How Do I Know if it’s the Right Time for a Breast Lift?

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A mastopexy, or breast lift, is a common breast surgery. Due to, or possibly in spite of, its popularity, many people do not understand what a breast lift is, what it’s used for, the difference between a breast lift and implants, and when the right time is to get a breast lift.

A breast lift is a procedure where the breast is raised to a perkier, firmer position. Also, stretched areolas are reduced during a breast lift. A breast lift will not increase the size or roundness of your breasts.

Mastopexy is used to rejuvenate breasts that have become moderately to severely droopy due to time or the effects of motherhood. Breast implants are also used to increase the firmness of breasts and to decrease stretched areolas.

Breast implants and lifts are often thought to be the same procedure, but they’re very different. Here’s a quick guide to tell which is right for you:

  • You may want a breast lift if you have moderate or worse drooping, you do not want to increase the size of your breasts, your nipples point downward or your areolas are stretched too large.
  • You may want breast implants if your breasts droop mildly, you want larger breasts, and your nipples are not drooping downward.
  • Getting both a breast lift and implants is right for you if you have moderate to severe drooping, you would like to increase your breast size, and you would like to maintain the roundness and direction of your breasts.

Of course, the only way to know for sure whether you are a breast lift candidate is to visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck for a one-on-one consultation.

To schedule your consultation, please contact Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery at 6505706066. We serve all of the Bay Area, California, including San Francisco, San Jose and San Mateo.


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