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The size and overall shape of the breasts change with age as the skin and fat begin to stretch and elongate, causing the breasts to lose their youthful look. A lot of life-changing conditions such as pregnancy, aging, hereditary conditions, and major fluctuations in body weight can cause changes in the natural shape of breasts. For women who wish to correct the shape and size of their breasts due to any one of these reasons, a breast lift performed by Daniela Atencio, MD, can help.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that’s designed to give the breasts a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance. It can help address cosmetic issues like saggy skin and a droopy appearance. It’s important to note, however, that this procedure is not designed to increase breast size. It simply tightens the tissues surrounding the breasts by removing the excess skin and lifting the remaining skin to achieve improved contours and a perkier appearance.
What to Expect During Your Breast Lift Surgery
To begin, Daniela Atencio, MD, will administer an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. A series of incisions are made on the breast, through which excess fat is drained out. The elongated skin is also removed through these incisions, and the remaining skin is pulled in to make the breasts tighter and more contoured.
The position and size of the incisions and the amount of skin and fat removed depend on various factors, such as pre-existing shape and curves of the breasts, the position of nipples and areolas, the amount of sagging and elasticity, and the quality of the skin around the breasts.
There are three main types of incision patterns that are used for this procedure. The first pattern is circular and is made around the areola. This pattern results in shorter-looking more upright breasts. The second pattern is around the areola and then vertically downward. This incision is made to correct sagging and provides a more youthful appearance. The final incision is around the areola, vertically down, and along the breast crease. This incision is mainly used to control the growth of the breasts and give them a better overall shape.
Ideal Candidates for the Breast Lift
A breast lift is an excellent cosmetic procedure for women who desire a more uplifted and youthful look for their breasts. Women considering breast lift surgery should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations. We advise that you be within your ideal weight range, since fluctuations in weight can alter the end results. Pregnant women should be wary of this procedure, as breasts stretch normally during pregnancy, which might offset the results of the procedure.
This surgery is only meant for attaining better body proportions and is not meant for increasing breast size. Those who are looking for larger breasts should consider implants or combining a breast lift with implants.
Contact Our Office
A breast lift can help redefine the contours of your breasts for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance that appears more youthful and perkier. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.