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5 Practical Reasons to Consider a Breast Lift
Aug 1, 2022
Thanks to advanced technology, streamlined procedures, and skilled surgeons, you can change the look and feel of your breasts safely and with great results.
But before you sign up for surgery, take some time to consider the different procedures to find out which one will best achieve your goals. If you live in the Fort Worth, Texas area, consult with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Kiran Polavarapu at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery. Known for her expertise and rare personal connection with her patients, Dr. Polavarapu combines technical skill with an artistic eye to deliver the results you want.
Part of her unique approach is taking the time to get to know you, your lifestyle and habits, any breast-related symptoms you might experience, and your vision of the ideal breasts. Based on that information, she helps you manage your expectations and navigate the different types of breast procedures. Here’s what she wants you to know.
Know how to choose a breast surgeon
Many physicians can perform breast plastic surgery, but that doesn’t mean they should. Understanding the delicate tissues and connective structures in the breasts and knowing how to manipulate them without causing collateral damage takes intense training and experience.
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Polavarapu gives you peace of mind, knowing that she’s undergone extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She’s met strict requirements, passed rigorous exams, and been evaluated by demanding colleagues who critique her ethics, skills, and results.
Know which breast surgery is right for you
Determining the right surgical procedure starts with an honest discussion with Dr. Polavarapu about what you want. Here’s a look at the different types of breast surgeries and how many were performed in 2019 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
More than 287,000 women chose to have their breasts enlarged in 2019 alone. In this procedure, Dr. Polavarapu inserts a synthetic implant into your breast tissue to add volume and increase size.
Oversized breasts can lead to back pain, shoulder grooves from bra straps, skin conditions, exercise avoidance, and self-consciousness. Nearly 46,400 women had their breasts reduced to get relief from these symptoms.
Breast implant removal
Sometimes, you change your mind. If you got breast implants in the past and have decided you want to go back to the all-natural you, you can join the more than 33,500 women who reversed their decision and had a breast implant removal.
Second only to breast augmentation, breast lifts clocked in at 110,280 procedures, helping women reclaim their perky, youthful bosoms.
Reasons to consider a breast lift
Today’s post focuses on breast lifts, so Dr. Polavarapu has compiled a list of the top five reasons you might want to consider this procedure.
1. You’ve lost a lot of weight
If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, congratulations! You’ve taken an important step toward better health. But the years of carrying extra fat may have left your breasts stretched and sagging. A breast lift can reshape your breasts by removing excess skin and muscle tissue and moving your breasts higher up on your chest.
2. Pregnancy and nursing zapped your breasts
Motherhood is a joy and an honor. It’s also a breast wrecker. It’s common for breasts to droop, lose elasticity, and gain unsightly stretch marks after childbirth and breastfeeding. Breast lift surgery repositions your breasts into their original location, improving their shape and appearance.
3. You have downward-facing nipples
Whether you blame pregnancy, weight loss, or age, the skin and muscles in and around your breasts lose their ability to keep your boobs upright, and they eventually take a turn toward the ground. If your nipples are no longer front and center, a breast lift can shift them back to a forward-facing position.
4. Your areolae are too big
You areolae — the darker skin encircling your nipples — can stretch and get bigger as you have babies and age. Or, perhaps you’ve always had large areolae and wish you didn’t. Dr. Polavarapu can reduce the size of the dark circle and make your breasts more proportionate during the breast lift procedure.
5. You feel self-conscious about your breasts
The primary reason for undergoing any type of breast plastic surgery is to improve your self-esteem. Sagging breasts can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed, which can cause you to avoid intimacy and may even lead to depression. A breast lift may alleviate these body-image obstacles and improve other aspects of your life.
To find out if breast lift surgery is right for you, contact us by phone or online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Polavarapu.
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