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When Should I Consider Breast Lift Surgery

Posted October 25, 2019 in Breast Lifts

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Many women view their breasts as a source of beauty and confidence. However, the combination of certain life experiences can affect the overall appearance of the breasts over time. This can leave patients with sagging breasts and wanting to turn back the clock to regain their once firm and youthful cleavage.

When looking into plastic surgery, some women wonder if it is the right time to make such a huge decision. Fortunately, Dr. Chin can help you determine when you need breast lift surgery to restore your breasts to their natural appearance.

Woman covering her breast with her hands

What Is Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that addresses breast sagging (ptosis) by raising the breasts to a more youthful level on the chest. This procedure can also remove excess skin and reposition the nipple-areola complex to produce aesthetically pleasing results. Breast lift surgery can also be performed in combination with breast augmentation for patients looking to enhance the size and shape of their breasts.

During your procedure, an incision is made, breast tissue is reshaped, and excess skin is removed. The nipples and areolas are also lifted to a higher position to create a beautiful and perky-looking bust. While breast sagging is likely to develop in all women at some point, certain experiences can increase the chances of developing this unflattering and unwanted change.

What Factors Can Cause Me to Need Breast Lift Surgery?

Breastfeeding and Pregnancy

Following your pregnancy and after you have finished breastfeeding your child, your breasts can appear saggy and deflated. Breast lift surgery with breast augmentation can address excess skin to restore volume and firmness to the breasts.


Over time, gravity can take its toll on the body and can cause the skin to lose elasticity. This can also cause the breasts to lose shape and droop below the breast crease. Breast lift surgery can enhance the appearance of your breasts and restore them to a youthful position.

Significant Weight Loss

Losing a substantial amount of weight can drastically affect the appearance of your breasts. Breast lift surgery can recapture your initial breast size while also creating a new shape. If you have lost a fair amount of volume, Dr. Chin may suggest a breast implant to provide you with fullness, cleavage, side breast, and projection with tightening of the skin envelope around the implant for a perkier appearance.

If you are considering breast lift surgery, please contact Dr. Chin at the Valley Institute of Plastic Surgery by calling (559) 435-9646 or by filling out our online contact form.