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Top 3 Factors Leading to Women Seeking Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is one of the most highly performed plastic surgical procedures year after year. While the exact motivation for pursuing this breast enhancement treatment is unique to every individual, the commonality for all are droopy, aesthetically challenged breasts. The three most common factors causing breast drooping and motivating women to undergo a mastopexy include:
Significant Weight Loss
After losing a substantial amount of weight through diet, exercise and/or bariatric surgery, many women are unfortunately left with some degree of breast drooping. This is because the breasts often grow in size as weight is gained, causing the overlying skin to expand in order to accommodate the enlarged volume. When weight is subsequently lost, fat tissue in the breasts diminishes but the skin typically remains stretched out, often with a substantial loss of elasticity, thereby creating a saggy appearance.
Generally, the only solution for addressing this lax, excess skin and restoring the breasts to a more youthful, natural position is through a mastopexy.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Similar to diet-related weight gain, the production of breast milk during pregnancy and breastfeeding causes the breasts to increase in volume, consequently stretching the breast skin. Once breast milk is no longer being produced, the breasts will generally lose volume and can sometimes appear droopy due to the extra skin left behind.
As previously mentioned, a breast lift can effectively resolve this issue by removing excess skin and elevating the breasts on the chest wall. Many women who have lost considerable breast volume after having one or more pregnancies also opt to combine their mastopexy with breast augmentation to simultaneously restore—or even enhance—their former breast size. This procedure is referred to as a breast lift with implants, breast augmentation with a lift or a mastopexy-augmentation.
Natural Process of Aging
Despite efforts to remain youthful, the natural aging process—combined with the relentless pull of gravity—gradually causes the supportive structures of the breasts to lose elasticity, eventually leading to breast sagging for the majority of women with at least some breast tissue. This development can be hastened by improper bra support, smoking and even overexposure to UV rays from the sun and/or tanning booths.
Regardless of when in life the effects of aging take their toll on the breasts, a mastopexy can help to rejuvenate one’s breasts to a perkier, more youthful appearance and with greater firmness.
No Matter What the Cause is for Breast Drooping, a Mastopexy May be the Solution That You Are Seeking
Droopy breasts are still droopy no matter what the cause is. What is important is to know that there are solutions that can help you achieve perkier, more attractive breasts. Dr. Steven Turkeltaub would be happy to meet with you in person to determine if a mastopexy, with or without breast implants, is right for you based on your goals and desires.
To schedule your consultation, please feel free to contact our practice today.