If you'redissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you're not alone. According to recent statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lift procedures have grown by 70 percent since 2000, now 2-to-1 in comparison to breast implants.
Many women are no longer interested in completely changing the appearance of their breasts, but rather, prefer subtle changes to what they already have. By undergoing a breast lift procedure, patients can enhance their overall figure, creating a perkier, more uplifted appearance.
After undergoing a breast liftprocedure, patients often report higher self esteem, more confidence and an overall happier outlook on life.
A breast lift targets the excess skin around the pair, tightening the surrounding tissue and in effect reshaping the area. By doing so, a more contoured, rejuvenated appearance is created.
Over time, a woman's breasts often lose their youthful shape and firmness. In addition to age, other factors that affect these changes include:
- Hereditary disposition
- Weight fluctuations
There are many techniques that surgeons use to perform a breast lift. One of the most common though is an anchor-like incision along the underside of the breast. This incision wraps around the area where the skin will later be removed, determining the eventual location of the nipples.
"Breast lift procedures have grown by 70% since 2000."
Once the excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are moved into a higher position, bringing the skin down and reshaping the breast overall. The incision site often changes based on patient preference and surgeon technique.
The surgery can last anywhere between one and three hours.
Dr. Anthony Taglienti of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists specializes inbreast cosmetic surgery and reconstruction. Schedule a consultation today to learn more.