Women who have recently given birth typically find their bodies to be less ideal than they would like. The challenges of pregnancy, birth, and caring for an infant can damage the breasts, stomach, and vaginal area. For women looking to regain their pre-pregnancy body, or for women who seek a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance, breast reductions and breast lifts are effective ways to regain the body they lost.
Causes of Saggy Breasts
Pregnancy and childcare can put major stress on the body, and some women tend to find their breasts prematurely sagging after giving birth to a child, especially because breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose their substance, shape, volume, and firmness. In addition, skin naturally loses its elasticity with age, causing the breasts to droop as women get older. Moreover, saggy breasts can be a hereditary condition, or could be caused by weight fluctuations of the body.
In any case, saggy breasts are an embarrassing condition that causes women to experience self-consciousness and awkwardness. Whether it be because of childbirth or genetics, women who have saggy breasts can find help in the form of breast reductions and breast lifts.
Breast Reduction and Breast Lift
For women who have overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery is a procedure that reduces the shape, size, and weight of the breasts. The procedure can often be performed in conjunction with a breast lift to experience the best results.
Breast reduction surgery and breast lifts target the excess fat and skin tissue around the breasts. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery reduces the weight of the breasts, reshapes them, and contours them to a more physically-appearing, proportionally-accurate size. A breast lift (mastopexy) restores elasticity and firmness to the breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance. Combined, these two procedures give the breasts a healthy look, restoring the body to its pre-pregnancy appearance and giving women a new sense of confidence.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction/Breast Lift?
New mothers aren’t the only types of women who can benefit from a combined breast reduction/breast lift surgery. Any woman who wishes to change the appearance of her breasts is an ideal candidate for the surgery, no matter her age. Most women who undergo breast lifts are able to breastfeed normally after the procedure has been performed, though it’s recommended that patients wait a few months before attempting to breastfeed again, as immediate breastfeeding can harm the post-surgery healing process.
Contact a Specialist Today
If your breasts are large and saggy, or if you’re displeased with their general appearance, then a combined breast reduction/breast lift surgery can be the solution for you. At the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, our surgeons are experts in performing breast reductions and breasts lifts. Contact us at (888) 391-5720 or fill out our online form.
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