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The natural processes of aging and the effects of gravity over time are common reasons people get a breast lift. Sagging breasts could also be related changes in body composition after significant weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding. Many women to want to explore their breast enhancement options, yet many are put off by having breast implants.

Breast lift surgery continues to grow in popularity to help women rejuvenate the youthful appearance of their breasts, without use of traditional implants. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that each year breast lifts procedures are performed twice as often as other breast augmentation procedures that include the use of implants.

A breast lift procedure raises the height of your breasts by removing excess skin which results in tightening of the breast. This effectively reshapes each breast and renews support.

Here at Institute for Plastic Surgery prefers to employ an incision strategy directly related to your personal breast shape and the location of your areola. The goal of every incision strategy we use is to minimize the amount of visible scarring.

Depending on your personal preference, your surgeon might create incisions around the areola of each breast to adjust its size and location. From there an incision can be made down from the areola to the base of the breast to remove skin. This will help to tighten and lift the breast.

Another incision strategy Institute for Plastic Surgery employs can be used to adjust the areola with a vertical incision down from the breast crease followed by a horizontal incision.

If you have questions about a breast lift, you should call Institute for Plastic Surgery at 309.827.3881 to schedule an appointment.