A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure that enhances sagging breasts by taking out extra skin and tightening the tissue that remains. The result: less sagging and more shapely, younger-looking breasts.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that breast lifts have increased a whopping 70% in the past 20 years. This procedure is even more popular than breast augmentation.
However, some patients are wary of a traditional breast lift because of the anesthesia and surgery involved. But did you know that you can have a breast lift without surgery in some cases?
A nonsurgical breast lift can be a perfect choice because you don’t need to risk anesthesia, bleeding, infections, or scarring.
While nonsurgical breast lifts won’t offer the same impressive results as conventional surgery. Nonetheless, non-surgical options are still worth thinking about if you want to perk up your breasts a bit without surgery and downtime.
Below are seven nonsurgical breast lift procedures to consider.
This non-surgical contouring procedure is appropriate for many parts of the body, including your breasts. The BodyTite device emits radiofrequency energy deep into the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen.
When the breast skin produces more collagen, it firms the skin and lifts the breasts to a more natural position.
If your surgeon performs a scarless breast lift with the BodyTite instrument, he or she will apply an electrode to the area to be treated, and a cannula is placed under the skin. The electrode and cannula work as one to send the RF energy into the tissue.
This causes the skin to contract and make collagen, which, over time, will cause your breasts to lift slightly.
Laser treatments use intense energy beams to eliminate dead skin cells while also enhancing collagen production in the skin. Laser cosmetic treatments are often used to reduce wrinkles, aging spots, and scars.
If your body is encouraged to produce more collagen, it can enhance skin elasticity in the breast area. However, the lifting that results will be minor and temporary. You also will need to have several treatments for ideal results.
The Caci bust treatment was first a type of muscle injury treatment, and it targets the muscle tissue under your breasts. With a handheld wand, your surgeon will focus strong electrical pulses on the muscles under the breasts.
After several treatments, you should see a better tone in your chest muscles, which can lift and smooth the breasts.
Like any other type of muscle training, the results depend on how often you have the procedure. Your surgeon may recommend a few weeks of these treatments for the best results.
This is another procedure that produces collagen under the skin, and it utilizes radio waves to tighten protein fibers in your skin.
During this non-invasive process, your surgeon will use a TheramCool device, which sends radio waves deep into the skin. After this treatment, you should see tighter skin in your breasts right away.
Tighter collagen fibers in your chest may enhance your natural shape. But you will need to repeat the treatment regularly as the effects last a few months only.
This device is new, and it provides skin tightening for many parts of the body that is less invasive than other procedures.
Cold plasma energy makes the skin contract, and the skin is encouraged to produce new collagen.
In the hands of your surgeon, the device delivers lifting and tightening energy to the breasts and enhances your natural contours with helium gas that is ionized with RF energy.
Like the Thermage treatment, this option has the surgeon put a probe under your skin to encourage the area to contract and tighten.
One advantage of this treatment is you only need it once for long-term results.
This is a newer anti-aging lifting procedure that uses your plasma to lift the breast, similar to how a push-up bra works.
This procedure won’t be the perfect solution for severely sagging breasts, but it can give a slight lift, and you also will have fewer wrinkles and scars in this intimate area.
The results take a few months to appear, and it’s not recommended if you breastfeed or are pregnant.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles under the skin to create a smooth, less wrinkled skin surface. This treatment was introduced decades ago to treat facial fine lines and wrinkles. Since then, FDA has even approved it to treat migraines.
Some plastic surgeons have used Botox injections in the pectoral area to slightly boost patients’ breasts.
Interested in a non-surgical breast lift in Philadelphia? Double board-certified Philadelphia plastic surgeon, Dr. Stark, will review your options in your free consultation, as well as go over your surgical goals.
Nonsurgical Breast Lifts: 11 Options To Consider. (2020). Accessed at https://www.healthline.com/health/nonsurgical-breast-lift
Nonsurgical Breast Lift Option. (n.d.). Accessed at https://www.myfacemybody.com/us/3-non-surgical-breast-lift-options/
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