Thermage can cause mild skin tightening and can be used for temporary improvement of wrinkles but has no practical application for breast lift. The changes would be minimal and short lasting.
Can Thermage Be Used for Sagging and Excess Skin on the Breast Area?
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Thermage would be inappropriate
The only ways to tighten loose breast skin are with a breast lift if the nipple has drifted south or with an implant if the nipple areola are still up in a youthful position.
Surgery Is Your Best Option For Excess Skin
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Thermage for sagging breast.
The equation for droop is too much skin and not enough breast tissue. Sometimes we put in an implant. Sometimes we take away skin, (Mastopexy). Sometimes we do both. This allows proper nipple placement and restoration of upper pole fullness if desired. Thermage is not the instrument to use for significant breast droop.
Thermage or laser for breast droopiness or breast lift
I would not advise you to undergo Thermage for any sizable improvement in breast droopiness. A true breast lift will address skin excess, nipple position, and volume differentials.
Thermage for Breast Lifting
Short answer is NO....best and most dramatic (and reliable) results are achieved with a Mastopexy or breast lift procedure. Excess skin is removed and the breast tissue is rotated and elevated to a higher position on the chest wall therefore rejuvenating the shape of the breast and the position of the Nipple Areolar Complex (NAC).
Sure, Thermage can be used for sagging and excess skin on the breast, but I can almost guarantee you that your results will be minimal (if your goals are to rejuvenate your breasts).
I do recommend you seek out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to consult with....he or she will evaluate your breasts, the sagging of the skin and breast tissue, and give you the best advice.
Hope this helps!
Thermage to correct sagging breasts
The best method to correct excess, sagging skin of the breasts is by performing some type of surgical lift. Thermage may have its merits in other applications but may not be of much value to improve the appearance of sagging breasts.
Thermage will not improve sagging breast skin.
Since the appearance of Thermage, this technology has been looking for problems that may help. Thermage may require multiple sessions and claims to tighten skin. However, it will have little to no effect on the shape of the breast or the skin of the breast. Your best bet is to save your money and discuss options that are safe and effective with a board-certified plastic surgeon. There are many options available today to improve the shape and appearance of your breasts. If you are interested in a small change, there are surgical techniques that limiting incisions just around the areola that can produce a significant change you will be happy with.
Thermage doesn't work for sagging breasts.
Thermage doesn't work, in my opinion, on anything but expecially on sagging breasts. There are sometimes options to a formal breast lift but Thermage is not one of them.
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