Everything You Should Know Before Getting a Breast Lift

Woman happy with her breast lift results.

There are a number of reasons why women consider getting a breast lift here in Austin. Sagging breasts make women look older and can make them feel self-conscious. Women who had perky breasts in youth and watched them droop due to pregnancy, weight loss, or nursing are especially affected by this change in their appearance. After your breasts change for the worse, it’s not uncommon to feel less feminine or be unhappy about how your clothes fit.

However, even if you’re dissatisfied with simply how your breasts look, you may not necessarily want them to be bigger, which is why a breast lift might be the right option for you. Here’s what you need to know.

 Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation

Referred to as a mastopexy, a breast lift removes excess breast skin and moves the nipple and areola to a higher position. We then shape the breasts before placing internal sutures that prevent the breasts from sagging. As a result, the breasts retain their new shape and rest higher on the chest. On the other hand, breast augmentation requires the use of an implant to shape and lift the breasts. Women often choose this option when they’re looking to increase the size of their breasts.

Are You a Candidate?

Breast implants might not be necessary to achieve the look you want—a breast lift can also make the breasts look bigger and fuller. You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if:

  • The nipples are pointing down
  • The nipples rest below the natural crease beneath the breasts
  • You’re unhappy with your breasts, even after putting on a push-up bra

Of course, having a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to know whether a breast lift, breast augmentation, or different breast enhancement procedure altogether is best for you. During your consultation, I or one of my colleagues will closely evaluate your body structure and discuss your goals to help you understand what’s possible…and how to get there.

Benefits of a Breast Lift

Here’s how a breast lift can help you look the way you want:

  • Improved breast firmness and shape
  • Youthful breast appearance
  • More natural-looking nipple projection
  • Reduced irritation under the breasts
  • Restored self-confidence

Fat Grafting to Raise Breasts

If you want to both lift and increase the size of your chest, we can remove fat cells from the stomach, thighs, or hips and then inject them into the breasts. Because fat grafting is a less invasive procedure, it offers the benefits of both a breast augmentation as well as a lift. And it has a shorter recovery time.

Get more information about getting a breast lift in Austin, Texas, at our multi-physician practice. Give us a call at (512) 244-1439 to get answers to your additional questions or to book your consultation. A friendly member of my team can help you out!

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