Large breasts can begin to sag over time as women age. Sagging breasts is not an indication of a medical issue but can cause some women to feel uncomfortable about their bodies. If you struggle with this concern, there is help available. Dr. Bailey can perform breast reduction and breast lift procedures to reduce the size and improve the shape of the breasts. If you’re interested in surgery, we welcome you to schedule a consultation in Newport Beach.
How Do Sagging Breasts Develop?
As women age, the ligaments that compose breast tissue stretch and lose elasticity. This, along with a decline in fat, leads to increased breast laxity. These changes are particularly evident during menopause. Other factors like weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and hormonal changes can also play a role.
Common Issues With Sagging Breasts
Sagging breasts can be frustrating to deal with. They can pinch and can make finding the appropriate bra difficult. Most importantly, they can make you feel unhappy with your body. If these are issues you’re struggling with, a simple breast lift or reduction can make a world of difference.
Surgeries for Sagging Breasts
Breast reduction and lift surgeries can have a transformative effect on both your physical appearance and your confidence. These surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and are typically outpatient procedures. In some cases, Dr. Bailey places an absorbable biologic mesh (Galaflex 3DR™) to support the breast tissue for better long-term results. This stimulates the body to create a long-term layer of fibrous tissue as it is absorbed.
Both procedures may require dressing to be worn under the bra for a week or so. After the procedure(s), vigorous activity or lying on the breasts should be avoided for several weeks. In most cases, you should be able to return to work 1-2 weeks after surgery.
Schedule Surgery for Sagging Breasts in Orange County, CA
Breast reduction may be necessary if your breasts are large and causing discomfort. Here at our Newport Beach office, Dr. Bailey can perform breast lift and reduction surgeries to help you get the shape and look you deserve. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710.