Plastic Surgery Procedures to Correct Sagging Breasts

It’s a natural part of life for our bodies to undergo changes as we age. For women, one common concern is sagging breasts. As time passes and gravity takes its toll, breast skin loses elasticity, resulting in drooping or downward-facing breasts. Since breasts lack muscles, exercise alone cannot address this issue. The most effective solution is through preventative measures and corrective surgery.


A breast lift performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon is one option to fix sagging breasts and restore confidence in your body.

Causes of Sagging Breasts

Sagging breasts, scientifically known as breast ptosis, can affect breasts of all sizes and shapes. Breast tissue comprises fat and ligaments that, over time and influenced by lifestyle and genetics, lose elasticity, leading to sagging. The Cooper’s Ligaments, which support the breasts, weaken with age, contributing to sagging.

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  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Genetics
  • Weight loss
  • Breastfeeding
  • Smoking
  • Sun exposure

Identifying Sagging Breasts

It’s common to notice changes in your body over time and wonder if your breasts are sagging. While all bodies are beautiful, understanding these changes is important. Some use the “pencil test” to assess breast sagging, though it’s not a scientific measure. Sagging breasts exhibit different levels or grades of ptosis, ranging from mild to severe.

Fixing Sagging Breasts

Once breast tissue loses elasticity, it cannot be restored through exercise. Surgical intervention is necessary to address sagging breasts effectively. The two main surgical approaches are breast lift and breast augmentation.

Breast Lift Surgery

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is the most effective way to combat sagging breasts. It involves removing excess skin, tightening the skin, and lifting the breast to a more youthful position. This procedure restores firmness and perkiness to the breasts, boosting self-confidence.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery

Combining a breast lift with augmentation addresses both volume loss and sagging. This procedure rejuvenates sagging breasts, providing a desired aesthetic appearance.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery not only alleviates back pain but also helps restructure the breasts, reducing sagging tissue and providing uplifted, firm breasts.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re unhappy with sagging breasts, consult with Dr. Prince, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to discuss your goals and determine the best course of action. Contact us at the Sushrutha Institute of Plastic Surgery in Thrissur, Kerala, to schedule a consultation.

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If you’re ready to take the first step towards achieving the body you desire, schedule a consultation with Dr. Prince at the Sushrutha Institute of Plastic Surgery in Thrissur, Kerala. Call Elite Hospital at 0487-2436100 or reach out via WhatsApp at +916238944054. Discover how Dr. Prince’s expertise and personalized approach to liposuction surgery can help you unlock the best version of yourself.

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Will breast lift surgery affect breastfeeding?

Breast lift surgery typically preserves the ability to breastfeed, as it primarily involves reshaping breast tissue without significantly altering the milk ducts. However, individual outcomes may vary, and it's essential to discuss any concerns with your surgeon.


What are the risks associated with breast lift surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, breast lift surgery carries potential risks, including infection, bleeding, changes in nipple sensation, scarring, and asymmetry. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during the consultation.


Can I combine breast lift surgery with other procedures?

Yes, breast lift surgery can be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation (with implants or fat transfer), breast reduction, or body contouring surgeries like liposuction or tummy tuck, depending on your aesthetic goals and surgeon's recommendation.


Will I lose sensation in my nipples after breast lift surgery?

While temporary changes in nipple sensation are common after breast lift surgery, permanent loss of sensation is rare. Most patients experience a return of normal sensation over time, but individual experiences may vary.


How long do the results of breast lift surgery last?

The results of breast lift surgery are long-lasting, but factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and lifestyle choices can affect the longevity of the results. Maintaining a stable weight and following a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the outcomes of the surgery.


Can I undergo breast lift surgery if I have implants?

Yes, breast lift surgery can be performed on individuals with existing breast implants to address sagging or drooping breasts. Your surgeon will assess your unique anatomy and recommend the appropriate surgical approach during the consultation.


Will breast lift surgery affect my ability to exercise?

While you may need to refrain from strenuous activities and exercise for a few weeks following breast lift surgery to allow for proper healing, you can gradually resume your regular exercise routine once cleared by your surgeon.


Are there non-surgical alternatives to breast lift surgery?

While non-surgical treatments such as laser therapy, radiofrequency, or ultrasound treatments may temporarily improve skin tightness, they cannot achieve the same results as surgical breast lift. These alternatives may be suitable for individuals with mild sagging or as adjunctive treatments. However, for significant sagging, surgical intervention is usually necessary for optimal outcomes.