How to Fix Sagging Breasts
Sagging breasts can have a marked effect on a woman’s confidence and self-esteem, leaving them feeling disappointed in their feminine appearance. While there are a variety of factors that can contribute to saggy breasts, it’s an issue that affects both young and older women.
If your breasts don’t have the perky, youthful appearance you’d like, you may be dealing with breast ptosis, otherwise known as sagging breasts. However, thanks to a range of innovative cosmetic surgery techniques, there are now more options than ever for fixing droopy breasts and reclaiming your self-confidence, once and for all.
The Causes of Sagging Breasts
There are many different reasons a woman might develop sagging breasts, including both genetic and lifestyle-related factors. The various causes of breast ptosis, or drooping breasts, include:
- The natural effects of gravity
- Getting older
- Unsupported breasts (failure to consistently wear a good bra)
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Significant weight loss
- Large cup size
- Genetically-inherited characteristics, including breast density and skin elasticity
Most commonly, women begin to notice a change in their breast position after pregnancy and childbirth. The significant changes in breast size that generally accompany pregnancy and breastfeeding can overstretch the skin, weakening collagen to the point of no return. Typically, the more pregnancies a woman has, the more severe their breast sagging will be.
How to Fix Saggy Breasts
There are several options for correcting saggy breasts with cosmetic surgery, and selecting the one that’s right for you will depend on your long-term aesthetic goals, current breast position and size, and doctor recommendations.
A breast lift without implants (a mastopexy)
For patients who want to reposition their breasts while still maintaining their breast size, a breast lift without implants may be a good option. Often, patients who are already satisfied with their current breast size will find that a lift is sufficient in achieving a desirable final result.
Breast augmentation, or breast implants, are often suggested for patients who are focused on increasing overall size while receiving a slight boost in breast position. An increase in breast fullness can create the appearance of a lifted bustline, though the effect won’t be as dramatic as a full breast lift.
A breast lift with implants (masto-augmentation)
The combination of a breast lift and implants can produce extremely satisfying results for patients with mild to severe breast drooping. If a breast lift or augmentation alone won’t be enough to correct the issue, combining the two procedures can deliver excellent results.
Any variation of the cosmetic procedures above
One of the biggest benefits of correcting saggy breasts with cosmetic surgery is the ability to customize a procedure to suit your specific needs and aesthetic goals.
Depending on your situation, your doctor may recommend a tailored combination of the procedures mentioned above. In these cases, the surgeries will typically be completed in stages to provide optimal results and recovery.
Get More Details about How to Fix Your Sagging Breasts with a Personalized Consultation
If you’re frustrated by deflated, saggy breasts, you don’t have to settle for feeling less than your best. Dr. Michael Streitmann is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, with extensive experience and skill to effectively fix saggy breasts.
Whether you are interested in a breast lift, an augmentation, or a combination of both, you can be confident that you’ll be expertly cared for at our Houston plastic surgery office.
Learn more about how cosmetic surgery can help you look and feel like the best version of yourself by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Streitmann today.
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