How do you know if you need a breast lift, a breast reduction or breast enlargement to correct sagging to make your breasts more youthful looking? Questions and answers about breast lift surgery remains popular search parameters on my site. It is also a leading concern for individual consultations in my practice. Breast surgery is always in the Top 5 procedures for women requesting cosmetic surgery based on the American Society of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Sagging or droopy breasts are frequent concerns for women looking for consultations from plastic surgeons. There are specific procedures which are more effective in addressing these physical findings. Let’s start with the “pencil test” because it’s a simple and a noticeable way to tell if breast lift surgery may be of help to fix this condition. The pencil test will help to identify Palm Bay, FL Rat Removal true sagging. Place a pencil under your breast in which it is attached to your chest and if your nipple hangs below the pencil when you sit or stand, then you might consider a breast lift.
True sagging or drooping of a woman’s nipples can occur following pregnancy or as a consequence of any dramatic weight gain/loss. True sagging refers to the location of the nipple position below the crease under your breast. I do not recommend breast lift surgery if nipples are over the crease or at the level of the crease. Breast enlargement is usually sufficient to correct the sagging breast contour in most cases, where the nipples are above the crease. However, breast lift surgery was created specifically to reposition the nipple and areola (pigmented skin around the nipple) upwards toward a more natural position. The natural position is about one half to three-quarters of an inch above the crease. Positioning the nipples any higher than this can result in an odd breast look. The size of the areola may also be reduced during the process if desired by the individual.
Breast enlargement or breast reduction may be considered to modify the size, shape and contour of the breasts, when a breast lift wouldn’t be indicated to achieve the desired improvement. As with all breast operation, size is a personal choice and all options should be discussed during your consultation with your surgeon. Breast surgery is frequently part of the joint procedures commonly referred to Mommy Makeovers, together with abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Mommy Makeovers are intended to address undesired physical changes that may persist following pregnancy.