A breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure to enhance the appearance of sagging, drooping breasts by elevating them to a more youthful-looking position. While many women are looking to improve the position of their breasts, other women are looking to improve the appearance of stretched-out skin on their breasts. They might be asking if a breast lift can restore the appearance of the breasts by addressing stretch marks.
Florida Plastic Surgery breast procedure expert double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is here to answer your breast lift questions.
What Is a Breast Lift?
Over time, breasts can lose shape and skin elasticity due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, age, and weight fluctuations, often resulting in sagging, drooping, or deflated breasts. A breast lift, or a mastopexy, elevates the breasts to a more youthful position and tightens skin to rejuvenate breast appearance.
With different techniques, plastic surgeons can significantly improve the breasts’ position and shape by excising skin and repositioning tissues. A breast lift with implants or breast reduction may also be required to address your concerns.
Some issues that can be addressed by a breast lift surgery are:
- Sagging or uneven breasts
- Decreased volume
- Too much volume
- Stretched or drooping areolas
- Stretched or extra skin, including stretch marks
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks occur when skin expansion outpaces collagen and elastin formation. Unfortunately, there is no cure for stretch marks. They can occur anywhere on the body and at any age.
Women typically struggle with stretch marks on their breasts due to:
- Significant weight and breast size changes
- Heredity, including female family members with the same issue
While stretch marks are medically harmless, they can be unsightly and affect self-confidence about the appearance of the breasts. Many women who are concerned about the appearance of stretch marks turn to topical solutions, laser resurfacing, or a breast lift to help.
How Can a Breast Lift Help Remove Stretch Marks?
Whether a breast lift can help remove stretch marks on the breasts depends on the stretch mark location. For some women, a breast lift can lessen the appearance of stretch marks on the underside of the breast. A breast lift is less effective at addressing the appearance of stretch marks on the sides or top of the breasts.
Women considering a breast lift to help address stretch marks on the sides or top portions of the breasts may look to a breast lift with implants. During a breast lift with implants, the skin stretches to accommodate the implant, making this procedure more effective at addressing the appearance of stretch marks on the top or sides of the breast.
Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation with Dr. Hamwi Today!
Double board-certified Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is one of the top rated plastic surgeons in the country, and he uses his vast training and experience to help you navigate your treatment options for the best breast lift surgery in Sarasota. Reclaim your youthful curves by partnering with one of Sarasota’s best breast lift surgeons. Contact us today or call (941) 800-2000 to learn more!