Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Breast Lift?
Posted on October 10, 2021
Most women would love it if their breasts stayed in the same position for their entire adult lives, but age, gravity and pregnancy often have other plans. Breast sagging is one of the best examples of this unfortunate process. Fortunately, a surgical procedure called breast lift can restore your young, attractive physique. The expert surgeons at Aqua Plastic Surgery in Miami and Jupiter, Florida discuss what makes someone the ideal candidate for this procedure.
Your Breasts Point Downward
Youthful breasts generally point either up or out until sagging starts to push the projection of the breasts downward. The best option for women who would like to elevate their breasts to their former position is surgery. The ideal candidate for breast lift is a woman who has significant sagging on her chest and is dissatisfied with the breasts’ appearance as a result.
Your Nipples Sit Below the Breast Crease
The nipples are also likely to sink along with your sagging breasts. Women often become unhappy with the position of their nipples when they rest lower than the breast’s natural crease against the chest. During breast lift, your plastic surgeon will not only pull the breast tissue up, but also readjust the position of the nipple itself. If your areola has gotten larger over time, the surgeon can also take off some of the skin to make that look smaller as well.
You Are Not Planning to Have Any (More) Children
The two life events that are most likely to influence the breasts are pregnancy and breastfeeding. In fact, most women will see their breasts sag following the early phases of motherhood. Those who have had breast lift prior to nursing will usually see the work achieved from the surgery reversed. If you are considering having children, or an additional child, at some point in the future, we suggest that you wait until you no longer intend to get pregnant again to schedule breast lift.
You Are in Good Health
Although breast lift is remarkably safe when performed by an expert surgeon, given that it is not medically necessary, it may not be suitable for women with certain risk factors to undergo this elective surgery. Women who smoke will need to quit months ahead of the surgery, too, since smoking can interfere with the healing process and yield worse results.
You Like the Size of Your Breasts
With breast lift surgery, your surgeon repositions the existing breast tissue rather than adjusting the size. Those women who want larger or smaller breasts will need to consider breast augmentation or reduction. The good news is these procedures can be combined with breast lift if you want your breasts to be repositioned and resized.
Speak to a Surgeon
The best way to determine if you are a great candidate for breast lift is to meet directly with a surgeon. During a consultation, the skilled team at Aqua Plastic Surgery will examine your breasts and several health factors to determine your suitability for the procedure, as well as answer any questions you may have. To make an appointment, please call our Jupiter office at (561) 776-2830 or our Miami office at (305) 918-1750.