Breast lift surgery can result in a slight loss of volume. This change is not always noticeable and may even be preferable for optimal contours. However, for some women, even a slight loss of volume can produce undesirable outcomes. In these cases, board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr.
Breast lift surgery can restore a firm, contoured, and perky appearance to the chest, but may do so at the expense of a slight amount of volume. A recent study conducted on 20 women who had undergone breast lift surgery found that a decrease in one bra size was common following the procedure. This study followed participants for five years and took into account factors such as weight fluctuations that can also decrease cup size. All participants stayed with the same bra manufacturer during the course of the study to help ensure consistency.
Breast lift surgery is designed to address ptosis – the sagging of breast tissue brought about by aging, weight fluctuations, and other factors. Commonly performed in conjunction with other breast and body procedures, breast lift surgery may also be an ideal stand-alone option for many of our patients. The best way to learn if breast lift surgery is right for you is by calling board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside at (888) 730-4113 and scheduling a free and informative consultation.
A study published in the July issue of the Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery suggests that, on average, breast lift surgery reduces breast volume one cup size. The study, initially presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, was conducted on women between the ages of 35 and 76 with varying levels of ptosis. In all but one case, participants noted a decrease in cup size following surgery.
Breast augmentation remains the most popular plastic surgery for women and, with over 330,000 procedures performed in 2013, seems set to remain so for now. However, many women, particularly those between the ages of 30 and 50, have begun looking to breast lift surgery to produce a firmer, more balanced, and completely natural look.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 53,000 breast lift surgeries performed in the United States in 2000. In 2013, that number had reached 90,000, an increase of 70 percent.