This will always be decided prior to surgery so that we have a solid plan that is tailored to you. When possible, scars are placed in existing creases to minimize the long-term visibility of scars.
Following surgery, my patients are discharged home the same day and usually experience minimal discomfort. They can typically return to light work within a week following surgery, although strenuous exercise or heavy labor should be avoided for six weeks following the procedure to ensure proper healing. A supportive bra with underwire is also recommended to be worn for six weeks following the surgery. I have discovered that this added support has benefited my patients over time by defining the lower breast contour throughout the healing process.
The results of a breast lift can be long-lasting, especially if patients maintain an active lifestyle and avoid significant changes in natural breast volume, such as with substantial weight changes and pregnancy. However, as skin gradually loses its elasticity with age, the robustness of the result may be compromised over time. As such, some patients may desire additional revisionary procedures to re-elevate and tighten the breasts in the future.
The decision to undergo a breast lift procedure is a personal one and should be made after careful consideration and consultation. This procedure has the potential to restore a youthful appearance to the breasts, boost body confidence, and improve overall quality of life. However, as with any surgical procedure, it’s crucial to have realistic expectations and understand that results can vary based on individual circumstances and body types.