How to determine if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift

Posted on May 2, 2014 by

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently announced that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries. According to new research, since the year 2000, breast lifts have grown by 70 percent. The majority of women who opt for lifts are between the ages of 30 and 54.

One of the reasons why more and more women are choosing breast lifts is because they desire their pre-baby bodies back. After child birth and breast feeding, a woman’s chest can appear more saggy. Furthermore, lots of women go through weight fluctuations during their childbearing years. Quick and drastic weight loss may result in deflated and flattened out breasts that need a lift.

To determine if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift, all you need is a pencil. Yes, you read that right.

“To perform the pencil test, a woman simply places a pencil under her breast. If the breast tissue holds the pencil in place against the chest it implies that there’s a hanging nature to the breast that can be fixed with a lift,” reports Kim West of Beauty World News. “If the pencil falls it implies that the breast has lost volume.”

If your breasts have both lost volume and appear to be hanging, you may need two surgeries. Implants, along with a lift, can rejuvenate the entire chest and make you appear more youthful.

When performing the pencil test, if your breasts are looking less than perky, it may be time to undergo a breast lift procedure. Be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Christopher Craft, the best plastic surgeon in Miami, to get your body back to looking youthful. 

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