The most common reason to get a breast lift is to adjust the appearance or shape of the breast area after pregnancy or extreme weight loss to restore a more healthy, youthful look. Although the elevation of sagging breasts is the number one result of a breast lift, it is not the only desired goal. Your Upper East Side of Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Aviva Preminger at Preminger Plastic Surgery, is also sharing a few unsuspecting reasons to get a breast lift.
What is a breast lift?
A surgical process to lift the breast for a more youthful appearance is a breast lift. The procedure requires an incision to be made around the areola, down the lower pole of the breast, and along the breast crease to remove sagging skin and tighten the underlying tissues. By removing the excess tissue and tightening the skin, the breasts will no longer droop and sit in a natural position on your chest.
Pregnancy causes several changes to a woman’s body. Due to hormonal changes and weight fluctuations, your areolas could stretch, resulting in an oblong shape or becoming overly large. Your breast lift can help in adjusting the shape of the areola when they are asymmetrical, oddly shaped, or too large. To help further increase the breast aesthetics, small portions of the tissue around the areola could be removed, resulting in better proportions.
During the breast lift procedure, the areolas are reduced, and your nipples could also be repositioned or reduced for a more natural appearance. The breast lift surgery could help in repositioning downward-facing nipples, so they project outward in a more natural position. The two ways the nipples can be repositioned is while they are still attached to the areola, or if you have significantly fallen nipples, the areolas and nipples could be removed and then reattached during the breast lift. In most cases, the areolas remain attached to the tissues and allowing the patient to maintain sensitivity as well as increase the possibility of being able to breastfeed if you become pregnant in the future.
As you age, your body goes through various changes causing asymmetrical features. The aging process could cause an uneven digression of your breast tissue resulting in the desire for a breast lift. In some cases, the symmetry can be altered because of other surgical procedures like breast augmentation or a breast reduction due to the weakening of the skin. Your breast surgeon on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Aviva Preminger, can perform surgery to elevate the breasts at various degrees, so they are more symmetrical and match your body shape.
Although sagging breasts are mostly an aesthetic concern, it also could be a comfort issue. The skin underneath may suffer from friction caused by the skin rubbing against the ribcage, causing chafing, rashes, and increased conditions for yeast infections. Since a breast lift would reduce skin to skin contact underneath the breast, it could help minimize the possibility of the aforementioned health concerns.
Breast Lift on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and New York City
Although the typical breast lift is meant to revive sagging breasts to a more youthful appearance, there are additional benefits to this procedure. To learn more about breast lifts or to find out if you are a candidate, feel free to contact Preminger Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation and discuss the possibilities for you to obtain the best look for your body shape. Feel free to call Preminger Plastic Surgery today at (212) 706-1900 for an appointment or request a consultation online.