Many women arrive at Banff Plastic Surgery discouraged by sagging or drooping breasts. They feel that fashionable bralettes, stretchy sports bras or going braless altogether are not viable options because their breasts need significant support to stay up. Breast sagging, also called breast ptosis, is very common: aging, pregnancy, significant weight loss or simply having heavier breasts can result in pendulousness and lower positioning. If you often wish that your breasts would keep their volume and shape without the help of heavily underwired bras, you can elevate your look this fall with a breast lift.
Lift vs. Augmentation
A breast augmentation might be the first procedure that comes to mind when you think about changing the appearance of your breasts. However, if you are happy with the size of your breasts but wish to make them appear more firm or “perky,” a breast lift, also called a mastopexy, might be a better fit.
The main difference between a lift and an augmentation is that augmentations include the insertion of size-enhancing implants. You can combine an augmentation with a lift, but on its own an augmentation will not reposition your breasts or nipples.
During a breast lift, your surgeon makes an incision near your areola, removes excess skin and moves your areola into an elevated position. There are different types of incisions your surgeon can use depending on the severity of your ptosis and whether your areolas require repositioning or reduction. Following your procedure, sagging breasts will sit higher on your chest and splayed nipples will be centered.
Cozy Up to Daily Comfort
The level of support that drooping breasts need often limits your undergarment options to stiff underwires, thick shoulder straps and styles meant for function rather than fashion. While supportive bras may help you feel better about your outward appearance, this often comes at the cost of limited movement, straps digging into your skin or neck and shoulder pain. If you are excited for fall’s soft sweaters and warm scarves but dread the need to wear a restricting bra even under your bulkiest layers, a breast lift can help. When your breasts can support themselves, you can feel comfortable in wireless bras or without a bra entirely.
Feel Confident in Your Fall Routine
The end of summer means returning to a busy schedule of work and school, and the beginning of the holiday season. A breast lift can give you the renewed confidence and energy you need to face the fall with your best self forward. If age or pregnancy have caused your breasts to start sagging, you may be feeling like your body is going through changes outside of your control. A lift can help you reclaim your self-esteem and restore a youthful figure. If recent weight loss has caused your breasts to lose volume, it can be discouraging to feel better about your health but still struggle with your body image. Lifting your breasts can help you achieve the fit, toned figure you have been working towards.
If you’re ready to boost your comfort and confidence this fall, Banff Plastic Surgery is here to help. Call us today at 403-762-2055 to schedule a consultation and find out if a breast lift is right for you. We are also here to answer any questions you may have about other options for breast enhancement such as augmentation or reduction.