Many women experience droopy breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, but often don’t know if they need a breast lift or breast augmentation for correction. While implants alone can sometimes address very mild cases of sagging breasts, a breast lift is more suitable for moderate to severe sagging. Here’s how to know if you need a breast lift.
You know you need to consider a breast lift if:
- The breast sags, and the nipples hang below the inframammary fold and also point downward. This would indicate that drooping is quite severe.
- When you look at the breasts straight on there is no skin visible under the nipple/areola area.
- The areola is very large, and you would like to have it reduced.
In addition to these obvious signs, the plastic surgeon will carry out a number of breast measurements to confirm if a breast lift would be suitable.
A breast lift rejuvenates the breast by restoring lift and improving the shape. During the procedure the surgeon will also reposition the nipples, and reduce the areola. The technique used for the surgery often depends on the degree of sagging, as well as the size and shape of the breasts.
The operation is done under general anesthesia, usually at an outpatient facility. During the procedure extra skin is removed, and the adjoining tissue tightened.
Depending on the degree of modification, the surgery can take 1 to 3 hours to complete. There is usually minimal discomfort and scarring after the procedure.
If you would like more information on how to know if you need a breast lift, then contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN. Dr. Heather Rocheford would be glad to meet with you to discuss the procedure further. You can schedule a consultation by calling (651) 739-1100.