Breast Lift Procedure for Cincinnati & NKY
A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that elevates the breasts to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Also known as a “mastopexy,” this surgery also adds a more attractive contour to the breasts by eliminating sagging skin and excess tissue. Unlike breast augmentation, a breast lift focuses on altering the position and shape of the breasts, rather than just improving fullness and volume.
How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Lift?
A breast lift can be beneficial if you have a significant degree of sagging in your breasts and your nipples are at or below the breast fold. You can use the pencil test to determine if you are a good candidate for a breast lift. While standing in front of a mirror, simply place a pencil underneath your breast, inside the crease. If your breast and nipple sag below the pencil, a breast lift could be a great option for you. If the majority of your breast and nipple are above the pencil, a breast lift is likely not necessary.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
- Healthy and maintain a consistent weight
- Sagging breasts
- Downward pointed nipples
Can Other Procedures Be Performed in Conjunction with a Breast Lift?
Yes. Often times, patients will choose to perform a breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift. Reasons for doing so could be to cut down on surgery expenses and to eliminate having multiple surgeries and recoveries.