Breast firmness is something that reduces with age, with certain lifestyle factors like weight fluctuation and posture having an effect. Furthermore, sagging breasts can have an adverse impact on a woman’s appearance and self-confidence.
Sagging breasts or breast ptosis typically denotes deflated or drooping breasts. Breasts are made up of glandular tissue, breast fat, and an intricate network of connective tissues that hold everything in place. As such, breast sagginess can be attributed to skin laxity, loss of breast volume, and other influencing factors, however, the most common indications to note include:
- Lower positioning of the breast on the chest
- Nipple pointing downwards or sagging towards the bottom fold
- Loss of fullness in the upper breast area
Breast shape and size typically change over time as the body goes through major physiological changes during the various stages of life. The good news is that if you are concerned or unhappy with these changes, a cosmetic surgeon can help you achieve fuller breasts using various types of aesthetic surgery.
Causes of Sagging Breasts
- Gravity can cause larger, heavier breasts to droop naturally
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
- Collagen deficiency
- Low oestrogen levels
- High body mass index (BMI)
- Weight fluctuations
Surgical Solutions For Sagging Breasts
Dr Rory offers a range of customised surgical procedures for sagging breasts to restore perkiness and youth and reposition nipples. Surgery can also be effective in tightening the skin around the area and increasing the volume of deflated breasts.
A breast lift, or mastopexy procedure, lifts the breasts by removing sagging skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a fuller breasts. The procedure requires an incision around the nipple that might extend to the lower breast pole, with the surgeon removing the excess skin, repositioning the nipples higher and stretching the skin to improve firmness.
Naturally, large breasts often lead to sagging and irritation, but reduction surgery can help to remove excess tissue and adjust its size to suit your figure. These procedures also include repositioning the nipples to a higher position, helping to create better-proportioned, youthful breasts.
Breast augmentation involves adding implants to the breasts and pushing the nipples back to their normal position. During this surgery, Dr Rory makes a periareolar incision to create a pocket either beneath the pectoral muscles or between the muscles and breast glands for the implant.
The result is an enhanced bust that outlines the cleavage and provides the desired fullness. This solution works best for minor breast sagginess and patients with firm skin to hold the added weight of the implants.
Dr Rory believes it’s always important to make an informed decision by sharing your doubts and expectations so that the surgeon can design a personalised plan to help meet your aesthetic goals. If you wish to know more about procedures that make sagging breasts look perkier and younger, schedule an appointment with Dr Rory today.