Breast lift surgery is used to reshape one or both breasts, resulting in a higher position on the chest and a more beautiful contour.
The decision-making process that leads a woman to consider breast lift surgery is as individual as she is.
A breast lift can be performed to correct a variety of issues that women find bothersome. Women of all ages seek breast lift surgery for breasts that are small, large, or somewhere in between.
This guide provides a general overview of the breast lift process and what you can expect.
Why Women Choose Breast Lift Surgery
Women who undergo breast lift surgery have described their desire for perkier breasts, more youthful breasts, or lifted breasts.
Women may use terms such as saggy, droopy, deflated, or loose to describe the breast tissue that prompts them to explore a breast lift. In some cases, one or both nipples point downward or appear to be “too low” on the breast.
The development of your breast shape and position over time depends on many things, such as skin elasticity, body shape, age, breast size, history of pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, and/or menopausal status. This is all combined with the effects of gravity and lifestyle factors such as smoking.
If you are looking to change the shape of your breasts with a breast lift, you are among a group of tens of thousands of women who do so each year. Breast lifts are now overtaking breast augmentations, although the total number of augmentations performed remains higher.
Breast lifts are one of the most common plastic surgeries women opt for – and one of the most successful – with a high postoperative satisfaction rate.
Breast Lift Procedure Overview
Breast lift surgery is usually performed as an inpatient procedure at an accredited surgery center. The patient is placed under general anesthesia or sedation and local anesthesia.
During breast lift surgery, incisions are made, and excess skin is removed to tighten the breast, which is then repositioned to a new, higher position. The nipple is typically repositioned, and the areola is sometimes reduced in size.
A breast lift takes only a few hours, and recovery is one of the least complicated cosmetic surgery procedures.
Your surgeon’s experience and skill will allow him or her to weigh a number of important considerations for a successful outcome. The best surgeons strive to:
- Create an appealing overall breast shape that fits your figure and the goals discussed prior to surgery.
- To create firmer and higher breasts with natural-looking symmetry and nipple position.
- Carefully planning the location of incisions and their length to minimize the appearance of scars.
- The complexity of the procedure and the amount of skin to be removed will affect the length of the incisions.
- Use advanced techniques to preserve nipple sensation and breastfeeding ability.
- Reshape the underlying breast tissue to extend the longevity of the breast lift.
Breast Lift Recovery and risks
Breast lift is performed on the skin, no muscles are involved, so healing is relatively quick. Scars are usually visible for up to a year after the breast lift, after which they often fade to thin white lines.
The scars are permanent and remain visible up close when you are not clothed. Your surgeon will place the incisions for the breast lift so that the scars are not visible under clothing, even with a low-cut garment.
With any surgical procedure, there is some risk of complications or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. Bleeding and infection are rare with a breast lift but can increase scarring.
The surgical risk is reduced if you follow your surgeon’s advice carefully both before and after the breast lift and during the recovery period.
You will achieve the best results if you stay in close contact with your surgeon. Call your surgeon with any questions at any point during the process, and don’t skip any follow-up appointments.
The new position and shape of your breasts will be visible immediately after surgery, although the new look will change slightly over the next few weeks as swelling subsides.
Is a breast lift right for you?
The vast majority of patients who undergo breast lift surgery report that their goals were met and are very satisfied with the results. Women who research the procedure in advance and make an informed decision tend to report the highest satisfaction.
These women often describe feeling better about their appearance and more confident after the breast lift.
Of course, you can only be sure that a breast lift is right for you if you consult with an experienced plastic surgeon at Lelux Hospital. At Lelux Hospital, we are here to help you. Because we know that not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure, our consultation with you is free.
Our goal is to provide you with information and expert advice so you can make the best decision. Breast Lift Surgery Results
The results of the surgery are immediate, although the shape will continue to change and firm up over the coming months.
The results of breast lift surgery are not permanent. Your skin naturally becomes less elastic, and sagging may occur as you age. This happens more quickly if you have large, heavy breasts.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will certainly delay the inevitable results of aging.
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