If your once firm, perky breasts are now so droopy they’re making you feel uncomfortable, you may want to consider a breast lift (mastopexy). Weight loss, pregnancy, and aging, are some of the factors that can cause breasts to sag, but a breast lift is a great way to restore their shape and youthfulness. But can the procedure be performed at any time, or is there an ideal age for a breast lift.
A breast lift is a procedure that is done to elevate the breasts by removing excess skin, tightening the tissue, and repositioning the nipple. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, and can take 1-3 hours.
There are several techniques that can be used to perform breast lift surgery, but the anchor lift is one of the most common. With this method, the incision is made around the areola, down the breast, and then along the breast crease.
Is there an ideal age for a breast lift?
Women can have a breast lift done at any age, as there is no ideal age to perform the procedure. However, there are some factors that a plastic surgeon will take into consideration to determine if you are a good candidate.
Most importantly, a breast lift is not recommended if your breasts are not fully developed. Doing surgery before the breasts are mature simply means that the continued changes will affect the results gained with surgery. Therefore a breast lift should not be done until the breasts are mature, and this is not the same age for all women. Candidates should also be at a stable weight, and in good health.
If you live in the greater Houston metro area, you can contact Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX for more information on breast lift surgery.
Call us today at 281-419-9119 schedule a consultation with Dr. Bryan Correa.