Gravity isn’t kind to a woman’s breasts. Add to its constant downward pull pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight gain and loss, and decreasing skin elasticity that comes with age and the result is drooping, sagging breasts that aren’t as firm or as high on the chest as they were in younger days.
With those sagging breasts can come sagging spirits. But it doesn’t have to be that way — a breast lift with Dr. Hetzler can perk up your breasts, and your outlook!
Clinically known as mastopexy, a breast lift returns your breasts to higher position on the chest and removes excess skin and fat. If you choose, your areolae can even be reduced.
How do I know if I need a breast lift?
If your breasts have flattened and hang lower on your chest, a breast lift can bring them back to a higher position. If your breasts are nowhere near as firm as they once were, a breast lift can return that firmness. It can also make breasts that are somewhat asymmetrical symmetrical.
It is important to note that a breast lift doesn’t affect the size of your breasts, nor the fullness. If you want to change the size and roundness of your breasts, you should opt to have a breast lift with augmentation. Also, some people feel as if they lose maybe a half cup size in a breast lift due to the tightening of the tissue. This could be another reason to combine your lift with augmentation.
These should be some of the complaints you have if you’re considering a breast lift with Dr. Hetzler:
- Your breasts sag.
- Your breast skin has stretched and lost elasticity.
- Your breasts have lost shape and volume.
- Your breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous.
- Your nipples point downward.
- Your breasts are asymmetrical.
The breast lift
There are different incisions options. During your consultation, you will discuss these with Dr. Hetzler. Your individual situation will usually dictate the method.
Three incision types are common. In cases where the patient has smaller breasts with minimal sagging, Dr. Hetzler will use a donut-shaped incision around the areola. This is called small-incision mastopexy. The other two incision types are lollipop or anchor. On both of those, the incision circles the areolae and then moves down to the breast crease, also advancing outward to each side in an anchor incision.
Once the incision has been made, Dr. Hetzler reshapes the breast tissue to a new, higher contour. The nipple and areola is relocated on each breast to a higher position and can be trimmed down if desired. The final step is to trim away any excess skin caused by decreasing elasticity.
If you feel that your breasts have sunken and your spirits with them, call Dr. Hetzler at 732-219-0447 and let’s discuss the possibilities of a breast lift.