Article published by : Max Health on Friday, November 16, 2012

Category : Breast

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Breast ptosis is the medical name for dropping or saggy breasts and the problem addressed with a breast lift. Ptosis can be caused by factors including, age, genetics, pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and even cigarette smoking. If you are experiencing ptosis, no matter its cause, you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery.

Ideal Breast Lift Candidates

The best candidates for breast lift surgery should be dissatisfied with sagging or drooping of the breasts. In addition, good candidates should be:

- In good physical health
- Nonsmokers
- Aware of potential risks and complications of breast lift surgery
- Prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery time
- Prepared to closely follow all of their plastic surgeon's pre and postoperative advice

You should also have realistic expectations prior to undergoing breast lift surgery. A breast lift can improve the contours of your body, restore confidence and feelings of appeal, and even enhance clothing options. However, breast lift surgery provides no medical benefits. If you have large, cumbersome breasts, breast reduction surgery will be better suited to meet your needs.

Breast Lift with Augmentation

Many women experience a loss of volume in addition to ptosis. When this is the case, your plastic surgeon may recommend combining breast lift surgery with breast augmentation. With this option, your plastic surgeon can enhance volume, improve shape, and produce symmetry along with restoring a lifted, perky, and youthful look to your breasts.

There may be additional considerations for candidacy if you are combining procedures. These should be discussed with you during your initial consultation with you plastic surgeon. Take time during your consultation to discuss you ultimate goals with your plastic surgeon to ensure he has the information necessary to tailor your procedure to meet you exact needs.

For more information about breast lift surgery, please visit the website of board-certified Scottsdale, Arizona plastic surgeon Paul Anglechik, MD today at


By: Max Health

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