What Makes for an Ideal Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
If you’re interested in learning more about the possibly of breast lift surgery in Colorado, then we can help. At Boulder Plastic Surgery, we’re committed to helping you achieve a fulfilling self-image, both through surgical and non-surgical means. Regardless of breast size, a breast lift is an effective way to both raise and firm one’s breasts. Many factors can contribute to the loss of skin elasticity — and thus reduced firmness of the breasts — including breastfeeding, weight loss, and the effects of gravity with age. If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, visit us for a consultation.
When Should You Opt for a Breast Lift Procedure?
Breast lift surgery is not something to be undertaken lightly. There are essentially three reasons to look into the procedure:
- The breasts are pendulous.
- The breasts lack the desired firmness.
- The nipples point downward and/or hang particularly low.
These traits are often inherited, but can be influenced by the aforementioned causes. In any case, while there are no restrictions on when the procedure can be performed, it’s recommended to wait until breast development has completed.
Generally, a breast lift is performed by making incisions along the natural contours of the breasts to define a new, higher location for the nipple and areola. Three incisions are standard, with one being made around the areola, one being made from the areola to the crease under the breast, and the third being made horizontally along the breast crease. The areola may also sometimes be reduced in size.
There are a number of possible variations on this technique, which are largely dependent on the breasts’ size and shape, as well as the degree of sagging. For instance, it’s sometimes possible to avoid the incision beneath the breasts; it’s also possible to undergo breast enlargement during this procedure, depending on one’s needs.
Contact Boulder Plastic Surgery for More Information
Whether you’re interested in a breast lift or a different procedure, we can explain everything to you at Boulder Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kuisle and Dr. Hartley boast over 30 years of combined experience, and are ready to put this expertise to work for you. So make an appointment today and let us help you realize your ideal self-image.