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The Year of You: Breast Lifts


You have undoubtedly made several New Year’s resolutions for 2017, some of which might include improving your body. Depending on your personal experiences over the years, your body may have begun to change in ways that you don’t like.

The breasts, in particular, can be a cause of concern for many women, especially if they have sagging skin that causes the breasts to droop or an enlarged areola that looks stretched and worn. If this sounds like you, then you might consider the many options available in breast rejuvenation, including those associated with a breast lift procedure.

If you decide that a breast lift will benefit your appearance, then there are are a few things about the surgery that you should know. Afterward, it’s best to schedule a consultation at Coastal Plastic Surgeons to find out whether the procedure is right for you!

What Does a Breast Lift Treat?

When deciding on the best procedure for your aesthetic goals, it’s helpful to know what various surgeries can treat. A breast lift targets excess skin surrounding the breasts that make them drop down from the chest wall. The surgery removes the skin and raises the breasts to a more appealing and youthful position. Your surgeon will tighten the skin around the breasts to improve the overall breast contour, and the areola is reshaped and placed in a better position.

What if a Breast Lift Isn’t Enough?

For women with significant skin around the breasts, enlarged areolas, or breasts that take on a flat or uneven appearance, a breast lift may be highly beneficial; however, the procedure will not do much to alter the size of the breasts. If you are interested in increasing or decreasing breast size, then a breast augmentation or reduction in combination with a breast lift may give you the results you desire.

Other Aspects to Consider

During a consultation, you and your surgeon can discuss whether a breast lift will meet your expectations, and together, you can design a treatment plan that produces the best outcome. You will also review procedural details and discuss your recovery so that you have a full understanding of what breast lift surgery entails. To receive breast lift surgery, you should be in good general health and able to maintain a stable weight.

Because you are undergoing surgery, you can expect to be put under general anesthesia and experience some downtime afterward. You may have to take some time off of work and minimize your activity for the first few weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will help you prepare for recovery with specific post-operative instructions that detail how you should care for your breasts, but it’s also helpful to organize your home and brief loved ones about what they can expect as you heal.

Breast lift surgery is designed to be specific for you, which is why it’s best to meet with your surgeon to craft a unique treatment plan for your needs. To get started on your breast lift and complete your New Year’s resolution, contact Coastal Plastic Surgeons at (858) 365-3558 today and schedule a consultation.