When women begin to consider breast enhancement surgeries, they’re often left wondering which one is right for them. For women who suffer from breasts that sag or droop excessively, a breast lift may be the answer. If you’ve been researching this procedure for a while, you may be wondering if a breast lift will reduce your breast size. While there are many patients of Dr. Zenn’s who choose to have breast implants placed in combination with a breast lift, it is not always the case that your breast size will be reduced if you have a breast lift alone.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is designed to reshape and lift a woman’s breasts to a more youthful position on their chest. Body changes like skin elasticity and volume are very common symptoms that occur with aging that every woman experiences. The continual force of gravity acting on the weight of a woman’s breasts, combined with gradual deflation and loss of skin elasticity over time, cause the breasts to sag and droop. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics and the natural process of aging all contribute to this and can accelerate the process.
Even though a breast that is lifted has the same volume after surgery, the cup size often changes. This is because a breast with a lot of droop requires a larger cup sized bra to support the sagging breast and be comfortable. Once the shape of the breast is improved, same volume, a smaller more comfortable cup size can be worn.
A breast lift will change the position of your breasts, but requires enough volume left in the breast to make your breasts look fuller or rounder. Dr. Zenn will examine you and be able to tell you if there is enough volume to create a more beautiful breast. If there is not, a breast lift would not be reasonable unless volume is added. In other words, a breast augmentation would need to be performed at the same time as the breast lift.
Combining a Breast Lift with a Breast Augmentation
Many of Dr. Zenn’s patients choose to have a breast augmentation in combination with their breast lift. This allows women to have fuller, rounder breasts, while also benefiting from the lifted breast position they once had in their youth.
If you choose to have a breast augmentation in conjunction with your breast lift, the number and types of scars will depend on the size of the breast augmentation chosen. Additionally, the degree of nipple elevation desired will play a role in if and where you may have a scar.
During your visit with Dr. Zenn, be sure to fully express your concerns about ultimate size you desire. This will assist him to create an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Dr. Zenn will walk you through the different options for implants, placement, and incision types. He will also show you examples of patients with similar breasts and their results to help you make your decision. Ultimately, Dr. Zenn wants to help you become the best version of yourself. And with his years of experience and skillful precision, he can help you achieve your desired look!
Call Zenn Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Zenn (919) 480-3885