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Considering a Breast Lift? Here’s How to Know if You Are a Good Candidate
Mar 1, 2019
In the world of plastic surgery, breast lifts have grown by a whopping 70% since 2000 and now outpace breast implants by a 2-1 margin. If you’d like to explore whether you’re a candidate for this popular procedure, we’ve pulled together some things for you to consider before making this important decision.
At Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, our goal is to partner with our clients in Fort Worth, Texas, area, and an important component of this partnership is education. Breast lift surgery can be an incredible boost to your confidence, but it’s still surgery, and we want to make sure you have the facts beforehand.
To that end, here’s some information that may help you decide whether you’re a good candidate for breast lift surgery.
Your changing breasts
As you journey through life, you go through many stages, many of which are governed by your reproductive system. Your breasts are part of this system and, whether or not you’ve have children, your breasts may undergo some serious changes.
But let’s back up and talk about the effects that having children can have on your breasts. During your pregnancy, your breasts swell as they get ready for breastfeeding. Following your delivery, your breasts continue to swell and shrink as you breastfeed and, when it’s all said and done, your breasts may be left hollow, sagging, and uneven.
Age can also play a significant role in the shape and position of your breasts, as they begin to succumb to gravity as you get older. Fluctuations in your weight can also wreak havoc on your breasts.
In many of these cases, your areolas can expand, taking up a disproportionate area of your breasts, which may be a source of displeasure for you, aesthetically speaking. Your nipples may also fall below your breast crease, or even begin to point downward.
With a breast lift, or mastopexy, we can correct many of these problems by removing excess tissue and tightening the remaining tissue to position your breasts higher on your chest and reshape them. We can also reduce the size of your areolas at the same time.
Am I a candidate?
Plastic surgery of any kind is a very personal decision and one that we can’t make for you. We can, however, give you a list of things to consider if you’re contemplating a breast lift procedure.
First, it’s important that you undergo this procedure for yourself and your own confidence. If you feel that a more youthful profile will help your overall well-being, that’s the first step.
Next, we want to make sure you’re in good health before we perform your breast lift. This means that your heart is in good shape, that you don’t smoke, and that you don’t have any pre-existing medical conditions that may be affected by surgery. Rest assured, we fully review your current health and your medical history before we perform any surgery.
You should also be at a stage in life where you don’t foresee any serious changes to your body shape. A breast lift is most effective after you’ve had your children; a pregnancy after the procedure can undo your results. As well, any weight gain after your mastopexy will have an impact on your breasts, and gravity and age will still be factors moving forward.
A breast lift also does just that — lifts, reshapes, and repositions your existing breasts. A breast lift does not enlarge or reduce your breasts, so if you’d like to have either of those done, we can discuss combining procedures, which is very common.
If you’re on the fence and want to learn more about how a breast lift may improve your appearance and confidence, please give us a call. We’re happy to sit down with you to review the pros and cons to figure out whether you’re a good candidate. Or you can use our online scheduling tool to make an appointment.
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