Breast Lift Candidates

There are two things out of your control that cause the breasts to sag: age and gravity. Other causes for sagging breasts include pregnancy and weight change. The breast lift procedure eliminates sagging breasts by reshaping the breast mound, tightening the skin and repositioning the nipple to give your breasts a more youthful appearance.

Houston, Texas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ciaravino offers the breast lift procedure as a solution to sagging breasts that may be causing a lack of self-confidence or negative self image. Dr. Ciaravino may combine the breast lift with breast augmentation or breast reduction, depending on your situation.

Candidates for Breast Lift

There are many reasons women seek the breast lift procedure, including:

  • Stretched breast skin
  • Enlarged areolas
  • Breasts that are elongated or low
  • Nipples that point down
  • One breast that is lower than the other

Women who have one or more of these issues may be candidates for a breast lift. Women with small breasts or large breasts who are in good health are possible candidates for the breast lift. However, there are some women who may want to hold off on getting a breast lift, including women who plan on getting pregnant in the future. This is because pregnancy stretches the skin of the breasts, and changes their size. It may be best to wait until you know you will not go through pregnancy again so that the benefits of the breast procedure are not nullified.

Having realistic expectations is another important factor in determining breast lift candidacy. While it is important that you feel comfortable with the way your breasts look after the breast lift, you should be doing it for yourself and not for anyone else. Also, because of the aging of breast skin and gravity, a breast lift will not permanently change your breasts. Firmness and shape will be change for the better for a very long time, but you may want to undergo another breast lift in the future to keep gravity and age at bay.

Dr. Ciaravino has performed hundreds of breast lifts. His special surgical technique reduces swelling and discomfort, and recovery is relatively quick.

If you are in the Houston or Sugar Land, Texas area, and believe you are a candidate for the breast lift procedure, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ciaravino for an initial consultation.