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When the breasts begin to develop a sagging or “drooping” appearance, this typically indicates that a condition called breast ptosis has set in. It’s important to know that breast ptosis is extremely common, and often develops over time as the natural aging process causes the breasts to lose collagen and elastin, ultimately reducing firmness of the breast skin. A sagging appearance can also result from weight fluctuation, hereditary factors, pregnancy, breastfeeding, smoking, and excessive sun exposure without adequate U-V ray protection. While exercise and a nutritious diet is necessary for overall health and fitness, even the most strenuous workouts will likely not significantly improve signs of sagginess and excess skin that has accumulated in the breasts. However, a surgical breast lift procedure is specifically designed to correct breast ptosis, and Dr. Charles Perry has successfully performed this popular treatment for many women. 

Breast lift surgery, medically referred to as mastopexy, removes the loose, excess skin that’s causing the breasts to sag and pulls the remaining skin taut. This procedure also lifts the breasts and nipples to a higher position, creating a more youthful projection while making the skin firmer and smoother. There are many articles online with information that claims to offer “natural breast lift” remedies such as certain exercises that can be helpful for improving signs of breast sagginess; however, there is currently no way to reduce inelastic skin and literally lift the breasts to a “perkier” position other than surgery, which can ultimately provide the most significant and lasting aesthetic results. 

In addition to breast lift surgery, a certain amount of lifting can also sometimes be achieved with breast reduction. That option is primarily designed for patients looking to find relief from the cosmetic and physical effects of excessively large breasts, but outcomes can also provide firmer skin and a higher breast projection for some patients. For individuals who would like to enhance breast volume in addition to addressing ptosis, a breast lift with implants procedure may be the ideal option. This treatment involves breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts while simultaneously reducing excess skin and lifting the breasts to achieve comprehensive breast rejuvenation. 

Once you meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns, Dr. Perry can explain the available options and help you determine the breast enhancement procedure that is ideal for your aesthetic goals. If you would like to learn more about cosmetic breast surgery or other advanced treatments offered by Chrysalis Cosmetics, please contact us today!

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