Several factors contribute to sagging breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and sometimes it’s just genetics that causes a woman’s breasts to lose that youthful perkiness and volume. Sagging breasts can affect your self-confidence, but this problem doesn’t just affect women with larger breasts. Smaller chested females may also deal with deflated breasts that have lost their shape and fullness. By removing excess skin and repositioning the breast tissue, breast lifts provide lifted, fuller, and more youthful-looking breasts. Read on to find out if you should get a breast lift.
What is a breast lift?
The benefits of a breast lift go beyond restoring self-confidence.
Breast lifts advantages include:
- Provide you with firmer breasts, which makes wearing certain types of clothing and undergarments easier.
- Improve nipple projection by reshaping the breasts and repositioning the areolar and nipples.
- Reduces back and shoulder pain, a common complaint from women with large, sagging breasts.
- Reduces skin irritation underneath the breast tissue, which may cause infections.
- Corrects the asymmetrical appearance of breasts that aren’t the same size and shape.
Who’s a good candidate for a breast lift?
You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if your breasts droop, sag, have downward or outward-facing nipples or your breasts have lost their youthful perkiness. Whether your breasts have changed firmness and fullness due to pregnancy, weight loss, or genetics, droopy or downward-facing nipples usually classify someone as a good candidate for a breast lift.
Should I be concerned about scarring?
Any surgery is going to run the risk of scarring. Don’t let a surgeon tell you otherwise! But choosing a well-qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan can help reduce scarring. However, some degree of scarring is inevitable, although Dr. Preminger uses her surgical expertise to make incisions of a particular size and location to minimize scaring and make it easier to conceal no matter what type of garment you wear.
What should I expect for a breast lift recovery?
As with any surgery, recovery is to be expected. You have to allow your body time to heal. Most patients return to work and can resume light exercise within about two weeks following their breast lift. More strenuous activities should be postponed for about six weeks, and expect swelling to resolve completely within two to three months. While you may experience some bruising and swelling immediately after surgery, results will last for years!
What about pregnancy and breastfeeding after I’ve had a breast lift?
For the best, longest-lasting results, it’s best to have a breast lift after having children and as long as you do not plan on becoming pregnant again. Additional weight gain and hormonal changes during pregnancy may cause the breasts to resort to their previous loose, sagging state, reversing the effects of the breast lift. If you aren’t sure whether you should have a breast lift, talk to Dr. Preminger during a consultation.
Breast Lift in Manhattan and New York City
A breast lift can restore your self-confidence and ease back or shoulder pain if you experience this discomfort due to sagging breasts. If you would like to learn about what it’s like to get a breast lift or what to expect during recovery, call Preminger Plastic Surgery at (212) 706-1900 to schedule a consultation.