What’s The Best Way To Lift Sagging Breasts? - PSNY


March 2023

What’s The Best Way To Lift Sagging Breasts?

Breast sagging, also known as breast ptosis, is a natural occurrence that can happen due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or genetics. This is completely normal, but unforeseen shifts in appearance can impact a person’s mental health, confidence, and self-esteem. If your breasts have lost some of their shape, you might be looking to regain their youthful elasticity. The question is: what’s the best way to lift sagging breasts?

In this article, we’ll explore your options for lifting and restoring your breast volume.

Why Do Breasts Lose Their Elasticity?

No matter their size or shape, breasts begin to sag over time for several reasons, including:

  1. Age: As women age, their skin loses collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins that keep the skin firm and supple. This can cause the breasts to sag and lose their elasticity.
  2. Weight fluctuations: Rapid weight gain or loss can cause the breast tissue to stretch, shrink and sag.
  3. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breast tissue expands and contracts, which can cause the ligaments and skin to stretch and lose their elasticity.
  4. Genetics: Some women may be genetically predisposed to having breasts with less elasticity.
  5. Lifestyle factors: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and diet can all contribute to loss of skin elasticity, which can affect the breasts as well.

It’s important to note that while breast sagging is a natural part of aging, wearing a well-fitting bra and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help slow down the process. Additionally, some cosmetic procedures, such as breast lift surgery or breast augmentation, can also help improve breast elasticity. While the goal of both of these procedures is to restore the appearance of youthful breasts, the approach is different. Let’s dive into how each works.

Should I Get A Breast Lift Or A Breast Augmentation?

Breast lifts and breast augmentations are two different procedures. You might opt for one procedure over the other based on your cosmetic goals, age and lifestyle.

Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves placing breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscle to enhance the size, shape, and fullness of the breasts.

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure and is often chosen by women who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts, or who have lost breast volume due to weight loss, aging, or pregnancy. It is also used in breast reconstruction surgery for women who have undergone mastectomy (surgical removal of one or both breasts) due to breast cancer. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves making an incision either under the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit, through which the implant is inserted and positioned. After the procedure, patients usually need to rest for a few days and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks until they’ve fully recovered.

On the other hand, a breast lift involves reshaping, sagging or drooping breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the breast tissue.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions in the breast tissue and removes excess skin. The nipple and areola (the dark skin around the nipple) are then repositioned to a higher position on the breast, and the breast tissue is reshaped and lifted to achieve a more natural-looking and youthful contour. The size of the areola can also be reduced if desired.

Breast lift surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient’s preference and the extent of the procedure. Recovery time can vary, but most patients can resume normal activities within a few weeks after surgery. The results of a breast lift can be long-lasting, but factors such as aging and weight fluctuations can affect the outcome over time.

Receiving a professional consultation for breast augmentation or a breast lift is an excellent way to discover which procedure is right for you.

How Much Does A Breast Lift Cost?

There is a lot of variability of cosmetic surgery pricing, usually based upon a surgeons experience, expertise and attention to safety. A patient must understand that like anything else you may get what you pay for. At Plastic Surgery of New York we pride ourselves on giving patients both, the highest level of expertise and the highest level of safety all done at competitive prices. That is what separates us from so many other practices. A breast lift can vary from $ 5,000.00 to $ 10,0000.00, depending on the surgeon’s expertise, location, and other factors. It is also important to note that the cost of the procedure may not include additional fees or added procedures such as breast augmentation or liposuction.

The team at Plastic Surgery of New York is always available to answer any questions regarding breast lifts and breast augmentations. For more information or to talk to one of our expert staff members, give us a call at 855-770-1121. We’ll even set up a consultation free of charge.

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