Are You a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan
A breast lift is designed to re-shape sagging breasts and restore them to a higher, more youthful position on the chest. If you have lost a significant amount of breast volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or the effects of age, you may be an excellent candidate for a breast lift.
This page provides an overview of breast lift candidacy, but it cannot make personalized recommendations. The best way to learn whether or not a breast lift is right for you is to come into our office for a consultation. Call (888) 610-3133 today to schedule a consultation with our experienced New York City cosmetic surgeon.
What Can a Breast Lift Correct?
Breast lift surgery is capable of addressing:
- Sagging, drooping breasts (ptosis)
- Stretched breast skin
- Low and/or elongated breasts
- Breast asymmetry
- Nipples that point down
If you have one or more of these problems, a breast lift may be the ideal solution you've been looking for.
What Causes Breasts to Sag?
When you are pregnant, your breasts swell up, and the skin over them stretches to accommodate their new size. Unfortunately, once your breasts shrink back down after pregnancy, the skin may not fully retract, resulting in a loose, sagging appearance. Weight loss can cause the same problem.
Other women notice their breasts beginning to sag over time simply due to the effects of age. Gravity pulls on the breasts as you grow older, breaking down the ligaments and connective tissues. Smoking can cause breast sagging to occur more quickly in some patients.
Factors to Keep in Mind When Considering a Breast Lift
If you are interested in undergoing a breast lift, it's important to first consider:
- Whether or not breast size is a concern - Breast lift surgery can improve the shape and position of your breasts, but it cannot increase their size. If breast volume is a concern for you, we can potentially perform a breast augmentation in conjunction with your breast lift to provide you with the most satisfying results.
- Whether or not you plan to become pregnant again - If you get pregnant again after your breast lift, the same physical changes that caused you to need breast lift surgery in the first place may undo the results of your procedure. For this reason, it's a good idea to wait until after you are finished having children before having a breast lift performed.
If you have further questions about breast lift surgery at our practice, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center today or call (888) 610-3133 today to schedule a consultation with our board-certified New York City cosmetic surgeon. We serve patients throughout Manhattan and NYC.