Rejuvenate, Raise and Reshape Sagging Breasts With Breast Lift Surgery
Nearly all women develop sagging breasts or empty breasts at some point in her life. Aging and pregnancy are two of the main causes of breasts losing fullness. Often, the breast loses fullness in the upper part of the breast. The fatty breast tissue is heavy. Therefore, it sags downward toward the lower portion of the breast.
Sagging breast skin can affect the position of the nipple as well. Sagging breasts often have a nipple-areola complex that is too low on the breast, furthering the appearance of drooping breasts. The nipple may also point downward in some cases. A breast lift can reposition the nipple to a desirable location in addition to tightening and lifting the breast skin.
The degree of sagging can vary greatly between patients. Skin laxity, age, breast size, number of pregnancies, and heredity all play a role. For example, a woman in her late 30s with large breasts and multiple pregnancies is likely to notice more severe breast sagging than a new mother in her 20s with tight skin and modest bust size. No matter the degree of volume loss and sagging, a breast lift aims to restore the breasts to a more youthful appearance.
How Does Breast Lift Surgery Work?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is designed to tighten loose breast tissue so that the breasts appear perkier and lifted as they did before childbirth or aging. A breast lift uses incisions in order to reshape sagging breasts. These incisions vary depending on the degree of sag of the breast.
For the latest techniques for breast lift Akron plastic surgeon Dr. Pederson is skilled in all three of the latest breast lift techniques, each designed to give the patient an attractive end result. These include:
Doughnut breast lift technique
This method works best to correct minimal breast sagging. The concentric technique, also known medically as the periareolar technique, involves a doughnut-shaped incision around the areola border. Excess skin is trimmed away and nearly sutured closed.
Removing excess breast skin in this way has a beautiful lifting effect on the breast overall. It is also colloquially known as a “doughnut breast lift” due to the rounded shape of the incisions.
The benefit of this procedure is that the scar is less noticeable than the lollipop or anchor technique. The breast lift scar is located around the nipple.
Lollipop breast lift technique
This method works best to correct moderate to severe breast sagging. The lollipop breast lift technique is similar to the concentric technique, but the incision is extended downward. This is also known as a vertical breast lift incision. After Dr. Pederson creates the circular incision around the areola, he will then make a vertical incision from the base of the areola complex toward the breast crease. This has an improved lifting effect for women with more advanced breast sagging.
While it provides a more dramatic lifting effect, the scar is more noticeable. However, women that wish to correct drooping breasts find this is a small price to pay in order to achieve the greater goal of breasts that look more flattering on their body.
Anchor breast lift technique
This method works best to correct more severe cases of breast sagging. With this technique, incisions are made both around the areola to preserve the nipple, as well as on the upper and lower portion of the breast in a shape that resembles an anchor or keyhole. This method is also known as a keyhole breast lift incision. It has the best lifting effect of all the breast lift techniques, but the incisions are more extensive.
All of these types of incisions are specifically designed to minimize scarring. If patients also want more breast volume, Dr. Pedersen can insert implants during breast lift surgery.
Learn more about your breast lift options when you schedule an in-depth consultation with us. We are committed to answering your questions and providing the expert treatment you deserve.
Common Characteristics Of The Ideal Breasts
While the definition of the ‘perfect breasts’ varies considerably from patient to patient, there are several traits that dictate what desirable breast shape and size look like.
Youthful breasts tend to have a perky appearance. They have a cosmetically proportional upper and lower pole fullness, with the majority of the breast tissue located in the lower part of the breast. The breast shape often resembles a teardrop. From the side view, there is a natural slope to the breast along the upper pole and a full, rounded shape at the bottom.
Women that have not yet developed sagging breasts may be able to achieve cleavage with the aid of supportive bras and shaping bras, depending on the size of the breasts. Meanwhile, women with sagging breasts have difficulty creating cleavage due to loss of upper breast fullness.
The bust size differs tremendously among women. A breast size that looks great on one woman may not be suitable for another. In addition, some women prefer larger breasts while others prefer a more modest breast size. Regardless of breast size preference, the ideal breasts match the patient’s body frame and chest wall size. In order to enhance breast size, some women choose to have a breast lift with implants. These are the considerations Dr. Pederson keeps in mind as he reshapes the breast according to your preference with a breast lift.
A Breast Lift Has Many Incredible Benefits
Improving the contours of your breast has several advantages. These include:
Improve Breast Shape & Confidence With A Breast Lift
During a consultation, Dr. Pedersen’s goal is to listen carefully and understand what each woman hopes to achieve with breast lift surgery. Each breast lift Akron plastic surgeon performs is specially customized to the patient’s needs.
Dr. Pederson understands that each woman’s body is as unique as her preferences. Call 330-344-3223 today to book a consultation with Dr. Pederson to learn what breast lift surgery can do for you.
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