Degrees of Breast Ptosis

Degrees of Breast Ptosis

Breast ptosis is the medical term for breast that develop a sagging appearance. This is a common situation that many women face and is most often the result of the natural aging process. The following factors influence breast ptosis and its degree over a woman’s lifespan:
 

  • Excessive smoking is known to hasten the aging process, which in turn leads to saggy and poor looking skin.

  • Women who are pregnant or have given birth previously typically experience some degree of sagging as their breast size change rapidly during this period of time.

  • Women with a higher body mass index.

  • Women with very large breasts.

  • Significant changes in weight in a very short period of time.

  • A loss of skin elasticity can increase the chances of developing ptosis significantly.

  • Some women suffer from collagen deficiencies which leads to skin sagging throughout the whole body.


Contrary to popular belief, breastfeeding alone does not cause the breasts to sag. Each of these factors can lead to ptosis, and the condition can’t be solved without a little outside help. In order to effectively combat ptosis, you will need to undergo a treatment known as a breast lift.
 

Degrees Of Breast Ptosis

There are different degrees of breast ptosis that range from mild to severe. They are as follows:
 

  • Mild ptosis: If the nipple is at the level of the breast crease, it is called mild ptosis.

  • Moderate ptosis: This condition happens when the central point of the nipple is between one to three cm below the breast crease.

  • Severe ptosis: When the midpoint of the nipple and the areola are below 3 cm of the breast crease, you could be suffering from severe ptosis.

  • Pseudoptosis: When the nipple doesn’t change position but the breast sags due to some breast lobes.

  • Mild ptosis with asymmetry: When your areolas stretch out and your breasts hang low on the chest wall, it is referred to as mild ptosis with asymmetry.
     

 

Treating Ptosis With A Breast Lift

The breast lift is the most popular and accepted mode of treatment for breast ptosis. Your doctor will take your needs into account and develop a surgical plan that depends on the severity of the condition and your own preferences.
 

The Benefits Of A Breast Lift

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that can greatly enhance a woman’s breasts. It can help:
 

  • Restore a symmetrical shape after going through a significant change in weight or any changes caused by ailments that may leave them sagging and droopy. A breast lift removes excess skin and when combined with augmentation or reduction methods can restore the volume and firm the breasts up.

  • Deliver perkier, younger-looking breasts with nipples in their optimal positions. Having firmer breasts with the nipples in the best position possible can completely change the look of your body and how you feel about not only your breasts but your entire body.

  • Improve breast symmetry and bring your entire look into proportion.


The changes provided by the breast lift can help change the look of your body. The change in appearance can help improve your confidence and your self-image.
 

What Kind Of Breast Lift Is Best For You

The breast lift is customized to fit the needs of each patient. Depending on your unique needs, your doctor will utilize a technique that is perfect for you.
 

  • The crescent lift and donut lift are used for mild ptosis and mild ptosis with asymmetry

  • The vertical, or lollipop, lift is great for moderate ptosis

  • The Inverted T, or anchor, lift is ideal for severe ptosis

  • A breast lift with reduction is suitable for pseudoptosis


While the breast lift is an invasive procedure, it is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. It is important to rest and relax after the surgery is completed in order to experience the best results.
 

Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation At Miami Aesthetic

Don’t let your sagging breasts define you or take away your confidence. Consider undergoing a breast lift to greatly improve your overall look. Contact Miami Aesthetic to schedule am appointment with Dr. Pat Pazmino today.