Most Common Reasons for Breast Lift

Common Reason to Undergo a Breast Lift


There are many reasons why people choose to undergo breast lift surgery, whether it is for aesthetic reasons to boost self-confidence or related to health concerns, it is a very common procedure.

Breast Lift Surgery

A woman’s breasts can change with time, often times losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity


After Pregnancy after Breast Lift

Restoring the natural shape and perkiness that women had before pregnancy is one main reason why women choose breast lift surgery. Many women do not consider all the changes that their body goes through during pregnancy and a simple breast lift can adjust the once tight skin in areas that make women feel…like a woman.


Breast Lift to Combat Weight Loss

Those individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight typically will have loose skin and fatty deposits displaced which can be very difficult to cope with as well. Some skin may go back but generally with people who were overweight, the elasticity changes from being stretched out.


Breast Perkiness

Perhaps drooping breasts has been an issue that a woman has been dealing with since the development of her breasts and she has decided that undergoing a breast lift procedure will give her the body she has always wanted. Breast lift surgery becomes an option.


Some Things to Consider Prior to Making a Breast Lift Decision

There are some telltale signs that a doctor will go over with you during a consultation appointment that would determine if you will be a good candidate or not. If your breasts/nipples are pointing downwards or if your areola seems to be sitting underneath the crease of your breast, bra/cup size, and shape of the breast.

These are all things to consider, and honestly – if any of these are something that you are experiencing, you are in good company! Many woman around the world feel uncomfortable about their size/shape. This procedure is very simple and can be done as an outpatient procedure, with minimal downtime before being able to resume daily activities.



Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.

Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain

Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain

Many women will experience breast pain throughout their lifetime, it is normal, although it is not something that should be ignored. While some may automatically assume that something is severely wrong – others may let things slide; this stems from the lack of proper knowledge about what could be happening.

During menstrual cycles, it is very common for women to experience some breast pain and tenderness.

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Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain

This is caused by hormonal levels being unbalanced. Unbalanced hormones generally occur when women are pre-menstrual, premenopausal, during pregnancy and with PMS. When the breast pain is not cyclical – other issues that are not hormonal could cause it. The medical terminology for breast pain is mastalgia, which covers but is not limited to the following:

Typical Breast Pain Symptoms

  • Lumpiness
  • Tenderness
  • Tightness
  • Itchiness
  • Dullness
  • Aching
  • Soreness

These symptoms are the cyclical symptoms. Since all women are different and handle pain differently, they may not experience all of the symptoms listed or perhaps they do. It is not uncommon for some women to experience pain in one breast and not the other.

In regards to non-cyclical symptoms, possible reasons could be but are not limited to:

  • Breast Cysts/Trauma
  • Stress
  • Breast Size
  • Cholesterol or medications
  • Mastitis
  • Antidepressants
  • Alcohol Intake

Common Breast Pain Causes

The most common cause for breast pain is in fact hormonal imbalances and many women between the ages of 25-50 experience it regularly. It is imperative to understand that this is usually estrogen levels being thrown off rather than a sign for cancer. These types of pain are easily treatable and it may be as simple as getting a little more exercise and implementing breathing techniques into your daily routine. Water level intake is important just for optimal health reasons and it will help regulate salt level intake as well within the body. If for some reason you are experiencing persistent, non-cyclical breast pain, it is safer to visit with your physician and discuss what the root cause could be.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.