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Will a Breast Lift Make My Breasts Smaller?

As women get older, their breasts begin to lose their youthful shape and firmness. Age, heredity, and weight fluctuations are contributing factors, but pregnancy and breast feeding are major causes of droopiness and sagging. If the condition of your breasts is something that bothers you a lot, then you may want to consider a breast lift. This procedure, also called a mastopexy, can help achieve firmer and younger- looking breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to raise and reshape them.

    A breast lift will not alter the size of your breasts, even though there is a common misconception that a breast lift will cause them to become smaller. According to a study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a study of 20 women who were around the age of 47 reported a decrease in one cup size after five years of having a breast lift. This same study, however, came to the conclusion that after the surgery, the patients were now wearing bra sizes that actually fit their breasts. Whereas before surgery, they were wearing bras that didn’t fit properly and were helping them cope with sagging breasts. The study concluded that a breast lift does not make your cup size smaller, but it causes you to wear bras that fit correctly.
    Many of our patients who get a breast lift have been through pregnancy and breast feeding — both of which can cause some serious damage to your breasts and leave them hanging lower than you may care to admit. For this reason alone, breasts tend to become not only saggier, but also smaller after breastfeeding. This is why, in some instances, we may recommend breast implants in conjunction with a breast lift. Not only will your breasts be perkier, but they can be more symmetrical, firmer, and larger. Breast lift surgery should not be done until after you are finished having children and breastfeeding.
    According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lifts have grown 70 percent since 2000, outpacing breast implants two to one. We offer patients a variety of different breast treatments — including a breast lift — to achieve the desired result. The first step is to have an initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can advise you of the best options for you, based on your individual body size and frame. During a breast lift, we can either just do the lift or do it in conjunction with augmentation. If we do a breast lift surgery alone, rest assured that you shouldn’t experience a change in breast size, but you will experience a more natural looking, well-proportioned figure. As with all cosmetic procedures, it’s important that your reason is for you — to have more confidence in the way you look and feel about yourself — not to please someone else or to reach an unrealistic level of perfection.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Twin City Plastic Surgery bring you the latest procedures and newest technologies, along with the attentive care and comfort you deserve. For more information on any procedure, you may contact Dr. Laura Randolph—309-664-6222, Dr. Chad Tattini—309-664-1007, or Dr. Paige Holt—309-664-4444 at Twin City Plastic Surgery or twincityplasticsurgery.com. Their office is located at 2502 E. Empire in Bloomington.



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