How Do You Know If You Need a Breast Lift?

There are several different types of cosmetic breast surgery. If you’d like to change something about your breasts, it can be hard to know which procedure will offer the results you want. Here are a few things to consider when determining if getting a breast lift is the right decision.

Sagging Skin

Your breast appearance can change a lot over the course of your life. It’s very common for the skin on your breasts to lose elasticity and droop.

Breast sagging is most commonly caused by the effects of time and gravity. However, it can happen for a number of other reasons too, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Having large, heavy breasts
  • Overexposure to the sun’s rays that degrade collagen and elastin in skin
  • Smoking

Breast sagging is a common thing that nearly every woman will experience. If you’re bothered by sagging, medically known as ptosis, a breast lift may be ideal. It removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to raise breast position.

Nipple Position

Low nipple position often goes hand in hand with breast sagging. You may notice that your nipples point downward or fall below your breast crease.

A breast lift is a great solution to this cosmetic concern. The procedure will reposition your nipples for a more flattering and proportionate look.

Areola Size

Areola appearance can also change over time. The hormones that your body produces during pregnancy can significantly alter the way that your areolas look. And since your areolas are part of your skin, they can stretch with weight gain.

Areola reduction is often part of a breast lift. It can restore your areolas to their previous size.

Breast Volume

A breast lift will not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you’re happy with your breast size, then you don’t need to worry about this. However, you may choose to combine your breast lift with a breast reduction or breast augmentation to achieve the size change you desire.

Schedule a Complimentary Breast Lift Consultation in Tampa Bay

A consultation is the easiest way to learn whether breast lift surgery is the right fit for you. Call 813-971-2000 to schedule a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves patients from across Florida including Tampa Bay.

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