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woman's bustFor the past several years, breast augmentation has reigned as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. As more procedures have been performed, new and improved implant devices, tools, and techniques have further cemented the procedure’s popularity, safety, and overall effectiveness. Women who were born with naturally small breasts or have simply lost volume over time gain a significant confidence boost because of the youthful volume they can achieve. However, a breast augmentation alone does not meet every need of the majority of women because it does not address an important concern: sagging skin.

As its name implies, the breast lift procedure is the only surgical procedure that literally lifts the breasts to a more youthful position. Many women who have lost a significant amount of weight, had children, or are simply experiencing the effects of gravity as time passes, have volume loss as well as sagging breasts. Since a breast augmentation only increases the size of the breasts, the breast lift procedure is often chosen as an alternative, or it is often paired along with a breast augmentation to get the most youthful result. In fact, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, the breast lift procedure has increased in popularity over 70 percent since the year 2000, which is twice the rate of breast augmentation.

Whether sagging is minimal or significant (with nipples that point downward or fall below the breast crease), there is a breast lift technique that can address your concerns. For those who desire a slight lift, an incision is made around the areola, and a small amount of skin is removed. For moderate correction, the incision includes the areolar incision and extends vertically from the areola to the breast crease. Finally, for significantly sagging breasts, the incision includes a third location along the breast crease. Scars with all techniques will occur but will fade as time passes.

The popularity of breast lift surgeries has helped to make it one of the safest and most effective cosmetic procedures to restore a woman’s confidence. If you are interested in the breast lift procedure, please schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry H. Pollack by calling (888) 600-0683. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.