Over time, breasts begin to give in to the effects of gravity as the skin slowly loses its elasticity. Severe weight loss or gain, childbirth and breastfeeding, or other lifestyle factors can speed this process, leaving your breasts drooping and sagging. However, thanks to modern plastic surgery techniques, you’re no longer forced to simply accept these new changes! At the Atlanta office of Dr. Whiteman in Georgia, a breast lift procedure, also known as a mastopexy, can give you younger-looking, firmer, and perkier breasts.
A breast lift procedure typically involves the surgical removal of the excess skin surrounding the breast tissue. The nipple-areola area is raised and the remaining tissue is then tightened to create a rounder, more lifted breast shape. During this procedure, the areola, or the dark skin surrounding the nipple, can be reduced in size to accommodate for the stretching of this area that can occur over time. Through the process of breast contouring, Dr. Whiteman can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence.
Our Atlanta, Georgia, practice often combines breast lift surgery with breast augmentation to restore firmness and a higher breast position to breasts that have sagged or lost volume. While a breast augmentation can produce added firmness and a fuller figure, it cannot help with the problems of sagging or redundant skin that can occur over time or following pregnancy.
By combining breast augmentation with a breast lift, a woman can achieve the higher, firmer breasts she had in youth while also enhancing her cup size. Now, with the recent FDA approval of silicone breast implants , you have even more options for your procedure. If you live in or around the Atlanta , Georgia area and think a breast lift with breast augmentation might be the right choice for you, contact Southern Plastic Surgery for more information or to set up an initial consultation.
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