Though we, as a society, are often focused on the size of a woman’s breasts, more women are probably worried about sagging breasts. Breasts sag for various reasons, and this inevitable process happens to all women, except those with extremely small breasts. Breasts sag due to gravity and age, excessive wight loss, and the effects of pregnancy and lactation. Sagging breasts are often a source of embarrassment for many women. That’s why many women consider breast lift surgery to improve their appearance and bolster their self esteem.
Just like any type of surgery, the procedure should be performed by a qualified, board-certified surgeon. Once you have been properly anesthetized, the surgeon makes an incision from the breast crease to the lower part of the areola, and then removes any extra skin above the areola. If your breasts have lost volume, the surgeon may also decide to combine the surgery with breast augmentation, but that is a decision between you and your surgeon. You will normally remain overnight in the hospital and be released once your surgeon is comfortable that the procedure has been free of any complications.
The Advantages of Breast Lift Surgery
- Perkier, more youthful-looking breasts
- An ability to wear more types of clothing
- An increase in self confidence and self-esteem.
The Disadvantages of Breast Lift Surgery
- Time spent in the hospital and recovering at home
- Scarring – though swelling, pain, and bruising go away rather quickly, scars may last for some time.
There are a few things you can do to prevent sagging. Wearing sports bra during any active sports can prevent breasts from bouncing, which can injure and stretch the ligaments inside the breasts. Women should also avoid wearing bras at all times to avoid muscle and ligament atrophy. Taking a casual walk and allowing the breasts to bounce gently can keep the ligaments in shape. Women can also make sure to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle, which will help the ligaments and muscles stay in peak condition.
If your breasts are sagging and you feel that their appearance is making you look older or out of shape, you may want to consider breast lift surgery. Many women have bolstered their self-esteem by having this surgery performed by a qualified surgeon. For women in the Chicago area, contact Dr. Otto Placik, a board-certified surgeon, to find out more about breast lift surgery.