If your breasts do not sit quite where they used to be, a breast lift could be exactly the treatment that you’ve been looking for. These days, lifts are easier and more effective than ever. Our team at The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton, Florida has helped many women just like you look and feel their best. If your breasts could use a little pick me up, talk to our expert team, and learn more about your options.
What Does a Breast Lift Involve?
Lifts are outpatient treatments that only take a handful of hours to perform. The good news is that you will probably only need one lift in your lifetime. Most people find that their breasts stay right in position after the lift is done. Although everyone is different, the basic treatment is to lift the breast tissue and remove any excess skin. Sometimes the areola is reduced in size as well to make the breasts look more aesthetically appealing. Talk to our team about your goals, and we will come up with the best treatment plan for you.
Types of Treatments Available
There are two basic types of lift treatments available; Incision Mastopexy and Vertical Mastopexy. We will walk you through the details of both types of treatments during your initial consultation. Essentially, the Incision Mastopexy removes more excess skin, which is an excellent option for those who have lost a significant amount of weight or undergone several pregnancies.
Additional Breast Augmentation
Sometimes people want a larger cup size with their lift, so a concurrent breast augmentation is an option. At The Plastic Surgery Center, we offer many augmentation options are will be happy to discuss the right one for you and your body type.
The “Mommy Makeover”
Mommy Makeovers have been gaining in popularity over the last several years, and it is very easy to see why! Pregnancy can take a huge toll on women’s’ bodies, and the Mommy Makeover helps to put everything back in place, as good as new. Mommy Makeovers generally involve a lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and can include additional treatments like breast augmentation or stomach contouring.
You don’t need to be a mommy to get one of these treatments either. At The Plastic Surgery Center, we can help you sculpt your perfect body through a series of treatments designed just for you.
Why Do People Get This Treatment?
There are plenty of reasons why people opt to lift their breasts. Simple gravity takes a toll on all of our bodies, moving previously high breasts lower on our torsos and causing our nipples to point downwards instead of out. Although you can get a breast lift at any age, the majority of people who opt for these treatments are in their 40s or 50s, and many have had multiple pregnancies or weight loss. The elasticity in their chests is not what it used to be, and they want the youthful bodies that they once had. Fortunately, with this simple treatment, virtually anyone can get their old body back.
There are several immediate benefits to getting a lift, and over time, most people notice more and more of them:
- Higher, rounder breasts
- More self-confidence
- A chest that looks better in clothes
- A more aesthetically-pleasing areola
- A slimmer appearance
You might also feel more confident wearing swimsuits or tops that you didn’t have the confidence to wear before and experience more intimate joy with your partner due to an enhanced sense of confidence and body image.
Additional Breast Treatments
At The Plastic Surgery Center, we offer many different types of treatments to address all of your breast concerns. Sometimes patients like to combine one or more of these treatments with their breast lift. Talk to us about your specific needs and we will give you our expert opinion on the best course of action for you. Our primary goal is to give you the white-glove treatment and to make sure that you are happy with the process every step of the way.
Breast augmentation is a very popular treatment that can make your breasts appear larger or fuller. Some women like to have an augmentation done along with their lift, especially if their breasts are thin or narrow. We offer two different kinds of augmentation treatments. Talk to our team to determine which one works best for you. All of our treatment plans are perfectly safe and effective.
Saline implants are saltwater-based and have a firmer feel than silicone ones. They are better for women with more native breast tissue and are FDA approved for women over the age of 18.
The benefit of silicone is that it looks and feels a lot like native breast tissue. Made out of gel, silicone implants can be used to increase the volume of your breasts and change their shape. Silicone implants are not FDA approved for women under 22.
Autologous Breast Fat Transfer
The autologous breast fat transfer treatment is an exciting new method that uses the patients’ own fat to reshape and enhance their breasts. This treatment is popular for two reasons; since you are using your own organic material, there is less chance that you will have an allergic reaction or problem with the implant, and you get to remove unwanted tissue from another area of the body. Most people see it as a true win-win!
Talk to our team about what option is best for you.
On the other hand, sometimes people want to reduce the size of their breasts during the lift. Too-large breasts can feel and look cumbersome and contribute to other health complaints like back issues or poor posture. They can even cause your bra straps to cut into your shoulder tissue. Sometimes, larger breasts can even make you look heavier than you actually are by hanging too low on your frame.
Breasts can be reduced and lifted at the same time, giving you a more streamlined look and boosting your self-esteem at the same time.
Lifestyle Choices for Perky Breasts
A breast lift is one way to raise your chest and help you look perkier and healthier, but you can also change your lifestyle to keep your chest nice and high before or after the treatment.
Invest in a Good Bra
A good bra is so important. Your bra is your last line of defense against sagging, so it’s important to have a proper, professional bra fitting and invest in bras that won’t let you down. Get good bras with a lot of support even if you have to spend a little bit of extra money on them. It’s worth it in the long run. Not only will your breasts stay higher, but your back will likely feel better, your posture should improve, and you may just look slimmer and more fit overall.
Smoking can do a lot of damage to your health and body, including decreasing the elasticity of your skin. As the skin around your breasts loses its elasticity, your chest will begin to sag. Butt out the cigarettes to keep your breasts lifted up higher, in addition to many other health and beauty benefits. Even cutting back will help protect you against premature aging and the health effects of cigarettes.
Protect Your Skin
The sun might feel so good on your skin, but it can also wreak havoc on your chest. Sun damage can lead to wrinkles and make skin look looser and saggier. Protect your delicate chest with a good SPF, and make sure that you reapply it if you go into the water or are outside for a prolonged period of time. You can also wear a light-weight shirt in a light color to keep the sun’s rays off your skin.
Work out those pecs! Your breasts rest right on top of your pectoral muscles, so by simply working out your chest, you will strengthen the muscles behind your breasts and make them appear higher. It’s important to note that you can’t actually strengthen your breast tissue itself. Breast tissue is made up of fat, not muscle, but you can strengthen your chest muscles and your core. Additionally, exercise can lead to better posture over time, which will help stand straighter and make your breasts appear to be higher as a result.
Invest in a good exercise bra. It’s tempting to buy cheap bras for exercising, but when you’re moving your body around a lot, you need your breasts to be secure. Excess bouncing during your cardio can cause your breasts to sag even more. It’s important to get fitted for an exercise bra, just as you would for any other type of bra. Do the jump test to make sure that your breasts don’t move when you do. If they stay put, you know that you have a winner.
Stop Crash Dieting
Crash dieting can cause our weight to fluctuate dramatically and make our skin stretch and contract more than it is comfortable doing. Excessive weight loss and weight gain will almost certainly make your breasts sag, so try to keep an even keel when it comes to dieting. The best idea is to eat a diet rich in the right types of foods, stick to an exercise regimen that works for you, and try to incorporate other healthy lifestyle habits, like a good sleep schedule and stress-relief plan, into your life.
These lifestyle tips can help your breasts stay perky and high and can also spill over into other areas of your life and wellness. Start small and take actionable steps to work towards a healthier you.
Reclaim Your Body Today
If your breasts simply don’t look the way that they used to, we can help. Our team has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and we believe in personalized care, compassionate and actionable treatment plans, and involving you every step of the way. Your comfort is our mandate, and we want you to have the best possible experience. All of our treatments are safe, effective, and as minimally invasive as possible. Our goal is to help you walk away feeling renewed and confident, as well as looking youthful and naturally your best.
A breast lift can enhance your body and give you back the look and feel of your younger days. Let us help you find your personal Fountain of Youth. Contact The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton, Florida at 1-800-941-4302 for a no-pressure consultation on your options.