Many women who have experienced pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss also experience loss of breast volume. This can lead to breast ptosis, or drooping. A breast lift is a great solution to correct drooping breasts by volumetrically reshaping the breasts. Read on to learn more about the breast lift procedure in Brandon.

How to Tell if You Are a Candidate

A simple test to determine if a woman is a candidate for a breast lift is the pencil test. Simply place a pencil horizontally as high as you can underneath your breast fold. If the pencil stays in place, then you have signs of breast drooping. Also, if your nipple falls below the pencil, then you have drooping, and are more likely a candidate for a breast lift. However, a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum can help to best determine candidacy.

The Breast Lift Procedure

There are a number of incision patterns that can be used during a breast lift procedure, and the one that is right for you depends on your individual anatomy and desired outcomes. These incisions include the periareolar, vertical, and T-shaped incisions. Through the appropriate incision, Dr. Shienbaum will lift and reshape the breast tissue to improve breast contour and firmness. The nipple and areola are also repositioned to a more youthful height, and excess skin is removed.

If you are interested in learning more about the breast lift procedure and if it is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit

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