Spring (and then summer) are just around the corner, which means now is the time to have bikini weather surgery done, including breast lift surgery. Having a breast lift done (or mastopexy) has grown in popularity, even outdistancing breast implants.
Why Get a Breast Lift?
A breast lift works by raising your breasts to new (and improved) levels. It works by getting rid of excess skin and is followed by tightening the tissues around it. The final result? A reshaped breast with a beautiful firm breast contour that also recontours your body’s lines so that your breast profile makes you look younger and uplifted. It is good news because time tends to change a woman’s bust profile naturally, and reversing this loss of shape and firmness that comes with aging is a highly desirable option.
A woman’s breasts eventually change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness as the skin loses elasticity because of the following:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Weight fluctuations
Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants
Breast lifts are not the same as breast implants, however, which means they won’t change your breast size or round out the upper areas of the breast. So if you are thinking about increasing those areas, we can combine this breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift. Conversely, if you want firmer but smaller breasts, you’ll want to have a breast lift done along with breast reduction surgery.
What can you expect from your breast lift procedure? Our surgeon will take into account the following to determine the surgical technique:
- Size and shape of your breasts
- Size and position of your areolas
- How much your breasts are sagging
- Your skin’s elasticity and how much extra skin
Once this is determined, our surgeon can make a surgical plan. You will be made comfortable during your procedure with the help of medications like IV sedation and general anesthesia. Incisions may be made around the areola and from there to the breasts crease. Reshaping your breast involves lifting and reshaping (the nipple and areola). It also includes removing any extra skin and tightening for the best firmness.
Post Surgery Care and Results
Be sure to follow our surgeon’s post-surgery recovery instructions so you can recover quickly. You’ll be able to see your breast lift results right away. We do what we can to make your surgical scars as small and invisible as possible. The swelling will gradually diminish, and the incision lines will fade and improve. You will need to refrain from subjecting your surgical incisions to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion while healing from the procedure. You will be given specific instructions on the proper post-surgical care to help you recover and enjoy your results! As your body heals, your breasts will continue to improve, looking better and better as the breast shape and position keeps settling, and your incision lines keep steadily fading.
You can expect the results of your breast lift surgery to last for years to come. Maintain your beautiful results by staying at your current weight and living a healthy lifestyle. If you have been thinking about having a breast lift to boost your appearance, we welcome you to give our plastic surgery team a call to learn more!