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3 Signs You Might Need a Breast Lift

Woman covering breastsAs time passes, it’s common for women to notice a gradual downward displacement in their once higher, firmer breasts. If you feel like the appearance of your breasts is bringing you down, here are three signs you might want to consider a breast lift.

 

1. You Notice Sagging
As you age, the supportive fibers that compose breast tissue lose strength and tone, creating a droopy appearance. The combination of weakening of support structures within the breast and the effect of gravity may result in moderate to severe sagging (ptosis) of the breasts, characterized by nipples that lie at or below the inframammary fold. A breast lift raises breasts to a higher position on the chest and re-centers the nipples for a more youthful-looking profile.

 

2. That Deflated Look
Swelling of the breasts during pregnancy or nursing may stretch the overlying skin to a degree that causes a significant loss of elasticity. Weight fluctuation throughout your lifetime can have a similar effect. Either of these may result in the breasts taking on a “deflated” look and flatter profile. Breast shape and projection can both be restored with a breast lift, which reshapes your natural breast tissue for a perkier look and firmer feel.

 

3. They’ve Been Downsized
Loss of volume is a common concern among my female patients in their 40s and up, especially from those women who have experienced significant weight loss or had children. A breast lift can redistribute existing breast tissue to restore volume throughout the breasts. For women who want an extra boost, including implants at the same time is another great option for enhancing your silhouette.