Most women spend a lot of time worrying about how the signs of aging are affecting their faces, necks, even their hands. The sad truth is that aging takes place all over the body, so it’s important to pick and choose the battles you want to fight. What if it really was just as easy to lift the breasts as it is to lift the face these days? Sure, it’s not a revolutionary new procedure, but the breast lift procedure remains just as important and relevant as it ever has been.
Know When It’s the Right Time for a Breast Lift
You’re never going to track down the ‘magic age’ where a breast lift suddenly becomes necessary, because every woman’s body is unique. Every woman has faced her fair share of breast-sagging factors as she has aged: pregnancies, breast feeding, weight fluctuations, and yes, age itself. As the skin ages, the production of elastin and collagen slow to a near stop and the skin becomes inelastic. Gravity then does its work to pull the weight of your breasts downward, stretching the skin as you go. Without elasticity, the skin on your breasts doesn’t stand a chance. The skin sags, your breasts sag, and suddenly, you might be considering a surgery to correct it all.
Some of the tell-tale signs that a breast lift could help you often include:
- A noticeable loss of volume and firmness in your breasts
- Frustration about how much your breasts sag
- Pendulous breasts that are flatter and elongated
- Nipples that point downward or hang below the natural breast crease when your breasts aren’t supported
- Stretched skin around the breasts
- Enlarged areolae around the nipples
- Asymmetrical breasts
Be a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift
If the list above sounds an awful lot like your frustrations lately, a breast lift surgery could offer you a solution to your problems. To determine if you’re a good candidate for breast lift surgery, you should always consult with a plastic surgeon about the procedure and how it might benefit you. In the meantime, keep in mind that you should meet some basic criteria in order to have a smooth first meeting and become eligible for surgery. The best candidates are non-smokers who are in good overall health and close to their ideal weight. You should also make sure you have realistic expectations about what the surgery can do to help you achieve your desired results.
Benefits of a Breast Lift Surgery
Many women worry about the recovery time, the potential risks, and the side effects when it comes to deciding whether or not to have a plastic surgery procedure like a breast lift. What makes the difference between a prospective patient and an actual patient is simple: the benefits of the procedure outweigh any of the downsides. In the case of breast lift surgery, this is definitely true for many women year after year.
Reshaping and lifting the breasts can do many things to benefit a woman at nearly any stage of her life. Our daily lives are tough on our breasts, with every baby and every yo-yo diet helping to stretch that skin more and more. Fighting back with a breast lift can improve your self-esteem and your self-image, so you can get over your fear of being naked in front of a mirror once again. Breast lifts can make it easier to shop for clothes and find a better-fitting bra. A breast lift can give you a little power over aging and gravity so you reclaim your body as your own. For many breast lift patients, the recovery is just part of the journey toward all of these incredible results. It’s not something fear; it’s something to celebrate.
Start Your Breast Lift Planning Today
Take charge of the aging process and reverse the damage done to your breasts with a breast lift surgery. Contact the office of Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech, a fully trained plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, to book your consultation today. He will be happy to walk you through what you should expect from a body lift procedure or any other surgery that might address your areas of concern. A specialist in Minimally Invasive Aesthetics, he incorporates this philosophy into all of his surgical and nonsurgical procedures, while aiming to get you the best results possible. Dr. Steinbrech has been selected by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. Contact his office, located at 60 East 56th Street, Suite 3A, in New York City, by calling (212) 750-0070.