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Will Breast Lift Surgery Change My Cup Size?

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While the primary purpose of breast lift surgery is to create or restore a more youthful and perky breast position, secondary benefits often include an improved breast shape, overall contour, and more. When considering breast lift surgery, many patients ask how the procedure may impact their breast or bra size specifically. Here, you’ll find the answer to this popular breast lift FAQ and others from Dallas, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe and the experienced team at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery.

Who needs a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery is considered primarily cosmetic and is often performed to help reverse sagging, drooping, and stretched-out skin that can result from pregnancy, weight loss, breastfeeding, and the aging process. For many women, breast lift surgery can be a life-changing solution for addressing deflated or saggy breasts, restoring a perkier silhouette, and boosting their self-confidence.

How is a breast lift performed?

Breast lift surgery aims to raise the breasts to a more youthful, desirable, and perky position on the chest wall, To accomplish this, Dr. Dauwe makes an incision on the breasts, trims away excess skin, repositions the breast tissue, and — if necessary — moves the nipple-areola complex to a more appropriate position on the breast mound.

How does a breast lift improve your breasts?

Again, the main purpose of breast lift surgery is to bring the breasts to a more youthful-looking position on the chest. Still, there are many other ways in which breast lift surgery can improve the overall look of your bustline. When loose, excess skin is removed from the breast, Dr. Dauwe can create a fuller-looking, rounder, and more symmetric appearance in the breasts. Some of the most exciting benefits of breast lift surgery include:

  • Restore perkier breasts
  • Correct deflated breasts
  • Raise downward-pointing nipples
  • Improve asymmetric breasts
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Help clothing to fit better and more comfortably

Will my bra size change after a breast lift?

Patients considering breast lift surgery often ask whether their bra size will change after surgery. Technically speaking, breast lift surgery does not change the volume of breasts in the way that a breast augmentation or reduction would. Still, because excess skin is removed from the breast and the form and shape of the breasts are altered, some women may ultimately experience a change in their bra size or find that a different cup size simply fits better and feels more comfortable after a breast lift. For women who are specifically interested in adding or restoring additional volume to the breasts while also getting a perkier position, Dr. Dauwe may recommend a combination of breast augmentation (with implants and/or fat transfer) plus breast lift surgery.

Is a breast lift permanent?

The results of breast lift surgery can be long-lasting, but it is important to remember that subtle changes may develop over time as a part of the natural aging process and other variables, including weight loss, future pregnancy, breastfeeding, and others. To maintain your breast lift results for as long as possible, it is helpful to avoid significant weight fluctuation and to consider deferring your procedure until you are certain that you are done having children.

Enhance more than just the placement of your breasts with breast lift surgery in Dallas, TX

Despite its name, breast lift surgery can improve many characteristics of your breasts and boost your self-esteem — all in addition to restoring a perkier breast position. For more information on the exciting benefits of breast lift surgery or to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe, call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX today.

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