When to Consider a Breast Lift
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and tissue from the breasts and repositioning the nipples higher on the chest. It can also involve reshaping the breasts to improve symmetry and overall appearance. The procedure can be performed alone or in combination with other breast enhancement surgeries like breast augmentation or breast reduction.
Why Have A Breast Lift?
There are many reasons patients have a breast lift, including:
One of the most common reasons women consider a breast lift is due to sagging or drooping breasts. These can occur due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. Breast lift surgery can help restore the shape and position of the breasts.
If your nipples point downward or below the breast crease, a breast lift can reposition them higher on the chest and improve their appearance.
If your breasts are asymmetrical, a breast lift can help improve the symmetry of both of your breasts by reshaping and repositioning them.
Breast Lift Results & Recovery
The results of a breast lift are typically long-lasting, but the procedure does not stop the natural aging process. Over time, gravity can cause the breasts to sag again. To help maintain the results of the surgery for a longer period of time, try to maintain a stable weight, keep a good posture, and wear a supportive bra.
Recovery from a breast lift typically takes several weeks. Patients may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the first few days after surgery. Most patients can return to work within a week but should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for several weeks. The final results of the surgery may not be apparent for several months as the breasts heal and settle into their new position.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is recommended for women with sagging or drooping breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. To be considered a good candidate for breast lift surgery, you should meet the following requirements:
- Have good overall health
- Be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery
- Be at a stable weight
- Have reasonable skin elasticity
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re considering breast lift surgery, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lorraine Golosow by calling our office or using our online form.
During the consultation, Dr. Golosow will evaluate your medical history, do a physical examination, and discuss your goals, options, and expectations for surgery. She will then provide detailed instructions on how to get ready for the surgery and what to expect during recovery.