A mastopexy, more commonly known as breast lift, is an excellent procedure for those wanting to achieve a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing breast shape.
Whether you have experienced pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or simply aging, a breast lift can restore a firm, sculpted breast shape while helping reposition breasts that are aligned unevenly.
Every woman who visits Synergy Plastic Surgery has their own unique anatomy, therefore our plastic surgeons strive to give each one of them natural-looking results that enhance their own beauty.
Just as the procedures name implies, a breast lift procedure physically “lifts” otherwise sagging or drooping breasts by removing excess skin, followed by the reshaping of the surrounding tissue to support a more youthful breast contour. The results are lifted, perkier breasts! As with any cosmetic procedure, many patients often wonder if there is anything they can do to maximize the life expectancy of their breast lift.
How Long Will My Breast Lift Results Last?
Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer to this question, as the results vary for everyone. Every person has their own unique anatomy. While some patients may experience long-lasting breast lift results, others may see the need to perform minor revisions later down the line. Many factors affect the longevity of your results such as age, genetics, health, and dietary habits, as well as surgical techniques. Thankfully, there are a few steps that you can take to help you maximize the longevity of your breast lift surgery results!
Lengthening Your Breast Lift Results
Protect your skin
As we age, our skin consequently begins to lose its collagen and elasticity. The result is weaker skin that is more susceptible to drooping or sagging. Beyond genetic predisposition to weaker skin, there is a lot that you can do to protect your skin.
Most importantly, you should avoid excessive exposure to the sun. This is due to the fact that UV light actually penetrates through your skin and breaks down the collagen that supports firm, supple skin! This is due to the penetration of IV light into the middle layer of skin, consequently causing the abnormal buildup of elastin. This excessive exposure to the sun can cause the skin’s texture to change and lose elasticity, which ultimately lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. Therefore, when in the sun you should always utilize SPF!
There are a wide variety of skin care options to further protect your skin from damage and aging! Creating a daily skin regimen for not only your face, but your areas of scarring as well can better ensure the maintenance of your results.
Avoid Weight Fluctuation
Consistent weight gain and loss is never a good thing for any type of cosmetic surgical procedure, and especially have negative effects on your breast lift results. Weight should be carefully managed and maintained to achieve the best and longest lasting results breast lift results. Our surgeons advise future patients to seek a breast lift only after they have reached and sustained your target weight, then sustain that weight by continuing to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Furthermore, pregnancy and breastfeeding also have negative effects to the results of a breast lift. Due to the fluctuation in hormones and size, the breast tissue goes through many changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As previously mentioned, changes in weight and breast tissue could lead to drooping or sagging and may require additional procedures to correct once again. For this reason, our board-certified plastic surgeons encourage future patients to seek cosmetic surgery such as a breast lift only after they have finished having children, stopped breastfeeding, and have achieved their weight goals.
Wear proper support
Let’s face it, not all women are fans of wearing a bra daily. Some feel that they are constrictive and find that forgoing it all together is the comfiest route. However, the fact of the matter is they will help extend the life of your breast lift procedure. In fact, not all bras are made equally. Ensuring that you are wearing the correct bra size can make a world of difference on the way you feel, as well as your breast lift results. Wearing ill-fitting bras or none at all can cause your breasts to sag faster than usual, thanks to gravity. This is especially true when you engage in physical activity as the heightened impact and movement will increase the effects of gravity on your breast tissue. Do yourself and your breasts a favor by getting properly fitted and investing in the right bra to support and preserve your breast lifts results!
Furthermore, when moving forward with your breast lift procedure at Synergy Plastic Surgery, our medical staff ensure that you have all the information you will need prior to surgery at your pre-operative appointment. Our team will instruct you on what type of breast support will be needed immediately after surgery, as well as when you can move on to wire bras.
At Synergy Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons provide our patients with detailed guidelines that should be followed to help maintain the integrity of your procedure.
Doing the proper research, as well as discussing and deciding on a surgical route that you and your board-certified plastic surgeon agree is best for your goals is going to be critical to your breast lift success! Our surgeons will discuss the expectations and outcomes they have seen in their own practice can help you decide on your personal breast lift plan that is best tailored to your anatomy and aesthetic goal!
Every patient possesses different and unique anatomy, as are their surgical results -however following the tips listed above can assist in extending the longevity and integrity of your breast lift and ultimately preserving your rejuvenated look!
If you are ready to move forward with your breast lift procedure, call (512) 244-1444 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!