Breast Lift – Am I A Good Candidate?
A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure to reshape the breast. Often after having children or losing a significant amount of weight, breasts are left untoned and much less tight than it used to be. Obtaining your ideal breast size is about optimal shape, symmetry, size, and location. If you are wondering, “what is a breast lift and am I a good candidate?” You’ve come to the right place to get an idea.
Breast Lift VS Breast Augmentation
Also known as a “boob job”, breast augmentation involves breast implants or a fat transfer to restore breast volume or natural breast size symmetry.
While each procedure offers its own set of unique advantages and disadvantages, it’s important to understand that a breast augmentation focuses on the size and shape of the breast and does not correct drooping breasts. A breast lift specifically focuses on breast position and will not increase the size of your breasts, however, it will improve shape. Often a breast lift is done in conjunction with breast augmentation to get the best of both procedures.
For safety and peace of mind, it’s always best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery to ensure you will get the best possible outcome. When considering plastic surgery, you need an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert in the field and can show you a proof of exceptional results.
Am I A Good Candidate For Breast Lift Surgery?
A breast lift procedure can deliver a more youthful appearance to the breasts without increasing or altering breast size. Also, the nipple may be repositioned for a more youthful appearance. Enlarged areolas can be reduced by removing skin around the edges. Incisions are made discreetly so they aren’t readily apparent. If you are considering a breast lift and wondering if you’re a good candidate, here are what makes a good candidate
1. You are happy with the size of your breasts, but not the shape
A breast lift will not increase the size of your breast nor add fullness to the top of the breast. If you are looking for more fullness and larger breasts, consider breast augmentation instead or coupling the procedures.
Also, you should have reasonable expectations for the surgery. You must be getting the procedure for yourself, not to satisfy anyone else.
2. You are physically healthy and maintain a healthy weight
A good candidate for breast lift surgery are near and maintain their ideal weight. Child-bearing, breast-feeding, and significant changes in your weight can cause the breasts to sag again, which will alter the appearance of your post-operative breasts. If you are still considering having children you will want to wait until afterward to have breast lift surgery.
3. Your breasts are pointing downward
If your nipples point downward or fall beneath the crease of your breast, you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. For many, the sole goal of a breast lift is to remove excess skin to restore the breasts perkiness, creating more aesthetically pleasing breasts. Also, removing excess skin can make swimsuits and bras fit more comfortably.
Some additional qualities of a good breast lift candidate include
- You do not smoke, as this significantly interferes with the body’s ability to heal efficiently, and can lead to risks and complications
- One breast is lower than the other
- Your breast are flatter, elongated, or pendulous
You’ll notice an immediate change in the appearance of your breasts, however, the shape will continue to change and eventually settle over the next few months. Initially, scars will appear large, red, and lumpy. While scars are permanent they will often reduce in size and turn to a white color within one to two years. Incisions are made in spots that can be easily hidden by bras and bathing suits.
You may notice your bra size is slightly smaller than before the breast lift surgery. This is simply a result of your breasts becoming firmer and rounder.
While maintaining a healthy weight retains your results, as you age, your skin will naturally become less elastic and sagging may occur.
Just as every person is different, everyone’s results will be different. The best thing you can do is meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. Here, he or she will discuss your goals with you and be transparent about the best route for you and your body.
Breast Lift – Am I A Good Candidate?
The decision to undergo breast lift surgery is entirely personal. Breast lifts can restore your confidence. For the next step in your journey, contact the office of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rimma Finkel MD to schedule your initial consultation.
Dr. Finkel and her staff have a proven track record of success in the valley and are known throughout the valley for professionalism, sensitivity, and skill.