Breast skin tightening and lift is the ideal solution for patients with old looking breast skin. Patients suffer from very common conditions related to aging, specifically loss of elasticity, wrinkles, laxity, as well as brown and red discolouration of the breast skin. The causes for old looking breast skin are usually related to hereditary issues which predispose to a loss of collagen and elastin, which is made worse by lifestyle choices such as smoking, sun damage and use of tanning beds.
Usually multiple, non invasive, non surgical modalities can be used by the cosmetic surgeon to treat patients with old looking breast skin. One of the more common treatments for breast tightening involves the use of intense pulse light, or IPL photo rejuvenation or FotoFacial.
Under local anesthesia, topical freezing is flashed into the skin relatively painlessly to improve brown and red discolouration. In addition, fractional carbon dioxide lasers and other fractional radiofrequency devices can be used to tighten skin laxity of the breast and smoothen breast wrinkles. Botox Injectable can be injected under the loose breast skin. Injectable soft tissue fillers are used to improve the appearance of aging breasts. Treatments for breast skin tightening that may be included in this procedure are: Sculptra, Juvederm, Teosyal, Perlane, Restylane and Fat Graft Breast Augmentation.
Radiofrequency energy and infrared tightening devices that may be used for breast tightening include: Thermage, eMatrix, TiteFX, Freeze, and ReFirme
Specific wrinkles and laxity between the breasts called inter mammary lines, are part of the breast skin tightening and lift treatment opportunities.
Generally, several treatments of the listed therapies above may be required to significantly reduce and rejuvenate the undesirable and aesthetically displeasing old looking breast skin’s cutaneous appearance.
Patients may have a recurrence of their wrinkles, lines, discolouration and aged appearance if they continue with unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as sun damage, tanning beds, smoking and excessive alcohol use.
However, modest lifestyle and healthy lifestyle decisions, combined with two to three time year non-invasive skin treatments per year can maintain the appearance and protect the results of breast skin tightening procedures.