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Can Breasts be too Saggy for a Breast Lift?

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It's normal for factors like age or weight loss to cause sagging breasts. While some women choose to live with this natural occurrence, others feel self-conscious and consider breast lift surgery (mastopexy) to restore their appearance. While not every woman is an ideal candidate for a breast lift, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon can help determine your eligibility.

A breast lift can benefit patients with mild to severe sagging in the breasts. Call Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ if you want to elevate your breasts and give them a more youthful look. Our qualified team can assess and determine the best course of treatment.

What causes sagging breasts?

Many different factors contribute to sagging breasts or excess skin in the chest area. As women age, their skin loses elasticity and begins to droop. Pregnancy and breastfeeding may lead to premature drooping. Weight loss can also cause sagging as the tissue is no longer supported by extra fat. In these cases, mastopexy can address common cosmetic issues, like:

  • Excess breast tissue

  • Sagging or stretched-out breasts

  • Asymmetry

  • Downward pointing nipples

Can surgery correct severe sagging in the breasts?

It's hard to say without undergoing a consultation first. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Forma Plastic Surgery can assess your breasts and overall skin laxity to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. We are proud to help patients with a wide range of needs and concerns.

In many cases, surgery can correct severe sagging and give the breasts a more youthful look. However, our team may suggest additional tools, such as breast implants, especially for patients who want more breast volume and fullness. Our recommendations are designed to provide the safest and most natural-looking results.

What happens during a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery requires trimming away excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue while gently lifting the breasts into the desired position. Our plastic surgeons may reduce the size of their areola and make sure the nipples point in the appropriate direction. We take our time and use the latest tools and techniques possible, so your new breasts are perky, symmetrical, and proportional to the rest of your body.

What results should I expect with mastopexy?

Results vary among patients, but most women who undergo breast lift surgery report a more youthful appearance and increase in self-confidence. Because the breasts are firmer and more lifted, patients can wear a wider range of clothing styles and feel comfortable in swimsuits, dresses, and other revealing garments.

It is important to know that mastopexy does not necessarily prevent future sagging breasts due to age, weight loss, and breastfeeding, and that additional surgery may be necessary down the road. In this case, women are more than welcome to come back to our office for a consultation. We can refresh your results and help you maintain your beautiful new look for years to come.

Lift sagging breasts

Excess skin in the breasts is a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness for many women. If you are considering breast lift surgery to restore your appearance, contact Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. Our team can provide a consultation and help determine if this innovative procedure is right for your needs. We can help you feel confident and beautiful with natural results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.