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Breast Lifts Are Increasing in Popularity

Breast lift surgery is the ideal procedure for women who want to improve breast sagging (ptosis) and achieve more youthful breasts. Although breast augmentation remains among the top plastic surgery procedures, the number of breast lift procedures being performed is significantly increasing. In fact, according to 2013 statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of breast lift procedures has increased by about 590 percent since 1997 compared to a significantly smaller 210 percent increase in the number of breast augmentation procedures since 1997. In addition, the number of breast augmentation procedures has actually decreased since 2012 while the number of breast lift procedures has continued to increase.

ASAPS Statistics

ASAPS change statistics breast lift vs aug

Breast Lift Surgery Can Improve the Following:

  • Breast shape
  • Breast position on the chest
  • Breast firmness
  • Nipple and areola position
  • Overall breast appearance

Possible Reasons for the Increase in Breast Lifts

This increase in breast lift procedures cannot be attributed to one reason, but there are several potential explanations, including:

  • A green traffic sign with an up arrow and "COSMETIC SURGERY" below itThe increased safety of breast lift surgery
  • The increasing awareness of the benefits of breast lift surgery
  • The increase of breast lift surgery being combined with breast augmentation surgery (breast lift surgery often results in a reduction of one bra cup size)
  • The increase in Mommy Makeover procedures

Combining Procedures

One of the main reasons for the popularity of breast lift surgery in recent years is likely that patients are combining procedures more often. Rather than undergoing separate procedures or choosing just the one they desire most and not having the other(s), patients are learning that they can combine two or more surgeries into one procedure. These often include breast lift and augmentation to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts, as well as tummy tuck surgery and liposuction to help restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body for the Mommy Makeover. This reduces the overall downtime needed compared to having the procedures performed separately, and the cost of the procedure is less because patients only have to pay the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and other fees once rather than for each surgery if they were performed separately.

If you are interested in breast lift surgery or any other breast enhancement procedure, please call (888) 478-4690 or fill out our online contact form for more information. Dr. Jaime Rodriguez Sierra looks forward to meeting you!



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