Aging causes the skin to lose some of its natural elasticity. Consequently, many women will experience a change in the appearance of their breasts.
This may be subtle in women with smaller breasts as their breast start to droop slightly downward. However, women with larger breasts may experience that their breasts start to sag and change in shape significantly.
To address this condition, cosmetic surgery offers an excellent solution in the form of breast lift. Breast lift enables women to attain more sensuous contours by elevating drooping breasts and offering them a perkier, more youthful projection. Following the surgery, women usually look younger and fitter as well as feel more confident and attractive.
Breast lift is an appropriate option for any woman who is experiencing droopiness in her breasts. But it is especially sought-after among mothers seeking to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies, usually as an element of the “mommy makeover” plan.
For women whose breasts have lost volume and elasticity, breast lift surgery may be an appropriate option. Women usually seek this procedure following major weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, which can all lead to breast sagging.
Mastopexy may offer tremendous benefits for a woman’s appearance and quality of life, but it is not meant for everyone. During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will determine whether a specific woman is a suitable breast lift surgery candidate.
Who is an Appropriate Candidate?
Good breast lift candidates are women who are in good health and seek a solution for sagging breasts. It is vital to have reasonable expectations about the outcomes of breast lift plastic surgery.
While a breast lift can be undertaken on any size breasts, women who have smaller breasts usually enjoy the maximum benefits.
Mastopexy candidates should:
- Be aged 18 years or above
- Have sagging breasts (breasts with stretched skin and less fullness than in the past)
- Be medically sound and emotionally stable
- Not be pregnant or nursing
- Not planning to become pregnant
- Be at a stable weight with no major weight loss plans
Candidacy for Breast Lift after Pregnancy
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are two common reasons for the development of drooping beasts. For this reason, many women consider a breast lift after they are done having children. Most surgeons recommend postponing breast lift surgery until a woman is finished having children.
Breast lift will not impede a future pregnancy, but becoming pregnant could alter the surgical outcomes and cause the skin to stretch further. The patient is more likely to extend the outcomes of their surgery by waiting to have a mastopexy.
Candidacy for Breast Lift after Significant Weight Loss
Significant weight loss can offer the patient a new lease on life. But excess weight causes the skin to stretch while weight loss can leave you with sagging breasts.
After achieving their weight loss goals, the patient can seek breast lift surgery to restore the tautness and shape of their breasts. However, patients should postpone the procedure if they plan to lose more weight to avoid a second surgery.
After substantial weight loss, the patient may have excess skin across other areas of their body. Along with a breast lift, they may want to discuss additional body contouring procedures with their surgeon, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, or even a full body lift.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for a breast lift.
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