Candidates for breast lift surgery
Who Are Candidates for A Breast Lift? Any woman who has sagging or ptotic breasts is a candidate for a breast lift or Mastopexy. Several conditions contribute to the sagging of the breasts: Weight Loss Rapid weight loss or frequent dramatic fluctuations in body weight leaves its toll on the breasts. One of its signs is the appearance of stretch marks on the breasts which signify the loss of skin elasticity and breast tissue. More women are now facing Breast Ptosis, after having gone through post-surgical massive weight loss. Pregnancy and Nursing Along with age and gravity, pregnancy and nursing take their toll on breast firmness and volume. Enlargement of breasts with pregnancy followed by their deflation after end of breast feeding results in stretching of the Cooper's Ligaments as well as loss of breast Parenchyma and volume. The combination of the loss of supportive ligaments as well as loss of volume results in the Ptosis or sagging of breasts. Aging As women age there is a gradual reduction in the skin elasticity and the ligaments which are responsible for holding up the breast tissue against the chest wall. The breast tissue itself also goes through changes with age. The breast substance or "Parenchyma" changes from one of mostly milk glands which are fibrous and firm to fatty tissue which is soft and saggy. This becomes accelerated with menopause and gradual reduction of estrogen levels. Therefore, one of the benefits of estrogen supplements in post-menopausal woman is having firmer and more youthful breasts. Large Breasts & Implants The larger the breast weight, either by having inherently large breasts or by getting very large breast implants can stretch out the breast tissue and skin, resulting in breast sagging and Ptosis.