A breast lift in Chicago, commonly referred to as mastopexy, corrects the appearance of pendulous breasts by removing the excess skin from their bottom and around the nipple. To achieve lasting results, our surgeon at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery may also tighten and reshape the actual tissue with the use of internal sutures. By reshaping the tissue, and not just the skin alone, we can also deliver a more natural breast shape (teardrop) and prevent a bottomed-out appearance for many years. Here is a list of other benefits when it comes to getting a breast lift in Chicago.
Improved Placement and Appearance
One of the hallmarks of breast ptosis (sagging) is the appearance of nipple drooping beyond the inframammary fold. Consequently, a breast lift involves elevating it higher with the use of specialized techniques. This will also allow our surgeon to reduce the size of your areola to complement the perkier and more youthful appearance of your breasts. Meanwhile, the ideal areolar size will primarily depend on your breast volume and personal preference.
Breast Lifts Correct the Deflated Look
With advancing age and previous pregnancies, the upper pole of the breast may look empty. Fortunately, a breast lift corrects this deflated appearance. But if you want more pronounced fullness, you may have a simultaneous breast implant surgery. Implants are particularly ideal because they give an additional forward projection.
Relief from Skin Irritation and Rashes
Sagging breasts are susceptible to skin irritation along the inframammary fold due to friction between the breast skin and chest wall and the trapped sweat and moisture. If left untreated, it may lead to skin breakdown or ulceration. Fortunately, lifting the sagging breasts through mastopexy can minimize contact or friction between the chest wall and the breast skin.
Mastopexy Can Be Combined with a Breast Reduction
These two breast surgeries can be combined! A breast reduction may be warranted if you have disproportionately huge breasts. While not every patient who requests for mastopexy will need a simultaneous breast reduction, all breast reductions incorporate some type of lift. After all, overlarge, heavy breasts almost always appear pendulous and saggy.
Breast Lifts Can Improve Your Body Proportions
The quintessential feminine physique has an hourglass appearance with its perky breasts with ample volume and a narrower waistline relative to the hips. A deviation from any of these three focal points is enough to result in poor body proportions. With a breast lift, we are able to correct the sagging breasts that may sometimes even reach the stomach.
To learn more about a breast lift in Chicago, speak with the experts at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this procedure or any of our other procedures. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!