Over time, factors like age, pregnancy, and simple gravity can take a toll on your breasts. As your skin loses its elasticity, your breasts can begin to sag, becoming less firm and losing their shape. This is technically called “breast ptosis.” Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is designed to bring your breasts back up to a higher position on your chest, reshaping them to provide a fuller and more balanced look.
Orlando breast surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Hartog uses traditional breast lift procedures as well as revolutionary scarless* breast lift techniques and advanced fat grafting methods to refine the shape of your breasts during a lift.
Are You a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
If your breasts have started to sag, you may be an excellent candidate for a breast lift. In order to qualify for this procedure, you should be:
- In good general health
- Not pregnant or breastfeeding, and not planning to get pregnant again
- At a stable weight, with no plans to lose an excessive amount of weight
Many women seek out a breast lift after experiencing massive weight loss, which causes their breasts to lose volume. If you are planning to lose weight in the future, it is best to wait until you are already at – or close to – your target weight before undergoing a breast lift.
Similarly, it is best to wait until you are finished having children before having a breast lift performed. Otherwise, you risk compromising your results and needing another procedure.
Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation
If your breasts only need a small amount of lift, Dr. Hartog may recommend breast augmentation with implants instead, since this often results in a fuller lifted breast without the need for further surgery. A breast lift can also be combined with a breast augmentation if you want to increase the size of your breasts, as well as improve their position on your chest.
*Scarless breast lift procedures use devices such as ThermiRF to enhance skin tightening, internal suture and mesh techniques, and fat transfer to achieve moderate increases in breast fullness and elevation of the nipple . The technique may not be suitable for extremely large and ptotic breasts.
During your confidential consultation, Dr. Hartog will discuss all of your options with you, recommending the best course of action based on your needs and cosmetic goals.
If you live in Orlando, Winter Park, or anywhere else in Central Florida and are considering a breast lift, please contact The Bougainvillea Clinique today or call us at 407-678-3116 to schedule your confidential consultation.