Breast lift surgery can deliver both functional and aesthetic benefits. Breastfeeding, weight loss, and ageing are three of the most common reasons for sagging breasts. For some, breast lift surgery is a great way to lift breasts into a perkier, more youthful position. A breast lift is ideal for someone looking for a lift, rather than an increase in volume, such as you would find with breast implants or fat transfer. Let’s take a look at six benefits of breast lift surgery.
What is Breast Lift Surgery?
For many patients, the size of their breasts isn’t a concern and that’s where a breast lift can work its magic. Moderate to severe breast sagging can really impact your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious. Drooping breasts can also make you look older than you are. Lifting the breasts into a higher position can have a surprisingly significant impact on your overall body and confidence.
Within a breast lift, you have a few different options. Depending on your concerns you may want to include all or one of the following:
- Lift and shape the breast into a higher, youthful position.
- Remove excess skin from the breasts
- Reposition the nipple
Like any cosmetic procedure, a breast lift will be tailored to your specific concerns using the best approach possible.
A breast lift focuses solely on excess skin. It doesn’t impact the size of your breasts. The surgery won’t affect the breast tissue. So, although your breasts will be in a higher, more youthful position, there’s no change to the size.
Breast Lift Scar: What to Expect
Breast lift scars should look very thin, almost like a pencil line. Your surgeon will do everything to avoid as much scarring as possible. Initially, after your surgery, your scar will look red and raised. This is completely normal. Fresh scars commonly look more obvious before fading over time.
Your breast lift scar will depend on the approach and techniques used within the procedure. The amount of excess skin and sagging you have will influence the type of approach needed and therefore the amount of scarring to expect. Here are some of the common techniques used in a breast lift:
- Doughnut – scar around the nipple
- Anchor – scar around the nipple, down, and under the breast slightly
- Lollipop – scar around the nipple and down
- Crescent – a small semi circle scar around the nipple
6 Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery
If you’re looking to rejuvenate your breasts and achieve a perkier, fuller shape, then breast lift surgery may be suitable for you. But a breast lift doesn’t just benefit the look of your breasts. Here are six benefits of breast lift surgery.
1. Reduce Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
A breast lift may help to reduce back, neck, and shoulder pain. Sagging breasts may contribute to chronic back pain, especially in the lower back. In general, the weight of your breasts can put added pressure on your back and neck. If you suffer from back and neck pain because of your breast positing, a breast lift could help your pain.
2. Increase Energy
By removing excess skin and alleviating back pain due to sagging breasts, this could leave you with higher energy levels. Of course, immediately following your surgery, you will feel tired. But in the long-term, breast lift surgery can increase energy levels.
3. Less Hunching
Another benefit of the procedure is less hunching. A breast lift can reduce sagging while removing excess skin, all helping to minimise hunching associated with heavy breasts. If you find yourself hunching significantly, this can be a sign of large breasts, and you may wish to consider breast reduction surgery.
4. Better Size and Shape
A major benefit of a breast lift is to do with the size and shape of the breasts. Following breast lift surgery, you can expect to see an improvement in size and fuller breasts. Your surgeon can also reposition the nipple and provide a perkier and more youthful position.
5. Improve Breast Symmetry and Contours
If you find that you have asymmetrical breasts or just want to improve the contours of your body, a breast lift is ideal. The surgery can improve breast asymmetry and this results in a significant change in the body’s contours.
6. Fine Line and Faded Scars
Finally, the incisions made during a breast lift are extremely thin. This means that over time your scars will fade and eventually be flat and fine lines. Naturally, this process takes time so allow your body time to heal following your surgery.
The benefits of breast lift surgery go beyond how your breasts look but can reduce back pain and hunching. If you want to rectify breast sagging, volume, and shape, breast lift surgery may be the best way to do this.
Breast Lift Before and After (Mastopexy)
Augmentation-Mastopexy: Combining a Breast Lift with Breast Implants or Fat Transfer
If you’re concerned about sagging, excess skin, and the size of your breasts, another option is an augmentation-mastopexy. This procedure combines a breast lift with either breast implants or breast fat transfer.
For patients who want to tackle both issues, this is a way to increase the size of the breasts and lift them at the same time. The approach to breast surgery utilises different techniques to create optimal, natural-looking results. When it comes to deciding between breast implants or breast augmentation fat transfer, the size increase you want whether you want implants plays an important role in your decision.
Can You Lift Sagging Breast Without Surgery?
For moderate to severe sagging, there is no meaningful way that you can lift the breasts without surgery. The problem is that it’s very difficult for breast tissue to return to its former firmness. While you can perform exercises that tone up the muscle behind the breasts like push-ups and swimming, you wouldn’t be able to replicate the results of a breast lift.
Although it’s difficult to avoid sagging breasts altogether, you can do things to help prevent sagging in the first place like:
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid sun damage and use sunscreen
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Wear a good-fitting bra
- Stay hydrated
Breast Lift at Our Harley Street Plastic Surgery Clinic
The Harley Clinic features world-class facilities and creates a tailored and unique approach based entirely on your needs. Book a consultation today at our cosmetic surgery clinic on Harley Street London.