Breast surgery is no longer the taboo subject in used to be. Breast size often causes the most excitement, but there are other considerations. In this article, meet three friends who make a surprising discovery.
Laura’s Breast Surgery Story
For example, Laura easily confided to her friends that she had gotten a breast reduction. She felt the
surgery made her more proportional and thus, gave her more self-confidence. Likewise, she felt the operation minimized her nagging back discomfort.
Amanda’s Opposite Breast Surgery Story
Another friend, Amanda had no problem discussing her delightful breast augmentation. Amanda felt her breast augmentation implants gave her better proportion and far more confidence. She definitely preferred life with a C cup to her old double A’s.
Crystal’s Surprising Breast Surgery Story
Slender Crystal, at age 38 had undergone a breast surgery also. But her appearance change was not as obvious as the other two. Her breast size was neither larger nor smaller than it had been before her breast surgery.However, a breast-lift operation rejuvenated her profile.
She explained she disliked the sagging and unshapely appearance of her previous, droopy matronly bust-line. Medically speaking there is a name for that sagging, drooping look she so disdained: ptosis.
This week’s blog puts the spotlight on the story behind Crystal’s surgery, the Breast Lift.
What is Breast Lift Surgery?
We have a special page about this surgery here on this very website. But this blog will clarify a few additional questions you might have. There are two main points we want to make are:
- A breast lift rejuvenates your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness.
- These changes are complicated by the loss of skin elasticity over the years.
What Can a Breast Lift Do?
A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. Crystal noticed in her late thirties, that her breasts changed over time. Like Crystal, some women choose a breast lift to restore their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
- Weight fluctuations
Breast Lift Facts: What are 3 of the Most Remarkable Improvements Provided by a Breast Lift?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “A mastopexy, more commonly known as breast
lift, is a highly sought-after procedure for those wanting to achieve a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing shape.”
More and more women are enjoying the benefits of this procedure. Indeed, breast lifts have essentially doubled in popularity since 2000.
- According to the experts, “Just as the name suggests, a breast lift procedure “lifts” the breasts by removing excess skin.”
- Then the surgeon reshapes the surrounding tissue to support a more youthful breast contour.
- The surgeon also reduces the size of the areolae, which can be pulled out of shape or enlarged by the ptosis or droop, of the breast.
Making Your Breast Lift Last: Lifestyle Decisions
Patients often ask how long their breast lift will last. Only time can answer that completely because every
case is different. But a recent blog at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons offered tips for patients like Crystal. You see, there are certain things women can do to optimize “the life expectancy of their breast lift.”
First Breast Lift Hint: Guard Your Skin.
Overexposure to the harmful rays of the sun can make you lose elasticity. Not surprisingly it can make you gain wrinkles and sags.
Second Breast Lift Hint: Yo-Yo Weight is a No Go
Losing and gaining weight causes wear and tear on your breast lift surgery. Controlling your weight will actually give you the longest lasting results from your surgery.
Third Breast Lift Hint: About That Family Way
Pregnancy and breastfeeding also affect the results of a breast lift. The breast tissue goes through many changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. So often the surgeon will recommend you do this surgery after you have your family. (However, again, every case is different.)
Fourth Breast Lift Hint: Grandma Told You to Wear a Good Bra.
Lastly, you can actually extend the life of your surgical breast lift with a good, supportive bra. At Altiora Plastic Surgery we know that the freedom of going bra-less will cause your breasts to accelerate aging and ptosis. And if you are engaged in sports or physical activity, good support is even more important.
Two Surprising Take-Aways
Actually, these are four great rules for preserving your breast profile, whether you have surgery or not.
- If you think a breast lift might be right for you, talk to your plastic surgeon.
- Feel free to research and learn as much as you can. However, only you and your surgeon can discuss and decide what is what. Will breast surgery will fulfill your goals.
And now for a surprise, based on our opening surgery stories. Once Crystal began to talk about her breast lift, both Laura and Amanda smiled. They too had undergone breast lifts, combined with their respective surgeries. However, be aware, since every case is different, not every patient can choose a combination surgery.
Often breast lifts, with or without accompanying surgeries help women regain confidence in their figures. Crystal, Laura and Amanda had all achieved more self-confidence and quality of life. They had by restored their feminine proportions.
Each in their own way, walked a little taller and felt a little more comfortable both in and out of their clothing. It turned out, for these three patients, it wasn’t all about the size of their breasts. But it was about the shape and uplift. Caution: Not every patient can have “combo” surgeries. Every case is different.