What Is A Breast Lift?
A breast lift is also referred to as a mastopexy. It involves removing excess skin, raising the breasts and tightening the surrounding tissue. A breast lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. In fact, it is estimated that the number of women opting to getting breast lifts has increased by 70 percent ever since 2000.
The Ideal Candidate for a Breast Lift
The ideal candidate for a breast lift is a healthy person who does not smoke. Keep in mind that a breast lift can be performed at any age as long as the breasts have finished developing. Women can get a breast lift before or after they get pregnant. Additionally, women will be able to breastfeed after getting a breast lift.
You will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Sumida in order to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Make sure that you tell us about the medications you are taking and any health conditions you have.
Risks of a Breast Lift
A breast lift is a very safe procedure, and the chance of suffering complications is very low. However, every procedure has risks. Bleeding, infection, reactions to anesthesia and fluid accumulation are some of the possible risks of a breast lift.
Recovering from a Breast Lift
Dressing or bandages are applied to the incisions after surgery. A support bra or elastic badge will also need to be worn in order to reduce swelling. A small tube may also be placed underneath the skin in order to reduce swelling. Your surgeon will give specific instructions for recovering after your surgery.
It is important to avoid smoking because that will interfere with the healing process. You will need to avoid lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous activity for four to six weeks after your surgery.
What Results Can I Expect From A Breast Lift?
You will immediately notice results after getting a breast lift. The results will become more apparent as the swelling subsides. The final results will be apparent within a few months. You can maintain the results of a breast lift by keeping a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy body weight.
If you’re ready to add lift or restore the shape of your breasts, Nuance Cosmetic Surgery can help. Our medical team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment method for your needs. We will create a customized treatment plan designed to get you the best possible results. Contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.