As you age, your body inevitably undergoes certain changes. One of the areas that is commonly impacted among women is their breasts. Due to aging, pregnancy and breastfeeding, fluctuations in weight, or the forces of gravity, you may begin to experience sagging issues. Fortunately, a breast lift may be a great way to correct these problems.
A breast lift is a procedure performed to restore a perkier, more youthful breast appearance. Dr. Kleto will remove excess skin, reshape the breast mound, reposition the nipple and tighten remaining skin in order to help you achieve your desired appearance.
When is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
If you experience moderate to severe sagging in your breasts, you will most likely benefit from a breast lift. Other criteria that may indicate you’re a good breast lift candidate include:
- You’re in good overall health
- You have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure
- Your breasts have lost some firmness
- Your nipples point downward and have fallen below the breast crease
- You would like to reduce the size of very large areolas
This procedure is commonly performed on women who’ve experienced changes to their breasts after having children, and a breast lift is commonly included in a mommy makeover. Breast lifts can also help address significant changes to your breast appearance after losing a significant amount of weight. In these situations, you should be able to maintain your current weight for an extended period of time prior to undergoing a breast lift.
Should I Choose Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift?
It’s important to understand the difference between breast augmentation and a breast lift in order to determine which procedure will more effectively address your goals. Breast augmentation is performed to improve the size and shape of your breasts. If you would like to achieve a larger breast size, correct breast asymmetry or restore lost breast volume, then you should consider breast augmentation.
However, breast augmentation doesn’t effectively address sagging issues, particularly when they are moderate or severe in nature. If you’re happy with your current breast size and simply want to correct sagging to restore a more youthful appearance, then you should consider a breast lift.
In some instances, these two procedures can be performed together in order to achieve enhanced results. If you experience significant sagging but would also like to increase the size of your breasts, then Dr. Kleto may recommend a breast augmentation with a lift. This combination of procedures can help you achieve your preferred breast size and shape while simultaneously providing the youthful look you desire.
Contact our Knoxville Breast Surgeon
Dr. Kleto has been helping women in the Knoxville area achieve their desired breast appearance for over 25 years. He has extensive experience performing breast lift procedures and can devise a customized treatment plan that will address your unique individual goals.
Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule your breast lift consultation. We serve patients in Knoxville and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.