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Breast Lift

Does a Breast Lift Make Your Breasts Smaller?

Breast lift surgery, or “mastopexy,” is one of the most sophisticated procedures to address signs of aging in the breasts, such as skin inelasticity, excess glandular tissue, and an overall loss of support. By removing redundant fat, skin, and tissue causing ptosis (or drooping), mastopexy can provide a firmer and younger-looking breast profile. That said, some patients wonder whether the removal of excess tissue adjunctively results in a smaller breast size. A breast lift does not significantly decrease the proportions of the breasts; rather, the procedure seeks to improve changes in the breasts caused by the natural aging process, such as flat or elongated breast contours. While the main objective of a breast lift is not to obtain a smaller breast size, the procedure is... Continue Reading

How Do Breasts Change with Age?

As we age, our bodies change in response to some of life’s biggest moments. Specifically, the appearance of firm and youthful breasts can fluctuate with age and multiple factors usually contribute to these developments. From pregnancy and breastfeeding to weight fluctuations, the breast contours tend to look flatter and less shapely over time. Menopause and the natural aging process are also contributing factors, especially when the body starts producing less estrogen. While the age-related changes to your breasts vary from patient to patient according to genetics and unique lifestyle factors, there are certain concerns widely shared by women as they get older. Many patients want to improve: Breasts that look elongated, have lost volume, or appear deflated A decrease in skin elasticity and firmness Nipples... Continue Reading

Do Larger Breasts Cause More Sagging?

Woman Checking Her Breasts in Mirror

Ptosis, a condition in which the breast tissue droops or sags, can affect all adult women regardless of whether they have large or small breasts. That said, it can be true that patients with a larger breast size may experience sagging to a greater degree when compared to individuals who have less weight in their chest. This is simply due to the fact that more chest mass can be more susceptible to the forces of gravity to a greater degree than smaller-sized breasts. Although this can be unfortunate for individuals with a bigger breast shape, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can correct sagging or drooping breasts with procedures like breast reduction and mastopexy. The most effective choice for your unique concerns depends on whether you are... Continue Reading

How to Firm Sagging Breasts

Breasts may descend from their natural position on the chest for a number of reasons—gravity, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or simply the natural effects of aging can culminate and cause a loss of shape in the breast tissue, ultimately resulting in the appearance of sag. Most, if not all, women experience some degree of breast ptosis (drooping) at one point in their life and seek out exercises or aesthetic treatments to restore younger-looking breasts. While some workout regimens claim to naturally firm and lift the breasts, these reports are usually misleading and untrue. There are indeed exercises designed to strengthen the pectoral (chest) muscles, but no workout can actually tighten the loose skin and breast tissue laxity that leads to the appearance of sag. Therefore,... Continue Reading

Breast Reduction vs. Breast Lift

If you are considering breast enhancement, you may be in the process of researching different procedures to learn which surgery can help you attain your desired look. While a breast reduction and breast lift are both popular options that can achieve comparable aesthetic goals—such as improving the shape and contour of the breasts—there are a few distinctions between the two procedures that may highlight the most ideal treatment for your concerns. Considered among the most gratifying cosmetic surgeries available, a breast reduction can benefit patients who feel their breast size is disproportionate to their body— an aesthetic imbalance that typically presents a number of physical and emotional burdens. The procedure is designed to remove excess skin, fat, and breast tissue, with the goal of reducing... Continue Reading

When Is the Right Time to Get a Breast Lift?

Several factors contribute to sagging breasts, including significant weight loss or gain, pregnancy, nursing, and the natural aging process. Since women experience these moments at different points in their lives, it is safe to say that timing is unique for each woman; there isn’t one “perfect” time. To help determine if you are ready for a breast lift, ask yourself the following questions: Are my nipples pointing downward? Do my breasts lack firmness? Are my nipples/areolas positioned on a part of my breast that hangs below the breast crease? Am I unhappy with my breast size while wearing a bra? Are my breasts asymmetrical or unusually shaped? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a combination... Continue Reading

When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

First of all, what is a Mommy Makeover? This procedure combines multiple cosmetic enhancement techniques to help restore the body to its pre-pregnancy figure. Breast lift and tummy tuck surgery typically will be included, and breast augmentation, liposuction, and/or facial rejuvenation can be added to further enhance the result. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, our board certified plastic surgeon, customizes Mommy Makeover surgery to suit the unique needs and goals of each woman. Many women, although delighted to be mothers, are unsatisfied with how their bodies have transformed in the maternity process. Common concerns like sagging or deflated breasts and abdominal skin and muscle laxity often resist traditional means of improvement, including diet and exercise. A Mommy Makeover, however, is designed to treat these specific issues.... Continue Reading

How Can I Get A Breast Lift Without Resulting Scars?

If you are considering breast lift or any type of cosmetic enhancement surgery, you are likely wondering about how noticeable the resulting scars from the procedure might be. In the case of breast lift surgery, there are a variety of techniques that make it possible for scarring to be very light, inconspicuous, and well-hidden. Our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, has made breast surgery a hallmark of his practice and his considerable experience, combined with advanced surgical techniques, can significantly minimize signs of scarring. Breast lift surgery, medically referred to as Mastopexy, is a procedure designed to remove loose, excess skin from the breasts that is causing a “sagging” or “drooping” appearance. The remaining skin is tightened and the breasts are lifted to... Continue Reading