Sagging (ptosis) of breast tissue is a natural part of the aging process. For women wanting to reverse this cosmetic concern, there are a few options available that can help them achieve perkier, younger-looking breasts. Breast lift surgery is designed to address sagging, raising the breast tissue and areola to a higher position on the chest. Breast implants, on the other hand, are ideal for those wanting to increase the size of their breasts. In some cases with mild sagging, breast implants may provide enough of a lifting effect as they restore lost volume, preventing the need for a breast lift as well. However, for patients with significant sagging of their breast tissue, a breast lift may be more appropriate. For women wanting to enhance their breast size as well as correct sagging, a breast lift with implants is usually the best option. This procedure addresses the lax or excess tissue while also restoring lost volume with implants.
The best way to learn whether breast implants can provide enough of a lift to achieve your aesthetic goals, or if a breast lift is necessary, is to schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. During this appointment, your surgeon can perform an examination and recommend the best course of treatment based on your anatomy and concerns.