A woman's breasts change over time, often losing their youthful shape and firmness.

These changes, including loss of skin elasticity, can result from pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight fluctuations, aging, and gravity. Heredity can even be a factor. Breasts that have lost their firm, uplifted contours can affect sometimes affect a woman's self-image and confidence. If you desire to restore the firmness and shape of your breasts, then a breast lift by Spokane Plastic Surgeons' Dr. Lynn Derby may be right for you.

A breast lift (also known as mastopexy) raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) has become enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. At Spokane Plastic Surgeons, our goal is to rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful, uplifted, and firm.

Is Breast Lift Right for You?

Breast lift is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
  • You do not smoke
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward
  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • One breast is lower than the other

What Breast Lift Will Not Do

Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and reduction surgery.

Breast Lift Results

The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few months as breast shape and position continue to settle. The incision lines from surgery are permanent, but will continue to fade over time.

Your breast lift results will be long lasting. Over time, your breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity. But, you’ll be able to retain your new look longer if you maintain your weight and keep a healthy lifestyle.

Special note: While a breast lift does not usually affect breast function, if you are planning to become pregnant, discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Changes that occur in the breasts during pregnancy can minimize or reverse the improvement a breast lift provides. Likewise, plans for significant weight loss should also be discussed.

Contact us today for more information about breast lift surgery.

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