Am I a Candidate for Breast Lift?
There are several conditions that can cause a woman’s once perky breasts to begin sagging. Many of these are normal life circumstances, such as pregnancy, weight loss, and aging. Some women with larger, heavier breasts find that gravity works against them at a younger age. A candidate for a breast lift (aka mastopexy) is any woman whose breasts have developed ptosis (sagging) to any degree that is causing her discomfort, either physically or with her appearance.
Candidates for breast lift surgery may also be candidates for breast augmentation. A skilled plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Paul Angelchik, would discuss the various options with you and help you determine which would give you the best results.
Breast health before surgery is an important factor in deciding whether you are a candidate for a breast lift. Maintaining breast health after surgery is always important and should include regular mammograms, an important step to prevent cancer. The state of your health in general is a major consideration for breast lift or any surgery. Dr. Angelchik also requires that his patients be non-smokers, or quit smoking, as smoking increases the risk of unsatisfactory results.
One of the most important qualifications is age. Unless extreme circumstances or serious congenital deformity warrants surgery at a younger age, the FDA recommends breast surgeries be done only after your breast development is completed, or you have reached age 18.