Our bodies have their way of changing according to the age, diet, or other physical factors. Sometimes these changes leave us feeling like a different person. Women often experience the most unwanted physical transformations, breasts out of the whole droop and become saggy the most following normal lifestyle factors as breastfeeding, aging, or weight loss and genetics. And shapeless breast tissues can impact the entire body and confidence.
A breast lift surgery in advanced plastic surgery is something that women desire, after such changes set in. It’s a surgical procedure that can literally raise your breasts and leave you looking young and fuller. Technically a breast lift is called mastopexy, but generally it is known as a ‘lift” amongst the patients visiting Crispin Plastic Surgery centre for Breast Lift in Atlanta.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of breast lifts has increased to 70% ever since the start of 2000. The significant increase in the demand of this procedure has made breast augmentation and breast implants a second choice, which has been the second most demanded plastic surgery amongst women.
Breast Lift is pretty simple and involves removing the excess skin around breasts by experienced cosmetic and plastic surgeons. The skin that remains is lifted and tightened to support the breasts. Once the procedure becomes complete and breasts are repositioned, they sit higher and firmer. Incision is made horizontally in the crease of the breasts, while a vertical incision is made from the center of the cease leading to the nipple.
The alternate choice of making the incision to the center of the nipples is best made by the surgeon. In this case, the incision is made around the areola and for achieving all of the above objectives; the surgeon will make a vertical ‘keyhole’ incision. The breasts are then adjusted and repositioned to the place where they will look full.
Have Breast Lift with or without Breast Augmentation?
Surgeons at Crispin Plastic Surgery Centre believe that the results of any breast surgery procedure should be aesthetically natural and beautiful, and therefore they often recommend patients visiting for Breast Augmentation in Atlanta to combine breast lift with breast augmentation. The results are optimal and allow you to achieve:
- Fuller and more womanly appearance
- Great balance and symmetry
- Enhanced projection and profile
- Firmer, perkier, yet very natural looking breasts
Of course breast lift in combination with breast augmentation is not necessary for all patients. But the results achieved from combining the two are remarkable. The best way to determine the suitability of an individual for the two procedures together is certainly through a breast surgery consultation with an expert surgeon. During your consultation, the surgeon will do an assessment of your body and discuss your goals to determine the technique ideal for you.
Does Breast Lift Alone Reduce the Cup Size?
Patients who undergo mastopexy find themselves wearing a smaller bra than usual, with an average decrease of one bra cup size. However, the difference in the cup size does not reflect true reduction in the breast size but the effect of the breast lift itself. A survey was performed on 20 women who had undergone breast lift surgery – with no significant breast augmentation.
Few years after the survey the women were asked again about their cup sizes for before and after the surgery. Factors as weight change and others that could affect bra fit were also evaluated and all women had reported for an average decrease of one cup size, from D to C. None of these women reported for a change in bra manufacturer; this is important consideration as size can change between brands.
So, if breast lift only repositions and lifts the breast then why does the cup size decreases?
The answer for this is provided by a surgeon; breast lift is designed to make the breasts look perkier, neither small nor large. Breast lift restores a youthful and fuller appearance in women, so the answer for cup size reduction due to surgery is related to correct bra comfort, while majority of the women wear incorrect cup size.
And since the excess skin and soft tissues on the breasts is removed, women with saggy breasts feel comfortable with loose fitting bra. Researchers also explain that women with ptotic breasts (saggy breasts) feel better in a cup size that fills out a larger bra cup size. Once however, when their breasts are lifted up, they start wearing a smaller cup that hugs the breasts tightly.
The findings also revealed that it is important for the patients to set their expectations right. Patients should consider mastopexy only when they want to improve the shape of their breasts and lift them up, without changing the size. It is important for the surgeon to convey the accurate information to the patient on the very consultation.