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Atlanta Residents Ask: How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Lift?


Posted July 21, 2019 in Blog

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your breasts when you look in the mirror? Are you unsure if a breast lift is the right procedure to improve your look? You may be tossing between the ideas of a breast lift, a breast augmentation or another enhancing procedure. When it comes down to it, you want to choose the option that is best suited for your desires.

How Do I Know If I Need a Breast Lift?

Social media is a wonderful tool that has been incorporated into our daily lives. However, trends on social media have often ruined our expectations of what we should look like and how we should appear. A social media trend that has taken over is the “pencil test.” Many women are placing a pencil under their breasts. If the pencil stays, women suggest that you need a breast lift to perk up your chest. While this trend promotes small, perky breasts, it misses a large category of women. It is natural to have large breasts that sag and it is normal to have small, perky breasts. There is no right or wrong result for the “pencil test.”

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a simple, surgical procedure. This procedure raises the position of the breasts and repositions the nipples to face outward. This surgery does not change the size of your breasts, but it removes excess skin that is no longer wanted.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If your breasts have seen better days and you think that a lift would improve the appearance, then a breast lift may be right for you. If you want to alter the size of your breasts, breast augmentation is more appropriate. Women whose breasts are a likable size, but have sagged or lost collagen from aging or weight loss are the best candidates.

Will a Breast Lift Leave Scarring?

Because a breast lift is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made. Incisions leave behind scars. However, these scars should fade over time. Additionally, it is important to remember that, even though there may be light scarring, the benefits of repositioning and lifting of the breasts outweighs the scarring when compared.

What Other Breast Enhancing Options Do I Have?

If a breast lift is not right for you, you have other options. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we offer several breast enhancing procedures for women. We offer breast augmentation, breast implants, breast lift, and breast reconstruction. Each one of these procedures is unique and a consultation with Dr. Brothers is the best way to determine which surgery is suited for your needs and desires.

To schedule your breast enhancement consultation, contact us at Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta. Dr. Brothers offers breast enhancing procedures tailored to the unique needs of women. We are happy to help patients look and feel their best.

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Atlanta, GA 30342

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