Will a Breast Lift Make My Breasts Look Smaller?

Perhaps you haven’t been very happy with what you see in the mirror lately. This could be because your breasts don’t have the same shape and position they once had.  It’s a common problem for women that can occur after nursing, pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, and the aging process. A breast lift could help you to give your breasts a boost, as well as your confidence.

Why Do Patients Choose a Breast Lift?

A breast lift should not be confused with breast implant surgery. Breast implants are intended to make your bust look larger. A breast lift will raise your bust after it has started to fall. Your breasts may not have the same rounded shape they used to have. You might consider them to be stretched out as compared to how they were before, and this may be why you want to consider a breast lift.

What Can a Breast Implant Help Improve?

When your plastic surgeon performs a breast lift, your bust will look more youthful. The surgery will help to move the breasts up higher on your chest, making them appear more balanced and perky.  Your surgeon can also help to even out any asymmetry that your breasts may show.

What Happens During a Breast Lift Procedure?

Your plastic surgeon will begin by making an incision in your breasts. The type of incision will depend on how severe the sagging is in your breasts. It could be made around the areolas alone, it may be around the areolas and run down the center of your breast. Another option is for it to begin around the areolas, run down the center of your breast, and continue in the crease beneath your breasts. Your surgeon will trim away excess skin that will tighten up your breasts, The tissue of your breasts can be molded to look more rounded once again. Your areolas and nipples will be brought up to a higher position. In the end, your breasts will be shifted to a higher position, restoring them to how they looked when you were younger.

Will a Breast Lift Actually Make a Woman’s Breasts Look Smaller?

Your breast lift procedure will only enhance the appearance of your bust. While you may lose some volume in the lower half of your breast because of the lift, the upper half will increase in volume. The end result will be perkier breasts that have a fuller and more rounded shape than they did before.

Schedule Your Consultation for a Breast Lift Today

If you are interested in a breast lift, set up your initial consultation with Dr. Luke Cusimano by calling our office at (225) 230-8067or filling out the online form.  He is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who is happy to listen to your concerns and discuss the best options to give you the outcome you hope to see.