfect. Make sure you discuss with your doctor what you perceive to be an aesthetically pleasing breast.

Reasonable expectations after a breast lift:

  • Shape of breasts
  • Balance of breasts
  • Proportionality of breasts to chest and shoulders

Our goal is to help you improve your breast symmetry and regain a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

You Can Get Your Breasts Lifted

If you think you’re a candidate for a breast lift, schedule a consultation at UMass Memorial by calling 508-334-5990. Check out our other popular aesthetic treatments, such as liposuction and tummy tuck.

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