Do you suffer from excessive, loose, and drooping skin tissue surrounding your breasts? If so, you are not alone. Many women experience sagging breasts as they age simply due to the effect of gravity, while many others struggle due to factors like pregnancy or weight fluctuations.
Fortunately, if you are unhappy with the look of your chest, there are numerous surgical procedures that could rejuvenate your breasts and help you achieve a more youthful appearance. A breast lift in Nashville is an ideal option for women who want to eliminate excess skin while lifting and contouring the breasts. If you are curious about this procedure, contact our qualified breast surgeon Dr. Olivia MaDan to schedule a personalized and in-depth consultation.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A mastopexy, commonly referred to as a breast lift, is a procedure to remove sagging or loose skin from a person’s chest. During the surgery, Dr. MaDan aims to keep as much breast volume and tissue intact as possible while eliminating excess skin.
When performing a mastopexy in Nashville, Dr. MaDan’s incision patterns are the wise pattern or the anchor pattern, which means there’s an incision around the nipple-areola complex down the bottom of the breast and within the inframammary fold.
Why Do People Choose to Have Breast Lifts?
Regardless of whether a patient has implants or just natural breast tissue, everyone’s tissue ages and gravity always wins the battle. Even if a patient had an augmentation with implants placed under the muscle 10 or 20 years ago, their breast tissue will continue to age off and over the breast implants, resulting in sagging.
When excessive sagging creates the breast shape known as the “Snoopy deformity,” a patient may choose to undergo a breast lift in Nashville to reduce the loose skin and raise the nipple position over the most projecting part of the breast.
In general, most people associate longer ptotic breasts with being large and lifted breasts with being smaller. Thus, it is important to note that the removal of excess skin from around the breasts can account for about half a cup size decrease after a mastopexy. Due to this reality, many women may choose to have a breast lift in conjunction with an augmentation procedure to maintain their desired chest size.
Why Is a Mastopexy Sometimes Performed as Part of a Breast Revision?
Mastopexy can be performed at the same time as a breast revision in the setting of exchanging breast implants or in the setting of recurrent breast ptosis which is the normal side effect of aging and gravity.
The patient may want to downsize or decrease the volume of her current implants and have a smaller breast implant replaced, and by doing that the nipple position or the surrounding breast tissue can appear loose, saggy or ptotic. The goal of a breast lift in Nashville—with or without an implant—is to rebuild the breast footprints and create a more plump and perky breast appearance.
Call Our Office to Learn More about a Breast Lift Procedure in Nashville
As you age, it is completely normal to experience changes in your body shape and size. However, many women struggle with these adjustments and end up unhappy, embarrassed, and ultimately lose their self-confidence.
If you are dissatisfied with your appearance due to significant breast drooping or sagging, you do not have to continue living this way. A breast lift in Nashville could help restore the appearance of your chest and boost your self-esteem, resulting in you feeling happier and more confident in your own skin. Call Plastic Surgery Affiliates today to learn more about this procedure and if it may be right for you.