Facts About Breast Lift Procedures
If you’re unhappy with the way your breasts look or the way they hang, you may be interested in learning more about breast lift procedures. A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to reshape and lift your breasts.
During the procedure, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts. An important distinction to keep in mind is that a breast lift does not change the size of your breasts so if you want to go up or down in size, you need to also undergo an augmentation or reduction. However, you can pair an augmentation or reduction with a breast lift so you don’t need to go through surgery twice.
A breast lift is recommended to patients if:
- One of your breasts hangs lower than the other
- Your nipples and areolas point downwards
- Your breasts sag longer and flatter
- Your areolas have stretched out of proportion with your breast
- You are not planning on becoming pregnant
- You are maintaining a stable weight
- You don’t smoke
Breast lift procedures are not permanent and your results may be skewed with weight gain as well as pregnancy. It’s recommended to have a breast lift after pregnancy or breastfeeding to maintain your results.
Recovery from a breast lift will vary from patient to patient, especially if you opted for a reduction or augmentation in addition to your lift. Typically, it takes about two weeks for swelling and bruising to go down. We recommend you take a week off of work to heal and speed up your recovery process. Dr. Silverman also does his best to ensure there’s minimal scarring left.
Your results should be noticeable immediately but it may take a few months for the shape to fully settle. As mentioned before, the size of your breasts will not change with a breast lift, rather only the shape and where they fall on your body.
If you are interested in a breast lift or breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Silverman at our Boston office today: (617) 965-9500. During your consultation, Dr. Silverman can discuss the options available to you in order to achieve your goals.