A breast lift is an ideal solution for women who are bothered by sagging breasts after pregnancy, nursing, or the natural aging process. The procedure produces younger, perkier-looking breasts for years to come. In fact, many women only need one breast lift in a lifetime to maintain the results they want.
Of course, there are many exceptions to this rule. With a wide range of factors contributing to the success of your breast lift, it is reasonable to expect a different end result for everyone. Before getting into the projected outcome and longevity of your procedure, let’s take a look at what a lift can do for you.
What Can A Breast Lift Accomplish?
It’s a good idea to have an understanding of what your upcoming procedure can and cannot accomplish. Going into the procedure with realistic expectations ensures you’ll get the results you want without any surprises. Although a breast lift can’t necessarily increase the size of your breasts, the procedure is perfect for restoring a more youthful appearance.
So, what can a breast lift do? During a breast lift, Dr. Mark Craig meticulously works to lift and reposition fat pads, tighten underlying muscles, and remove excess skin. In some cases, the nipple may also be repositioned higher on the breast giving you younger-looking contours.
How Long Will My Breast Lift Last?
No two women or breast lift procedures are identical. Your age, overall health, and the surgical technique used can all play a role in how long your procedure may last. Genetics and the natural aging process can also hinder the long-term outcome of your breast lift. However, your breasts will always maintain a more youthful appearance than if you hadn’t had the procedure.
Over time, skin can naturally lose its elasticity, causing future droopiness. Depending on your specific concerns, sagging breasts may need to be addressed after several years. For many women though, only one procedure is needed to maintain lasting results.
Can I Prolong the Outcome of My Procedure?
Yes! The good news is, there are a few different things you can do after a breast lift to facilitate longer-lasting results. Following these simple guidelines, you’ll be able to maximize the effects of your procedure.
- Avoid Sun Exposure – Excess exposure to harmful UV-rays can leave you with loose, crepey, or even wrinkly skin.
- Maintain A Healthy Weight – Fluctuations in weight (including pregnancy) can have adverse effects on the overall outcome of your breast lift.
- Get Proper Support – Lack of or ill-fitting support garments can cause sagging over time. Opt for a bra that offers optimal support.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mark Craig will customize a post-surgical recovery plan according to your individual needs. Prolong the outcome of your procedure as long as possible by closely following your surgeon’s recommendations.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Craig and his staff! Loved the fact that he told me upfront not to expect perfection, as I am 55 and that a tummy tuck and breast lift wouldn’t put me back to 16, but the results were fantastic! I couldn’t be more satisfied, I highly recommend Dr. Craig, very kind man and has a great sense of humor!
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Breast Lift procedures? Schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (662) 377-6290.
*Individual results may vary.