Signs You Could Benefit From A Breast Lift

Posted on May 09,2022 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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Sagging breasts can hinder you from wearing your preferred clothing and affect your confidence and desired appearance. Fortunately, there’s a highly effective medical procedure to help people overcome this condition. A breast lift procedure can correct enlarged areolas or uneven breast size, as well as lift the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest. It can also change your breast shape and projection, giving people a more youthful appearance and helping restore self-confidence.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure (medically called mastopexy) that removes excess skin and tissue to position the breasts higher on the chest wall, often also resizing and repositioning the nipples for a more youthful, uplifted appearance. In many cases, it utilizes a “lollipop” incision pattern: a circular incision around the nipple, hidden in the transition of skin from areola to breast skin, as well as a vertical incision down the breast. For others, a third horizontal incision in the breast crease may be needed for additional skin excision and access.

Signs You Should Consider a Breast Lift

Sagging  Breasts

It is usual for breasts to droop with time due to weight loss, age, and pregnancy and childbirth. Although it is not a medical issue, sagging breasts can make you less confident in your looks. If this is the case, you are an ideal candidate for a breast lift.

Breasts Have Lost Shape

Breasts lose shape for a variety of reasons. Aging, genetics, smoking, weight changes, and hormones are some of the contributing factors. Exercising without proper breast support can also lead to such shape loss. A breast lift is an extremely effective procedure if you want to restore a youthful shape.

Enlarged Areolas

It is common for areolas to enlarge after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Significant weight fluctuations can also lead to stretched areolas. A breast lift can help reduce the size of your areolas.

Areolas No Longer Face Out

A key indicator of youthful breasts is having symmetrical areolas that face directly out. A mastopexy will work for you if your areolas now lie flat or point downwards. It’s also the perfect solution for areolas facing in different directions.

Uneven Breast Size

More than half of all women have uneven breasts. Hormonal changes, aging, and trauma are some of the reasons for this condition, but it can also be a natural occurrence. A rare condition known as juvenile hypertrophy can also cause breast asymmetry. The condition makes one breast significantly larger than the other.

How a Breast Lift Can Help

Mastopexies work by removing excess skin throughout your breasts. It also tightens the surrounding tissue to support and reshape your breast contours. This will lift your breasts and areolas, but won’t eliminate excess skin on the upper part of your breasts. A breast lift can be combined with other procedures like breast augmentation for comprehensive breast rejuvenation.

Options at Accent On You

Accent On You prides itself in delivering quality care with a personalized approach. We understand that individual results may vary. Because of this, we help patients select the most relevant and minimally invasive solution for each person’s unique needs and goals.

Upon the completion of breast lift surgery, your room care nurse will ensure you receive the best care both in the recovery suite and after you are taken home. Depending on the results of your post-op visits, you can return to your normal life within a few days of surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

During your consultation in our Arlington office location, Dr. Nakamura will discuss your expectations from surgery and recommend a personalized treatment plan. He will take you through the basics of surgery and perform a routine examination. You can also discuss other options for both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nakamura to discuss your concerns and expectations. With his expertise and friendly approach, you’ll gain comprehensive insight into the procedure to help you make the best decision.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Accent on You

Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

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