In a world where there are numerous surgical and non-surgical procedures, it gets difficult to figure out the best one for us. If you are considering getting a breast lift, it will be helpful to learn more about the details of the procedure.
What Is a Breast Lift?
Before deciding whether a breast lift is right for you, it is important that you are clear with what it really is. A breast lift is also known as mastopexy, and it elevates the position of your breasts on your chest.
In a breast lift, the stretched-out excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are raised into a higher position, and the breast tissues are reshaped as needed.
How Does a Breast Lift Help?
A breast lift, unlike breast augmentation, does not increase the size of your breasts. Instead, a breast lift helps your breasts become firmer and improves their shape. Aging and pregnancy cause the breasts to become saggy and stretched out, and the breast lift addresses these issues.
When You Should Opt for a Breast Lift
If you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts or their asymmetry, you should opt for a breast lift. The reason for this is that a breast lift, as mentioned above, can be used to reshape the breast tissues, thereby giving your breasts a more rounded or symmetrical look.
Over time, sagging causes your nipple to point downwards. If your nipples and areolae sit below the crease of your breast or are pointing downwards, getting a breast lift can correct this.
Before and After the Breast Lift
If you’ve consulted with Dr. Martin and have decided to get a breast lift, there are a few points to know that are essential for before and after the procedure.
Prior to the surgery, get a baseline mammogram and a lab test. Stop smoking before the date of the surgery; smoking affects skin health and can create problems with recovery after surgery.
Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin, since they can cause complications during and after the breast lift. You may also be prescribed certain medications or instructed to change your current medications.
After the surgery, you will have to wear a supportive bra without underwire or an elastic bandage to support your breasts and minimize swelling. It will be necessary to take some time off from work, especially if your work involves any sort of intense physical exertion. Avoid heavy exercise and sports during your healing process.
The results of a breast lift last for a long time. In order to retain the quality of your results, make sure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight.
Finding Out More About the Breast Lift
If you would like to learn about whether or not the breast lift is the right option for you, it’s important that you set up a consultation. Contact our office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Kurtis Martin, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Martin will be happy to answer your questions and walk you through the details of the procedure.