No woman wants to see her breasts sag with age. It's mainly the result of pregnancy and weight loss combined with looser, inelastic skin. There isn't much you can do about it especially if you've had a child. No amount of exercise or dieting can make the situation better, and in most cases they can make it look worse.
For those looking for a lift back to those firmer, bouncier days, a breast lift surgery is all the rage. But there's one snag: a traditional breast lift surgery leaves behind permanent and extensive scars. They remain visible when patients wear low-cut tops and bathing suits. Scars can completely counterbalance any gains a patient made. After all, what's the point of having firmer, better-looking breasts if you can't show them off a little?
Keep in mind, there's no real way to avoid the whole scarring problem. The best thing you can hope for is a breast lift that discreetly places the scars in places that most people won't see. That's where a short scar breast lift can be the answer. It provides a similar effect to the traditional breast lift but has less obvious scarring.
The emphasis of a short scar breast lift is the area immediately beneath the nipple. An incision is made that runs vertically downwards from the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple) all the way to the crease where the breast meets the chest. Skin is removed around this incision and a firmer breast is the result. However, the amount of lift is directly proportional to the amount of skin removed, and this technique is about minimizing the skin loss (and hence the scarring).
You may wonder why people still pursue a traditional breast lift if a short scar breast lift seems more attractive. The truth is, a short scar breast lift isn't for everyone. Since there are fewer incisions, the amount of lift possible with this technique is significantly less. That means that prospective clients with serious cases of breast sagging will not fully benefit from a short scar breast lift.
For a woman with only mild sagging this is a perfect technique because she can wear as low a cut in her tops as she wants. The only scars are visible beneath the nipple. Considering that clothes don't show this area, no one is going to see it.
Short scar breast lifts are a great option for those wanting fewer scars and have less demanding requirements for a breast lift. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon today to discuss why a short scar breast lift could be favorable for you.
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