Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


Category: Brow Lift

What Is the Best Procedure for Sagging Breasts?

Many women will experience some degree of breast sagging during their lifetimes, thanks to hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, and a loss of skin laxity due to the natural aging process. If stretched skin and excess fat have given you elongated, pendulous breasts and downward-pointing nipples, you may be considering breast lift surgery.

However, in some cases, a breast lift alone isn’t necessarily enough to provide the results you need. Here’s how you can tell if you might be a better candidate for a breast reduction to enhance your feminine figure.

How Does a Breast Lift Work?

Due to the aging process, your body will produce less collagen and elastin over time. Without a sufficient supply of these components, your skin will lose its elasticity and begin to sag. Factors such as weight gain, genetics, and lifestyle choices can also take a toll and cause this cosmetic concern. When performing a breast lift, Dr. Mussat will reinforce the breast wall and reposition the nipple-areola complex to deliver perky, youthful breasts with that sensual upward curve.

What Happens During a Breast Reduction?

Women who have large, heavy, sagging breasts may experience significant discomfort, including:


  • Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Chafing
  • Marks from bra straps digging into your shoulders
  • Embarrassment
  • Difficulty finding comfortable, well-fitting clothes
  • Postural problems


Dr. Mussat performs breast reduction surgery on an outpatient basis while you are under general anesthesia, using one of three incision patterns that she believes will best satisfy your needs and cosmetic goals.

Making the Right Choice

Deciding between a breast lift or reduction can be challenging. Dr. Mussat can help you decide during your in-person consultation. However, there are at-home ways to tell whether you need a reduction or a lift.

For example, after childbearing or weight loss, you may find the upper poles of your breasts lack volume. Depending on your nipple location and skin tone, you’ll have two options to enhance your breast appearance. First, you may choose a breast lift as a stand-alone procedure or a breast lift with implants. A breast lift with no implants will resolve breast sagging, but not increase size.

However, if you have heavy breast tissues that cause pain, embarrassment, and difficulty exercising, you may want to ask Dr. Mussat about breast reduction. Not only will the procedure reinforce the breast wall, but it will also reduce breast tissue, improve your posture, and ease your discomfort.

Benefits include reducing neck and back pain, no more chafing or rashes at the breast crease, and the ability to buy fashionable clothes off the rack.

Improve Your Quality of Life With Breast Procedures

Exciting new advancements are available in aesthetic breast surgery to help women realize their cosmetic goals. Contact Dr. Florence Mussat today to learn how she can reshape and reinforce your breast appearance and enhance your figure. Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Mussat or call (312) 751-9000.

How a Brow Lift Can Really Make the Face | Dr. Florence Mussat

Your eyes, forehead, and eyebrows play a significant role in expressing your emotions to those around you. A heavy forehead or eyebrows is likely to make you appear more tired, unhappy, or older than you actually are. Well-meaning friends may even comment that you look tired, sad, or ask if you’re feeling down when you’re really feeling just fine.

Due to family genetics, environmental factors such as too much sun, or simply the passage of time, the forehead and eye area are likely to develop wrinkles and sagging skin resulting in an aging, tired, or sad appearance. You might find yourself becoming curious about facial rejuvenation and wonder whether you would benefit from a surgical procedure known as a brow lift.

What Is a Brow Lift?

Through brow lift surgery, Dr. Florence Mussat has helped many men and women achieve a more youthful and natural-looking brow area that helps present the face they wish to share with the world. A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that improves the upper face’s appearance by effectively lifting the eyebrows and smoothing out wrinkles.

How Can I Benefit from a Brow Lift?

As a result of a brow lift, your forehead will be smoother, and your eyebrows will be more lifted and natural-looking. Brow lift surgery often eliminates upper face wrinkles and can correct the upper eyelid hooding caused by sagging brows. It can also significantly reduce creases, frown lines, and a sagging brow line.

A brow lift offers many benefits, including:

  • Minimizes creases, frown lines, and sagging brow lines across the forehead.
  • Improves frown lines and reduces vertical creases between the eyebrows.
  • Repositions low or sagging brows over the upper eyelids.
  • Raises the eyebrows to a more youthful position.
  • Creates a brighter, more alert appearance
  • Increases self-confidence

Can a Brow Lift Be Combined With Other Facial Cosmetic Procedures?

A brow lift can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift,  eyelid surgery, or even injectables to produce even more stunning results. Dr. Florence Mussat will help you decide on the best combination for you during your scheduled consultation.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

During your recovery from a brow lift, expect some swelling and discomfort in the upper part of the face and around the eyebrows.

Dr. Mussat will provide instructions for your recovery as well as cold compresses to apply to your forehead. She will also suggest that you sleep with your head slightly elevated for the first few nights after surgery and to expect your recovery to take about 2-3 weeks.

To make your recovery even more comfortable, avoid strenuous workouts or movements that might place unnecessary pressure on your face.

Your Next Step Towards a Youthful Profile Starts Here!

For a complete assessment of how a brow lift can help you look younger and more vibrant, schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat in Chicago, IL, or call (312) 751-9000 today!