Whether from age or a life event, such as pregnancy, many women experience loose and sagging breasts. Not only is this condition unsightly, but it also causes many women to feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Luckily, a breast lift (mastopexy) is a plastic surgery options that helps correct this issue. However, the thought of an invasive surgery (along with anesthesia, scalpels, and long recovery time associated with a surgical procedure like a traditional breast lift) is one that many women do not want to experience. For women who desire a lifted, youthful appearance for their breasts, the scarless breast lift by BodyTite® may be a great option.
Why Do Women’s Breasts Sag?
As we get older, the production of collagen and elelastin in our skin (which are responsible for making our skin healthy, strong, and firm) slows down. When this happens, the skin becomes loose, and gravity takes over from there. Another reason that breasts sag is pregnancy and breastfeeding. When you’re pregnant, your breasts increase in size to make room for the eventual milk that you will feed to your baby (assuming you go that route). This increase in size causes your breast tissue to stretch. However, when you are finished with breastfeeding, your breast tissue can remain stretched.
What Is a Scarless Breast Lift, and How Is It Different From a Traditional Breast Lift?
A scarless breast lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency energy to heat the lower layer of breast skin to stimulate collagen production and increase the skin’s natural elasticity. For this procedure, a specialized cannula (a thin tube) is inserted through a tiny incision (one to two millimeters in length). This cannula allows Dr. Hughes to specifically control the radio frequency to give you the best results possible.
Where a traditional breast lift requires cumbersome incisions in your breasts, often leaving visible scars in the process, a scarless breast lift is just that: scarless! While this procedure does require an incision, and every incision will leave a mark of some kind, the length of this incision is so small that it is truly invisible. Additionally, while a traditional breast lift requires your plastic surgeon to manually remove and reposition breast tissue, with a scarless breast lift, you are allowing your body to correct itself naturally. Another difference between the two procedures is the recovery time. A traditional breast lift generally requires four to six weeks of recovery time, whereas women who undergo a scarless breast lift are usually able to return to their normal, daily activities the day after their procedure!
After your scarless breast lift, you will feel more confident with your body. No longer will you feel embarrassed about your breast droop. Instead, you’ll feel comfortable showing off your beautiful and stunning results in that top you’ve been dying to wear.
How Do I Know If a Scarless Breast Lift Is Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with your sagging breasts and desire for them to be raised to a perkier, more youthful height but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of a full breast lift, then a scarless breast lift may be exactly what you’re looking for! The first step in any plastic surgery procedure is scheduling a consultation. At your consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic frustrations and goals with Dr. Hughes, and he will be able to evaluate your condition and determine if you are a candidate for a scarless breast lift.
For more information about Synergy Face + Body’s breast lift options, please feel free to call us. If you are Inside the Beltline, call 919-335-6372. If you are in Raleigh, call 919-510-5130. You can also contact us online by filling out our online contact form.