We all strive for a youthful appearance. When it comes to breasts, the key factor in a younger look is perkiness. As such, it is no surprise that many women are interested in perking up their breasts as they age. But can this be done with implants?
Understanding Breast Ptosis or Sagging
Sagging breasts are perfectly natural. They can develop as a result of aging, after breastfeeding or pregnancy or after weight loss, and some people have drooping breasts from the time they develop. Sagging breasts are characterized by a deflated appearance, the breasts resting against the stomach or rib cage and nipples that point downward.
Breasts that droop can be problematic for some people. They can cause skin irritation, make it harder to purchase bras and overall lower your self-esteem. Correcting this is the right decision for many.
Lifting Breasts via Volume
It is common for women to arrive at a breast augmentation consultation anticipating that this procedure will resolve the issue of breast sagging. And this reasoning makes sense. When something has a deflated, drooping appearance, logically, adding volume will fill it out. But it doesn’t work this way with breast implants, unless the sagging is very minor.
Adding volume might help with minor breast sagging. But for moderate to severe cases, implants can make it more pronounced.
For those with moderate to severe sagging, implants alone often result in more fullness and more pronounced sagging. In this situation, a breast lift is needed. If you are already happy with your current breast volume, the lift alone could be enough. If, however, you want to increase your volume as well, a lift can be combined with augmentation.
To learn more about breast augmentation and lifts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Castellano. Call us at 813-872-6093 or contact us online.