There are many factors that can lead to sagging breasts, which include aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations. Some women choose to combat droopy breasts with a breast lift. This is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the breast tissue for a more youthful appearance. This procedure is often a part of the mommy makeover surgery at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW. This procedure is performed by our lead plastic surgeon, Dustin C. Derrick, MD, who is one of the top surgeons in Fort Worth, TX.
Who Are Ideal Candidates for a Breast Lift?
The best candidates for the procedure will be in good general health and nonsmokers. It is also important that candidates are at a stable weight, and if you are planning on having children, you should wait until your childbearing days are over before you have a breast lift.
When Should You Consider a Breast Lift?
You may consider this procedure if you experience any of the following:
- Your nipples and areolas point downward
- One breast is lower than the other
- Your areolas are stretched out of proportion to the breast
- Your nipples fall below your breasts when they are unsupported
- Your breasts sag and are flat due to lost volume.
What to Expect
A breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW. There are numerous techniques used to remove excess skin and reshape breast tissue. The specific technique used will vary from patient to patient. The techniques include:
During this procedure your breast tissue will be reshaped. When necessary, the size of your areolas may be reduced. Once the excess skin is removed, the nipples will be shifted to higher positions.
After the procedure, you breasts will probably be covered with gauze, and you will need to wear a surgical support bra as recommended. For most women, wearing a support bra round-the-clock for three to four days after the surgery is suggested.
For the first few days following the procedure, you should avoid bending, lifting, and straining. It is also suggested that you sleep on your back to take pressure off your breasts for the first few days after the procedure. Most women are completely recovered about six weeks after the surgery.
While the results are long-lasting, sagging will occur as we age and lose skin elasticity, which is especially true among women with large or heavy breasts. However, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can help you retain the results of your breast lift.
A breast lift can help you achieve a better figure. Would you like to know more? If so, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD. You can ask questions regarding breast lifts as well as the mommy makeover we offer at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW in Fort Worth. Simply call us today at (817) 562-7979!