What Is Needed for Breast Lift Surgery? – Dr. Ted Eisenberg

No crystal ball can predict if, how much, and how soon your breasts will lose their shape and firmness, and if you’ll need breast implants or a breast lift to perk them up.

Looking for a culprit? You can blame the following for the droop (medically known as ptosis). Hint: the “p” is psilent.

Genetics: Breasts can start drooping at any age depending on your genes and the elasticity of your skin. That’s why it’s not uncommon for teens to have droopy breasts. Some girls say that they were “born with saggy breasts” or that they “just developed this way.”

Pregnancy: When you are pregnant, the developing placenta stimulates the breast augmentation surgeryrelease of hormones, causing your milk glands – and your breasts – to grow and swell. This rapid growth can also cause the skin to stretch. When the milk is gone, your breasts might return to their original size or get bigger, smaller, or droopier.

Weight change: Significant weight gain and loss can also affect your breasts. When you lose weight, it not only reduces the size of your waist and thighs, but it might also reduce the size of your breasts – sometimes dramatically. If the skin and ligaments don’t retract when some of the fat disappears, you could be left with saggy or empty-looking breasts.

Philadelphia DJ Casey chose Dr. Eisenberg to do her breast lift
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Gravity: Gravity gets a bad rap. The pull of gravity on your breasts – or your face – isn’t a significant factor in droopiness. It’s more like the skin isn’t as strong as it once was, and it begins to fall down – like a pair of sweatpants that has lost its elastic.

Breastfeeding: Although the number of pregnancies and your pre-pregnancy breast size are factors in post-pregnancy sagging, breastfeeding itself is not.

Going braless: While a bra will keep your breasts from sagging while you are wearing it, there is little evidence that wearing a bra delays or prevents breast droopiness.

In One Patient’s Words: Why I Got a Breast Lift With Implants

At 38, after having three children, I thought about having cosmetic breast surgery. But I put the thought out of my head and just wore padded push-up bras to make myself feel better.

But then, at the age of 47, after losing almost 25 pounds, I was even unhappier with how my breasts sagged. I called Dr. Eisenberg for a consultation. A staff member took my call and I felt like I was talking to my good friend. I told her that I felt silly going through this process at 47 and she reassured me that they have breast lift patients of all ages and that there were women older than myself who had surgery and were very happy with the results.

My consultation was wonderful and I felt like Dr. Eisenberg really could see what I had envisioned in my head as to how I wanted my breasts to look. I loved how he showed my husband and I pictures of women that were similar to my weight, height and body shape. That was so helpful to me in choosing the right-sized breast implants. I wanted to look and feel as natural as possible.

Currently, I am a natural-looking, in proportion 38 C and I love it! I honestly could not be happier with my augmentation lift results. Having this surgery has been the best decision I have made. I cannot wait until summer so I can show off the girls! A huge thank you to Dr. Eisenberg and his team.


LEARN MORE: Thinking about having surgery to perk up your breasts? Find out if you’re a candidate, what the surgery accomplishes and what to expect during recovery in our blog:
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