Breast Lift Candidacy: Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

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If you are interested in restoring a more defined and youthful bust line, Dr. John D. Tyrone offers breast lift surgery as a trusted and safe solution. A breast lift raises and reshapes sagging or flattened breasts to create a more toned appearance. Breast lift surgery can be an effective treatment for women whose breasts have begun to hang lower on their chest after weight loss, breastfeeding, or the natural aging process. We can review your unique case and evaluate your breast lift candidacy at our Jacksonville, FL, practice. Dr. Tyrone is a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon who has the skill and experience to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about the benefits of a breast lift procedure and review your candidacy, contact our office today.

Physical Requirements

A breast lift procedure, also called a mastopexy, involves surgically removing excess skin and tissue around the breasts and then repositioning them higher on the chest to create a more taut bust. A breast lift is not right for everyone, and candidates should be in good overall health and maintain a stable weight, in addition to other physical requirements. You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if you have:

  • Breasts that have been stretched or flattened due to aging, pregnancy and nursing, or weight loss
  • Skin problems from sagging breasts rubbing against the torso
  • Enlarged areolae that are not proportional with your breasts
  • Nipples that point downward or fall below the natural crease
  • Loss of elasticity due to weight fluctuations or aging
  • One breast that sits lower than the other

Medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease can increase risks during surgery and lead to other complications. Patients who smoke must abstain from tobacco use for several weeks before and after surgery, since smoking can affect the healing process. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tyrone will carefully review your current health and medical history to fully evaluate your candidacy for a breast lift. 

Other Considerations

If you are considering having children, you may want to postpone your breast lift surgery, since pregnancy can compromise the appearance of lifted breasts. Significant weight fluctuations after surgery can also diminish the results. Good candidates for breast lift surgery should also have realistic goals. A breast lift can restore height and perkiness, but it will not add volume to the breasts or roundness to the upper chest. Women who desire more fullness often choose to combine a breast augmentation with their breast lift.

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With reshaped breasts, you may find that your clothes fit better and you have new options when deciding what to wear. Many patients also find that their lifted breasts feel lighter and more comfortable in their new position. For women considering breast enhancement surgery, it is critical to choose a surgeon who combines skill, experience, and passion. Dr. Tyrone is a highly trained surgeon with more than a decade of experience performing breast procedures. Contact us today to learn more about breast lift candidacy.

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