As a woman ages, changes to the breast are part of the body’s natural cycle. Factors including pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal changes and even genetics can cause breasts that were once firm to begin to sag. This can be a dissatisfying experience that leads the woman to feel that she’s losing her youthfulness – or even her femininity.
Breasts that were once much firmer may take on a looser appearance and begin to sag. The fact that these changes are naturally occurring doesn’t make them any more acceptable. Fortunately, advances in modern surgical practices mean it’s no longer necessary to accept these natural developments as inevitable.
Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift in Perth can improve the shape of the body and result in more youthful-looking breasts. This procedure raises and re-contours loose and sagging breasts – correcting droop and reshaping the breast tissue so that it takes on a more youthful shape.
There are several situations in which a breast lift could be an appropriate means of restoring a woman’s shape and figure. Situations in which this procedure may be recommended include the following:
Any of the above can contribute to sagging breasts that could be corrected through a breast lift. Of course, the only way to be certain that a procedure like this is suitable in a situation like yours is to consult with an expert plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery. With that in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us and request a consultation with Dr Randle.
In most cases, this operation is carried out with an incision that follows the natural contour of the breast. This incision is used to remove excess skin and reshape the breast so that it no longer has a droopy appearance.
It’s important to note that a breast lift does result in a permanent, visible scar that encircles the areola and extends vertically down the breast and sometimes horizontally along the crease under the breast. Scarring can be minimised, but not entirely avoided.
It’s common for women who are seeking a breast lift to combine the procedure with breast enlargement. This is particularly popular for women who have gone through childbirth and breastfeeding and are now ready to regain a more youthful appearance.
In this case, an implant (either silicone gel or saline) is placed behind the chest muscle on which the breast rests. Combining these two procedures contributes to breast fullness, which is why your surgeon may recommend undergoing both.
Again, a personal consultation is essential to determining whether either of these treatments are right for you. In some cases, they can be conducted in tandem, while in others it may be necessary to stagger them.
Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions as to how much time you should devote to your recovery. In most cases, it takes the patient one or two weeks to return to work, with additional time required for a full recovery.
If you’re interested in learning more about the possibility of undergoing a breast lift in Perth, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr Randle.