A breast lift is a surgical solution for sagging breasts. If your breasts have started to sag, you may wish that you could just get your old breasts back, and breast lift is designed to help you do exactly that.
Why Should You Get a Breast Lift?
The number one reason to consider a breast lift is personal unhappiness or dissatisfaction with the position of your breasts. Many women find that their self-esteem starts to sag right along with their breasts. Being unhappy with this part of your body can make you feel negative about your body as a whole, and that can be a very miserable way to live. If this is the case for you, a breast lift can be an ideal way to recapture the breast position that you used to have.
Your breasts may start to sag due to the passage of time. Most women notice breast sagging as they age due to the effects of gravity. Women with larger breasts may notice more significant sagging, but even women with small breasts may be unhappy with the way that their breasts start to droop over time. This sagging can start at any age, but is especially common during the 30s, 40s, and beyond.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding may all have an impact on the position of the breasts, as well. It is not uncommon for women to notice a significant amount of breast sagging after they have had children. A breast lift can completely correct the sagging and drooping by repositioning the breasts on the chest cavity. The surgical technique used will depend upon the level of correction needed, but even severely sagging breasts can be moved into a better position with a breast lift.
Are You a Good Candidate For Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery will have the best results when it is performed on patients who are done having children. Further pregnancies or breastfeeding after a breast lift may cause the breasts to start sagging again.
It is also important to achieve and maintain a healthy weight prior to having a breast lift. Changes in body weight, especially significant loss or gain, can have a major impact on the appearance of the breasts. Ideally, breast lift patients will be at their ideal weight for around a year, without any significant changes, before having surgery.
The degree of breast ptosis, better known as sagginess, can help determine whether a patient is a good fit for a breast lift. The degree of ptosis will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Patients who have only mild sagginess may be able to get a minor lift with only a breast augmentation. However, most patients considering breast lift have moderate to severe sagging, and will require a breast lift for the desired results.
What is Breast Lift Recovery Like?
Most women recover from breast lift surgery fairly quickly. The majority of patients are able to go back to work after about a week unless their job involves strenuous activity. In the first day after breast lift surgery, most patients will need to simply rest at home, so it is best to have a friend or family member at home to help out. On the day after a breast lift, you can usually begin doing light activity like walking around the house. Only light exercise should be done until you’re given the go-ahead by Dr. Patterson. This will usually be around the two-week mark for moderate exercise and the six to eight-week mark for heavy exercise.
Ready For The Next Step?
Ready to take the next step in getting your beautiful breasts back again? The team at Patterson Plastic Surgery is ready to help. Click below to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patterson to learn more about what breast lift can do for you today!