If your breasts have begun to sag, or if you have lost too much breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy, a breast lift may be able to restore their appearance. Breast lift surgery is designed to lift the breasts back up to a higher position on the chest, and re-shape them to create a firmer overall look.

Our Atlanta cosmetic surgeons are highly experienced in helping each individual patient achieve the best possible results from a breast lift. Schedule a consultation today by calling (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock office.

Causes of Breast Ptosis

Sagging, drooping breasts – a condition called ptosis – can be caused by:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuations

During pregnancy, your breasts swell up, which tends to stretch out the skin. After pregnancy, when swelling subsides, your breasts may not fully retract back into their original shape, leaving you with the problem of sagging. The same type of effect can be caused by major weight loss. Age is another common cause of breast ptosis; the simple force of gravity pulling on your breasts for so many years can eventually break down the elasticity of your breast tissue.

Factors to Consider Before Undergoing a Breast Lift

If you are interested in a breast lift, you should first consider:

  • If you plan to become pregnant in the near future – A breast lift itself will not interfere with pregnancy, but the physical changes that occur during pregnancy can have a negative impact on the results of a breast lift. It's usually best to wait until you are finished having children before undergoing a breast lift.
  • If you want larger breasts in addition to improved shape – A breast lift can enhance the shape of your breasts and lift them up to a higher, more natural position on your chest, but it cannot increase the size of your breasts. If you lost a significant amount of breast volume, or simply want to go larger at the same time as your breast lift, we can discuss the possibility of combining your lift with a breast augmentation.

If you have further questions about the breast lift procedure, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta GA office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock GA office.