Many women report that the satisfaction of restoring their youthful breast profile with a breast lift is such that they feel more confident and self-assured. This kind of outlook shows not only in the expression on your face, but also in what you feel like doing. There’s no substitute for being “comfortable in your own skin.”
In fact, a study reported that 99% of women who had a breast lift would have the procedure again and 91% reported improved self-esteem. Breast lifts have increased 70% since 2000 and now outpace breast augmentation two-to-one. Why are so many women choosing this path to the profile they remember so fondly?
A breast lift often follows one or more of life’s rewarding events or achievements. Childbearing, successful weight loss, or simply growing older and achieving a more comfortable place in life are among the occasions that leave the breasts drooping. This isn’t a price we necessarily have to pay.
It’s All You
One reason breast lifts have outpaced even the rapid growth of breast augmentation is that breast lifts add nothing to the body. A woman’s own breast tissue is lifted, repositioned, and – a in some cases – evened and balanced. Often the nipple is repositioned to respond to the lifted profile.
In some cases, women choose to include some degree of augmentation to their breast lift to add shape to the upper part of the breast, and this can be accomplished without significantly increasing breast size, if that is preferred.
A surgical breast lift raises and reshapes tissue carefully, removing excess skin from the surface of the renewed breast contour. The areola can be reduced in size to resemble the proportion it presented in youth, as the nipple is repositioned.
Each procedure is as unique as the woman who chooses it, and that’s among the reasons to talk with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. The size, shape, and degree of sagging that may have occurred over time are factors you and your doctor will consider. The exact breast lift technique that may be right for you will depend on the elasticity of your skin and the amount of extra skin that may have developed.
Evaluating the options that may be right for you calls for a talk with a plastic surgeon who is widely experienced in the full range of techniques available. We would be pleased to have that discussion with you and help set you on the path to improved self-confidence.