Should I Get a Breast Lift?
Posted March 05, 2018 in Breast Lift
Multiple factors can cause the breast tissue and skin to sag, including pregnancy and nursing, weight changes, aging, or genetics. It’s something all women will experience, though the severity can vary. However, a breast lift will reverse sagging of the breasts by restoring its position higher up on the chest creating a more youthful breast appearance. Undergoing breast lift surgery is a big decision—you will be committing to a surgical procedure, so there are things that you need to consider before deciding whether or not to pursue it. Ultimately, though, the biggest thing to consider when thinking about a breast lift is how you’re feeling about your breasts. If you’re concerned or self-conscious about the drooping and sagging that you’re experiencing, then a breast lift is an effective solution to achieve younger-looking breasts. At Thompson Plastic Surgery Center, we can help you regain your perky, lifted breasts.
Factors to Consider
Severity of Sagging
Breast sagging, or ptosis, is measured in three grades (mild, moderate, and severe). You have mild ptosis if your nipple is directly in line with the crease of your breast (the inframammary fold). You have mild to moderate ptosis if your nipple falls approximately one to three centimeters below the inframammary fold. It’s important to understand how severe your sagging is before deciding to proceed with breast lift surgery. The degree of ptosis not only relates to the type of procedure performed, but it will impact your incision type (and the possible scarring). More severe grades of ptosis will require additional steps during surgery and could affect your recovery duration.
Often referred to as an internal bra, GalaFLEX® Scaffold is an additional tool that Dr. Thompson utilizes to ensure long-term breast support. A mesh material is put inside the tissue after the breast procedure has been performed. The material acts as additional support for the breast as it heals. As the healing process develops, the mesh begins to dissolve as carbon dioxide and water in the body, leaving behind a stronger, more resilient breast tissue. This not only contributes to achieving desired results after the procedure, but it also helps to maintain the results once healing has completed.
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Your results will last as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Major changes in weight can alter the results of the procedure. Additionally, your overall health will affect how your muscles and skin remain. It’s important to eat well, exercise regularly, and refrain from smoking. Following these guidelines will ensure that your results last.