Although breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery among women each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed that there has been a 70% increase in breast lift procedures in the United States since the year 2000 – a two-fold increase compared to breast implant surgeries, which have grown just 37% since 2000. According to the statistics, women between the ages of 30 and 54 made up nearly 70% of the breast lift surgeries performed in 2013.
Plastic surgeons throughout the country have noticed the increased demand for breast lift surgery. More women are seeking out plastic surgeons after having children, with the goal of fixing sagging breasts and restoring lost breast volume – without using implants. Less than 53,000 breast lifts were performed in 2000; in 2013, an impressive 90,006 women underwent breast lifts.
If you are wondering whether or not a breast lift can help you, there is a simple test you can conduct. Place a pencil under your breast fold. If your breast tissue holds the pencil in place against your chest, this means your breast tissue is dense enough for a successful lift procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about what a breast lift can accomplish for you, please contact Dean Kleto, M.D. today or call (865) 366-4755 to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced Knoxville breast surgeon. We serve patients in Knoxville, Sevierville, and surrounding areas of Knox County, Tennessee.