More and more, women are not so much seeking out breasts they never had but instead, are desiring to recreate the breasts they once had. In hopes of rejuvenating their bosom to a more youthful contour, many of our patients are increasingly opting to create an uplifted bust line and choosing to undergo a breast lift. Not exclusive to Seattle Plastic Surgery Center, the American Society of Plastic Surgery reports that in the past fifteen years, the number of breast lifts performed has increased by 75%.
Why a Lift?
As time passes, breasts tend to droop as the skin and ligaments that once supported a perky breast line are stretched and weakened. A woman’s breast shape is dependent on her age, body shape, and breast size. More so, factors such as weight fluctuation, pregnancy, breast feeding, and menopause can take their toll on a woman’s breasts.
True to its name, a breast lift seemingly lifts the breasts into a more youthful position. As Dr. Grenley explains, a breast lift will reshape your breast and, as it pushes your breast tissue upwards, the fullness at the bottom of your breast will be moved into the mid and lower portion of your lifted breast. In doing this, Dr. Grenley is able to create a better position for a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape and contour.
Do I Need a Breast Lift? Try this easy, at home test: Place a pen in the crease underneath your breast, if the sagging tissue holds the pen in place without the use of your hands, you could likely benefit from a breast lift.
Your Breast Lift Procedure
Dr. Grenley strives to create a naturally-appearing uplifted and symmetrical breast line. Dr. Grenley explains that a breast lift reduces the overhang of a breast and elevates a nipple that is too low. When loose skin is present, a breast lift can have some tightening effect. Through carefully placed incisions, Dr. Grenley expertly removes excess skin and skillfully positions the breasts higher on the chest. To further improve the appearance of your breasts, Dr. Grenley will reposition the nipple and, when necessary, reshape the areola.
Is a Breast Lift for You?
Amazingly successful at restoring the breast position, a breast lift does not create any additional volume to the breast. As Dr. Grenley says, a breast lift will not give you any greater fullness in the upper pole of the breast. He emphasizes the role of breast augmentation by highlighting that if someone wants a larger breast, they need implants.