Many women are concerned about the appearance of their breasts, particularly women who feel they have loose or sagging breast tissue. While many women may be able to trick the eye with a push-up bra, the fact of the matter is that once that bra comes off, breast tissue will still be as loose as before – and that can be a detriment to self-confidence. Luckily, the sympathetic experts at Finesse Cosmetic Laser and Lipo in Waltham, MA know that a breast lift can be immensely helpful to women who are struggling with loose breast tissue.
A breast lift is a type of cosmetic breast procedure, but the goal of this procedure is to correct the tightness and placement of breast tissue. Other procedures, such as augmentation, increase the size of the breast with artificial implants. For women between the ages of 25 and 65 who want a more natural-looking result, a lift procedure is ideal.
Does a Breast Lift Look Natural?
Yes! The entire goal of a breast lift is to create results that look natural. The basic principle behind a lift procedure is to use the existing breast tissue to reshape and elevate the breasts. In simple terms, this procedure works by removing excess skin from the breasts, tightening breast tissues, and repositioning the nipples so the entire breast appears tighter, higher, and more youthful-looking.
The natural-looking result of a lift procedure is one of the main reasons women seek this treatment. While the results of breast augmentation can certainly appear normal when the right implants are used, most women who want natural-looking results will opt for a lift procedure because only their natural breast tissue is used to rejuvenate their appearance. If this is something you are interested in, this procedure may be an ideal option for you.
Will Breasts Feel Natural?
Yes, your breasts will feel natural after a lift procedure. Many women have the belief that any cosmetic breast procedure will make the breasts feel hard or unnatural, but the truth is that even breast augmentation with implants can have a natural feel when certain implants are used. Since a lift procedure does not include implants and your existing breast tissue will be settled into a better position, you can expect your breasts to feel slightly firmer, but still natural.
Why Are Natural Results So Important?
Ask a dozen women why they want natural results, and you’ll probably get twelve different answers back. There is no single reason to prefer natural results over more cosmetic results. That said, there are a few common reasons why women opt for a procedure that can produce natural results.
For example, some women believe their partners will find them more attractive if their results are natural-looking and natural-feeling. Other women may simply have a preference for natural aesthetics, or may not want to have any artificial implants in their bodies. Other women still may prefer natural results to better match their body proportions, or because they plan to have children in the future. No matter the reason, desiring natural-looking results from your cosmetic procedure is perfectly normal.
Why Do Women Consider a Lift Procedure?
So, why do women seek a breast lift or any other cosmetic breast procedure for that matter? Again, there isn’t any single reason why women may be motivated to have a cosmetic procedure, but there are a few common factors that women cite. For example, women who lose natural breast volume because of aging or weight changes may seek a lift procedure to tighten tissues and feel more youthful.
For other women, a breast procedure may not even be a consideration until after pregnancy and breastfeeding. During pregnancy, many women experience an increase in breast size, but when they are no longer breastfeeding, the size and shape of their breasts drastically change. A lift procedure can restore the appearance of the breast after childbirth and breastfeeding, while also not creating complications for future pregnancies.
How Do You Know If You Need This Procedure?
How can a woman decide whether she needs a lift procedure or breast augmentation? While the ultimate decision will come down to aesthetic goals, for the most part, women decide to have these procedures based on current breast appearance. Unlike other parts of your body, there is no way to tone breast tissue with exercise, so it’s unlikely that your breast tissue will tighten without cosmetic attention.
Many women consider a breast procedure when they notice features of their breasts that are not in line with their ideal image. By vision alone, women can identify that breast tissue is loose, sagging, deflated, or even asymmetric. One hallmark of sagging breasts is downward-pointing nipples or nipples that sit low on the breasts. The appearance of longer breasts or breasts that “swing” can also be an indicator.
Are Sagging Breasts Natural?
Breasts come in all shapes, sizes, and densities, so there honestly isn’t a “wrong” way for breasts to look. Many women develop naturally sagging or low-volume breasts during puberty, just like many women develop perkier breasts during puberty. Very young women who have not had children or lost weight can nave naturally sagging breasts.
At the end of the day, whether or not you are satisfied with the appearance of your natural breasts can only be determined by you. While there are certainly modern aesthetic standards that many women try to achieve, it’s important to appreciate your natural breasts and make your choices about breast procedures based on what would make you feel more confident.
What Can You Expect From This Procedure?
A breast lift is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that will generally be completed in only a few hours. Your procedure will be planned around your aesthetic preferences, as your surgeon will keep your body shape and your aesthetic goals in mind as they lift and tighten your breast tissue. A consultation will plan the details of your procedure so you can get the exact results you are looking for.
Preparation and Recovery
There are some things you will need to do to prepare for your procedure, such as temporarily stopping blood-thinning medications and tobacco consumption at least one to two weeks before your procedure. You may need to complete blood work, a mammogram, and other labs before your surgery date, as well.
It’s helpful to arrange for short-term care after your procedure so you can ease into recovery. The first two to three days after your procedure will likely be when you need the most help with cleansing the treatment area, arranging pillows for rest, preparing meals, and changing clothes. You should drink plenty of water, sleep on your back, and walk around the house regularly during the first few days. A compression bra will be necessary for three to six weeks.
When Will You See Results?
Women who have a lift procedure will generally see the results of this treatment much more quickly than women who have other breast procedures. While you will be able to return to work one to two weeks after your procedure, you will generally not see the results of your treatment until about six weeks, which is when your breasts will be completely healed.
How Long Do Results Last?
Ideally, the result of a lift procedure will last for several years or decades, depending on your age. If there is no reason for your breast tissue to drastically change, such as from pregnancy or weight gain, then your results will last for as long as the breast tissue remains tight. Women who have a lift procedure earlier in life may notice that breast tissue begins to sag with aging after middle age; some of these women elect to have a second lift procedure to extend results at that time.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Women between the ages of 25 and 65 are generally qualified for this procedure if they have a moderate amount of existing breast tissue. If your breasts are naturally smaller, a lift procedure may need to be combined with breast augmentation to achieve your ideal results. Women who are not satisfied with the height or tightness of their breasts, along with women who have breast asymmetry, may be perfect for this procedure.
Enjoy Natural Results
If natural-looking and natural-feeling results are important for you, a breast lift procedure may be an ideal option to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Whether your breast tissue has started to sag because of aging, breastfeeding, or your breasts simply developed that way after puberty, this procedure has many ideal candidates. Contact us at Finesse Cosmetic Laser and Lipo in Waltham, MA to schedule your consultation today.