How can you know if you will need a breast lift, a breast reduction or breast augmentation to correct sagging to create your breasts more young appearing? It is also a leading concern for individual consultations in my practice. Breast surgery is consistently in the Top five procedures for women requesting cosmetic surgery based on the American Society of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Sagging or droopy breasts are frequent concerns for women seeking consultations from plastic surgeons. There are specific procedures that are more successful in addressing these physical findings. Let’s begin with the “pencil test” because it’s a simple and a noticeable way to tell if breast lift surgery might be helpful to correct this condition. The pencil test will help to detect true sagging. Place a pencil under your breast in which it is attached to your chest and when your nipple hangs beneath the pencil when you sit or stand, then you might consider a breast lift.
True sagging or drooping of a woman’s nipples can occur after Boca Raton Raton FL Raccoon Removal pregnancy or as a consequence of any dramatic weight gain/loss. True sagging refers to the location of the nipple position below the crease under your breast. I do not recommend breast lift surgery if nipples are above the crease or in the level of the crease. Breast augmentation is usually sufficient to correct the sagging breast shape typically, where the nipples are over the crease. The natural position is about one half to three-quarters of an inch above the crease. Positioning the nipples any greater than this can result in an odd breast look. The size of the areola can also be reduced during the procedure if desired by the individual.
Breast augmentation or breast reduction may be considered to change the size, shape and contour of the breasts, when a breast lift wouldn’t be suggested to achieve the desired improvement. As with all breast surgery, size is a personal choice and all options should be discussed during your consultation with your surgeon. Breast surgery is often part of the joint procedures commonly referred to Mommy Makeovers, along with abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Mommy Makeovers are intended to address undesired physical changes that may persist after pregnancy.