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Do I Need a Breast Lift?

Gravity, children, weight gain or loss, genetic factors, and time. All of these factors can change the way our breasts look. If you’re not confident about the physical appearance of your breasts and are considering a breast lift, you should decide first if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Paul Gorman and Dr. Renee Marshall of GLOW Surgical Arts use the latest in breast lift technologies and procedures. We would love to help you with a free personal consultation today to help decide if you're ready for a breast lift, but you can also start at home with a self-assessment. Your Redwood City cosmetic surgeons want to help you and have compiled information on how to conduct an at-home breast lift exam.

Deciding if a breast lift is right for you is as easy as looking in the mirror.

Nipples are the easiest key to decide if you need a breast lift. As you breastfeed, age, and experience fluctuations in weight, your breasts can begin to sag down. However, nipples can sag all on their own and are likely to be the most noticeable part of a sagging breast. There is a natural crease where the lower breast meets the chest wall – this is called the inframammary fold (IMF). Stand in front of a mirror and look at your nipples. If they are lower than this fold, then you're probably a good candidate for a breast lift. This doesn't need to be the only deciding factor, though.

Here are some reasons people desire a breast lift.

Being content with your physical appearance is an important consideration. If the overall shape and size of your breasts don't please you, try wearing a push-up bra. A new bra can help change the way you feel about your breasts, and might make a breast lift surgery feel unnecessary. On the other hand, if a new push-up bra doesn't make your breasts appear the way you desire, GLOW Surgical Arts' experienced staff understands. We've done and experienced so many procedures that we know that you can be born with droopy breasts and you just want to feel satisfied with your body's profile. We've seen women suffer from uninvited changes because of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Dr. Gorman and Dr. Marshall also know you can just want to correct the effects of time by making your breasts more proportional and youthful. In many circumstances, you've just gone through a major weight loss, but instead of being rewarded with your dream body, you now have a body with excess skin and a sagging chest.

Not all breast lift surgeries are the same.

The type of procedure used depends on what you want to achieve. Our doctors personally will consult with you and help you decide which options are best for you. You may choose to combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift. We'd also like you to remember going big with an implant may not actually fix your problems with your breasts. The latest state-of-the-art procedures we may recommend for your breast lift include the keyhole lift, an anchor lift, a peri-areolar lift, or a crescent lift.

It is natural and only human that your breasts change and age with you. A sagging breast doesn't have to be a self-confidence killer. For experienced, understanding, and modern cosmetic surgical care in the Bay Area, choose GLOW Surgical Arts. Drs. Paul Gorman and Renee Marshall are here to help you achieve your ideal breast profile. Contact your Bay Area cosmetic surgeons today at (650) 241-2209 if you live in the San Francisco Bay and Redwood City, CA, areas.