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150499424Breast implants are one surefire way to up your curve factor. Women can choose from a variety of breast implants to increase cup size or enhance cleavage. A breast augmentation can also address asymmetry and correct proportions to create balance. Although breast implants can bestow women with a shapelier figure, implants can only work so much magic.

Over time, breast tissue loses its elasticity, becomes stretched, and is no longer able to provide sufficient support to the ta-tas. Pregnancy, significant weight loss and aging can all be culprits that result in droopy boobs. This drooping is more technically referred to as ptosis, and some women think that a breast augmentation can fix this.

Implants alone cannot breathe new life into sagging breasts. Increasing the volume and weight of the breasts while doing nothing to correct the loose skin will only add to the sag situation.

Breast Lift to the Rescue

For women who want to restore breasts to a more youthful position, the uplifting answer is mastopexy, commonly referred to as a breast lift. This procedure removes excess skin and elevates breasts to a higher position on the chest. Modifying the skin around the breast improves the entire breast shape.

Degree of Droop

Ptosis is categorized based upon sagging severity and is often determined by nipple location. Women with a pronounced case of ptosis have nipples below their breast fold. A breast lift can relocate nipples to a higher position.

A breast lift can be performed on its own or with a breast augmentation. For breasts in need of hoisting, a lift may be just what the doctor ordered. Consider how you’d like your ideal breasts to look and consult with a board certified surgeon to determine which options are best for you.