When it comes to plastic surgery for women the undisputed leader in procedures has been work done to the breasts. For the better part of a decade, breast augmentations have been the number one plastic surgery procedure performed on women in the U.S. However, not everyone who wants work done on their breasts necessarily wants a bigger chest. For those who are already satisfied with the size of their breasts but wish to address issues of sagging, a breast lift is an attractive option.
While not performed at the same high rate as breast augmentations, many women across the country have had the breast lift procedure in recent years. According to recently released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 105,219 breast lift procedures performed in 2017, a four percent increase over 2016 and a whopping 99 percent increase since 2000.
The rise in these procedures can most likely be tied to the rise in plastic surgery in general, as more people are undergoing cosmetic procedures than ever before. Thanks to advanced technologies that minimize discomfort during and after the procedure, a good economy, and an aging populace more people are opting for plastic surgery.
Many women choose to have a breast lift for various reasons. Whether it’s to fix sagging, fix the shape, or to add firmness to their breasts, a breast lift can add a youthful appearance to your physique.
Breast sagging or shape issues in women can be caused by:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Experiencing considerable weight loss
- Getting older
- Sagging due to genetics
No matter what your reason for wanting to rejuvenate your breasts, there are options to help you gain the perky, young-looking breasts you desire. At Luxe Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty understands that some women want to reshape their breasts without changing their size. He uses his extensive experience and knowledge of breast surgeries to help you achieve the look you want and offers multiple options when it comes to a breast lift.
During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Kutty will ascertain your goals for your breast lift as well as examine your current breasts to determine the best course of action. Depending on your breast size, shape, and amount of sagging, Dr. Kutty will propose one of four incision options for your procedure, these include:
- Anchor incision: This option is best for those who have significant sagging issues
- Lollipop lift: Best for those who have moderate sagging, Dr. Kutty prefers this technique whenever possible
- Donut lift: This option is great for those who have mild to moderate sagging
- Crescent lift: This technique is the most beneficial for women with very mild sagging
Once the best option is determined, the procedure will involve creating the appropriate incision, reshaping the breast tissue, repositioning the nipple and areola for the best appearance, and removing and tightening any excess skin to create perkier, shapelier breasts for you. Your recovery time will vary depending on which incision was used and how much sagging was corrected but most women can return to work a week after the procedure. However, every patient is unique and recovery times, bruising, and scarring may vary.
If you’re interested in learning if you’re a candidate for this procedure, please call our office today at (281) 815-2277 to schedule a consultation. We proudly help people in the Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy areas of Texas look and feel their best.