According to a new study, many women find themselves wearing a smaller bra size after a breast lift, but this sizing down reflects a return to your true cup size and not a decrease in your breast size.

The study was published in this month's issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and was conducted by a plastic surgeon from New York University and her colleagues. There were 20 breast lift patients in the study and none of the women had augmentation or significant reduction as part of their procedures. Two important aspects of the study are that the women reported an average decrease of one cup size and that they did not change the brands of bras they bought during this time (bra sizing can vary significantly between manufacturers). All of them reported being happy with the results.

The lead author of the study believes the women sized down because of factors related to proper bra sizing and comfort. If you have sagging breasts, you may actually be wearing a bra that is too large because it feels more comfortable. If you were to have your breasts lifted, you would feel more comfortable in a bra that has your true cup size.

When you visit us, our board-certified plastic surgeons want you to have an accurate idea of what your final results will look like. If you are unhappy with sagging breasts, we can discuss how a lift would change the shape and whether a breast augmentation can be combined with your lift. We will explore all of the options for restoring your confidence in your body.

If you want to know if you are a good candidate for our breast lift procedure in Lone Tree and the greater Denver area, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.