A woman’s body has to endure a great deal of stress during her lifetime. From growth pains to pregnancy and bearing children, their bodies adapt to the difficulties that each challenge brings. As is often the case, after a pregnancy many women want to restore the perkiness and lift to their breasts that they had before children. The type of procedure required depends on each woman’s individual appearance. Sometimes breast augmentation is enough, such as when there is only a mild droop. Often, however, women will need a breast lift in order to achieve the results that they want.
Determining Whether a Breast Lift is Needed
Often, women who do not have breast tissue sitting on her abdomen, and where the nipple and areola (the tissue surrounding the nipple) are not the lowest parts of her breasts, will typically not need a breast lift.
Many women whose breasts droop somewhat, or whose nipples and areola are the lowest parts of her breasts, may need a breast lift to achieve their desired results.
However, if a woman’s breasts droop excessively and the upper parts of her breasts appear deflated, she is a good candidate for a breast lift. Augmentation or implants alone will not be enough to correct the drooping, and often times will only make the problem worse.
Why Aren’t Implants Enough?
A surgeon augments a woman’s breasts by placing implants under her chest muscles. However, instead of making the breasts perkier, women would simply have larger breasts that continue to be droopy. Also, placing an implant to fill out excess skin would only speed up the stretching process, worsening the appearance of the breasts. A breast lift will tighten the skin and reshape the breasts. Especially for post-pregnancy mothers, a breast lift will help restore the volume to their breasts that they once had.
Considering a Breast Lift? Dr. Andrew Trussler Can Help You.
Dr. Andrew Trussler, a plastic surgeon in Austin, Texas, has extensive experience in the field of cosmetic surgery, including breast lifts and augmentation. If you are interested in having a breast lift in Austin and would like more information, then please contact our Austin office. We can be reached at (512) 450-1077. We look forward to hearing from you.