Breast lifts, also called a Mastopexy, address issues including sagging or uneven breasts, loss of volume, stretched areolas, or drooping nipples. They are an excellent procedure because they successfully restore a youthful shape to your breasts. Breast lifts are commonly performed with a breast reduction or breast augmentation, although they can be performed alone.
You may consider a breast lift if you are in one of the following situations:
- Pregnancy or nursing has resulted in sagging breasts
- You have experienced weight gain or loss that has affected the shape of your breasts
- If your surgeon suggests that implants alone won’t give you the shape you desire
- If normal aging has taken a toll on the shape of your breasts
What you should know before your procedure
- While breast lifts can give amazing results, there are also some things you will want to consider.
- As you continue to age, gravity can still take a toll on your breasts, diminishing the effects of your breast lift.
- There will be scars that can be covered with a bra or bathing suit.
- Pregnancy and nursing after a breast lift can affect the results.
Recovery from breast lift surgery
During the preoperative consultation process, your surgeon will discuss recovery time and how long it will take before returning to normal activity levels. After your procedure, you will be sent home with detailed instructions for postsurgical care. It is very important to follow these instructions carefully. Many patients will be instructed to wear compression garments and will need to take proper care of their drains to ensure successful healing.
Results from a proper breast lift can last for decades provided there are no significant fluctuations in weight or post-operative pregnancies.
If you are considering a breast lift, call Dr. Edmund Kwan at [phone1].