We all look in the mirror and see things we’d like to change about our appearance. For many women, the feature they’re most displeased with is their sagging breasts. We’d like to offer you hope. Today, we’re talking about why breasts begin to sag and what you can do to correct the problem.
Causes of Sagging Breasts
You might think that the most common cause of sagging breasts is age. Surprisingly, this isn’t the case. It’s true that skin elasticity decreases due to a reduced rate of collagen production as we age. This causes the breasts to sag in older women. However, the two most common causes of sagging breasts are nursing and rapid weight loss.
How to Correct Drooping Breasts
The best way to correct sagging breasts depends on why they’re sagging. For example, if your breasts are sagging because you’ve lost breast volume after breastfeeding or losing a significant amount of weight, breast augmentation can add volume to your breasts. Breast augmentation may also result in perkier breasts. But its primary purpose is not to correct drooping breasts. Rather, it is to correct projection, size and shape issues.
A breast lift is the most commonly sought procedure to correct breasts that are sagging. This procedure volumetrically reshapes the breasts without adding volume to the breasts. There are a few variations to this procedure, and each technique has its own distinct advantages. When you come in for your initial consultation, we’ll discuss the best breast lift method to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
To help determine if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift, you can use the pencil test. Simply put a pencil as high as you can underneath the fold of your breast. If your breast fold holds the pencil in place, you have drooping breasts. If your nipple rests beneath the pencil, you have significant ptosis. Barring any extreme health conditions, you are probably a good candidate for a breast lift.
Combining Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation
Depending on the size and shape of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for both a breast lift and breast augmentation. These procedures are often done together and can improve both the position and projection of your breasts.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
To learn more about correcting your sagging breasts in the Denver, CO area, speak with the compassionate experts at Murphy Plastic Surgery during an initial consultation at our office in Englewood, CO. It is our mission to help you feel happy and confident in your body and skin. Contact us today to book your appointment!