Like all other women, your body changes as you age due to the effects of your unique genetic makeup, pregnancy, and gravity, causing your breasts to drop or sag. Although you may not notice it overnight, as sagging continues it begins to look unflattering and uncomfortable to live with. Achieving the results you desire is something that Harvard trained, plastic surgeon Dr. Davidson strives to achieve. He utilizes precision and experience as one of Boston’s best plastic surgeons to help his patients achieve their desired look with a natural appearance.
Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that lifts and rejuvenates the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening breast tissue. The new shape and breast contour relieves the loss of skin elasticity due to the effects of aging, weight fluctuation, gravity, genetic makeup and pregnancy. Women who are comfortable with the fullness and size of their breasts will gain great satisfaction with raised, more firm breasts associated with a youthful figure. If a change in volume is desired then Dr. Davidson will suggest breast lift with augmentation.
Breast Lift Candidates
Women who are comfortable with the size of their breasts but uncomfortable with the degree of sagging and hanging are the ideal candidates for a breast lift. A breast lift can rejuvenate the entire body and mind by helping to create a more youthful figure. Heavy, sagging breasts can increase the risks of neck and back pain, skin irritation and irregular posture. Many woman are unhappy with a sagging bust line and seek out the benefits a breast lift can offer. There are many reasons why women experience a loss of skin elasticity in their breasts including:
- Post pregnancy effects
- Significant weight loss
- Signs of aging
- Effects of genetics and gravity
Surgeons require that patients be in good physical and mental health before committing to the surgery. They should also express realistic expectations and that the procedure is for themselves and no one else.
Patients will also have to achieve a comfortable body weight, one in which they will maintain. Otherwise they run the risk of reappearance of sagging. This includes women who have had their last child and are no longer breastfeeding.
Dr. Davidson evaluates each patient’s case and determines if a breast lift is suitable and beneficial in regards to achieving the patients desired results.
Long Lasting Results
After a few weeks of rest and recovery the results become visible and the breast position settles into it’s new position and contour. Though aging can’t be stopped, the outcome of the breast shape will last longer if the patient does the following:
- Maintains body weight
- Practices healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise
- Regular use of an appropriately fitting bra
- Commits to avoid use of tobacco and cigarettes
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the effects of breast lift will be long lasting unless the patient becomes pregnant or experiences an increase in body weight. The effects of gravity and aging can’t be stopped, but a breast lift can turn back the clock.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
Women can achieve the results that they are aiming for with breast lift. Their breasts become firmer and rest higher on the chest. The position of areolas and nipples are also enhanced and moved to their natural position on the breast rather than pointing downwards.
Every woman wishes to maintain her youthful appearance for as long as she possibly can. There is no shame in wanting to raise your breasts to a higher and normal position. The breast lift is designed to restore skin elasticity, as long as the patient can maintain ideal body weight and adapt to a healthier lifestyle. For more information on breast lift visit Dr. Davidson and discover how you can regain raised and youthful-looking breasts.