Most women desire to have breasts that are shapely and firm, as they enhance the profile. However, while breasts usually start out that way, the passage of time, as well as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss can cause them to sag and droop. For those women who are unhappy with these changes, doctors generally recommend a breast lift to raise and firm the breasts.
Why Choose a breast lift
A breast lift is performed to correct loss of shape in the breast. Very often aging causes the breast tissue to become thinner, and in addition, fat loss occurs. When the breast tissue shrinks, this often causes the nipple to drop below the inframammary fold, which is the natural border for the breast. Breast lift surgery raises the breast and repositions the nipple, to create a more youthful look.
Breast Lift with Auto-augmentation
While a breast lift will correct unshapely, sagging breasts, if patients want more volume and fullness, then breast augmentation may also be needed. Typically, breast augmentation involves the use of silicone implants. However, there is now a more advanced procedure known as auto-augmentation, and it utilizes a woman’s own tissue to volumize the breasts.
By performing a breast lift with auto-augmentation, the surgeon is able to both raise the breasts and add fullness, without the use of implants. This is done by removing excess tissue from the portion of the breast that is sagging, and repositioning it in the upper portion, where volume has been lost.
Surgeons generally recommend this procedure for women that would prefer not to have implants. However these candidates would also need to have a significant amount of drooping skin. This is necessary in order to ensure that there is enough extra skin and tissue available to augment the breast.