Fix Downward-Pointing Nipples With A Breast Lift

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


There’s no question that, for many women, having perky breasts makes them feel more youthful, feminine, and sexy. Unfortunately, the majority of women will notice their breasts starting to sag or droop over time, often as the result of aging, having children, or another life event. For these patients, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi and the award-winning team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery are proud to offer advanced breast lift in Louisville, KY to restore a more attractive, natural-looking contour they can feel confident about. Discover more about how breast lift surgery works here, including how it may also help bring downward-pointing nipples back to their appropriate position.

What does a breast lift do?

Also known as mastopexy, breast lift surgery is an exceptionally popular cosmetic procedure among women looking to achieve or restore a perkier, more youthful chest contour. The primary technique used during breast lift surgery is skin removal, which aims to excise loose skin and bring the remaining skin together to tighten, firm, and raise the breast. In addition, breast lift surgery also includes reshaping the breast tissue, repositioning the nipple-areola complex, and for women who also want to increase the size of their breasts, breast augmentation with fat transfer or breast implants.

Do I need breast augmentation or breast lift for saggy breasts?

Many women who are considering cosmetic surgery for drooping breasts wonder whether they need breast implants, a breast lift, or both. The answer varies from patient to patient and depends heavily on each woman’s anatomy, goals, and other personal factors. Generally speaking, women with good skin tone and breast shape who simply want to increase the fullness of their breasts may benefit most from breast augmentation. Patients with extra skin, pronounced skin laxity, sagging breasts, or downward-pointing nipples may be better suited for mastopexy. During your initial consultation for cosmetic breast surgery in Louisville, KY, Dr. Mizuguchi will examine your breasts, discuss your desired outcome and length, and recommend the most appropriate procedure(s) for you.

Does breast lift move your nipples?

One of the first things that leads many women to pursue breast lift surgery is noticing that their nipples have started to point downward. This can be the result of aging, gravity, weight loss, breastfeeding, or genetics alone. In any case, having downward-pointing nipples can understandably make a woman feel self-conscious and unhappy with her appearance.

During breast lift surgery, loose skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened to bring the breast up to a more youthful, attractive position on the chest wall. For some patients, this is enough to correct downward-pointing nipples without further manipulation. For other women, however, Dr. Mizuguchi may elect to move the nipple-areola complex to achieve a more natural placement over the breast mound. Dr. Mizuguchi understands the importance of nipple position when it comes to the overall appearance of the breasts and takes great care to create the most aesthetically pleasing look possible with mastopexy surgery.

What do breast lift scars look like?

The type of incision used during breast lift surgery will vary based on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, the surgeon’s preference, and other factors. Some of the most common breast lift incisions are:

  • Lollipop
  • Inverted-T (anchor)
  • Periareolar

In the majority of cases, women can expect to have some level of visible scarring after breast lift surgery. However, with a highly skilled surgeon and appropriate breast lift aftercare, breast lift scars often fade to a white or skin-colored tone that is much less obtrusive. Furthermore, breast lift scars can typically be fully concealed underneath clothing and swimsuits. With their youthful, sexy new figure, most women feel that breast lift scars are a small sacrifice compared to the overall benefits of breast lift surgery.

Dreaming of the perky nipples you once had? Consider breast lift surgery in Louisville, KY!

If you’re tired of your nipples pointing toward the floor and feeling self-conscious about sagging, deflated breasts, a breast lift may be right for you. To learn more about how breast lift surgery can restore your pre-pregnancy body or simply give you the youthful, feminine shape you once had, call the expert team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY to schedule your private consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi today!

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