Breast Lift Surgery for Patients in Tampa, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and Throughout Florida – Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Women commonly seek breast lift surgery to help address the effects that pregnancy, nursing, or aging has had on their breasts. Also called a mastopexy, this procedure can restore volume to the breasts, improve skin elasticity, and create a shapelier, more youthful silhouette for the patient. If you’re interested in having a breast lift, it’s important to remember that the surgery isn’t for everyone, and you’ll want to make sure you’re an ideal candidate.
First, you should know that pregnancy and nursing have a great impact on a woman’s breasts, so patients who are seeking a breast lift should not be planning to have any more children. This is because even after having the surgery, a pregnancy can still cause the breasts to sag. You would most likely require another procedure to restore your breasts to their original post-operative appearance. Another thing to consider is whether you plan to remain at your current weight. An ideal breast lift candidate would be at a stable, healthy weight, with no plans to lose excessive amounts of weight in the future. Drastic or rapid weight loss can cause the breasts to lose shape and volume, which would essentially reverse the results of the procedure.
Though thinking about possible weight loss and pregnancy are important before deciding to undergo a mastopexy, most surgeons will agree that assessing your expectations for the surgery is just as important. A breast lift may provide you with a renewed self confidence and allow you to enjoy wearing certain clothing and bathing suits again, but it won’t permanently change your breasts. Most women can expect to continually experience the effects of aging, and may consider a secondary revision surgery in the future.
If you live in Tampa, Trinity, Wesley Chapel, Palm Harbor, or any other nearby community and think you may be a good candidate for a breast lift, contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. We’ll be happy to schedule your consultation with our experienced breast surgeon, Dr. John Roach. Dr. Roach also performs breast reduction and breast enlargement surgeries.