The Unique Benefits Of Breast Lift Revealed
In my practice, breast surgery consultations begin with the patient describing her exact concerns and articulating her specific dissatisfactions with the appearance of her breasts. Patients who are interested in a breast lift often have breast sag or “ptosis,” which is a condition that can result from breast-feeding, weight loss, weight gain, or sun damage to the skin of the chest. By performing an examination, I can clearly determine whether a breast lift is necessary—with or without a simultaneous breast augmentation—or whether a breast augmentation alone would achieve the results that the patient is seeking. At our practice, about 50% of breast lift patients opt for a simultaneous breast augmentation.
The purpose of a breast lift is to remove redundant skin and a very small amount of breast tissue. The procedure rarely requires the removal of the nipple/areola, preserving breast and nipple sensation. Most of my patients are very satisfied with the results of their new look, and since I have been in practice for over thirty years, I have the privilege of seeing my breast lift patients many years after their initial procedure. While occasionally a lift revision is recommended, most of my breast lift procedures last a minimum of 10-15 years.