Age, breastfeeding, weight change, and the inescapable effects of gravity can all have an impact on your breasts. These factors can lead to sagging, loss of shape, deflation, or an uneven appearance. However, you don’t have to resign yourself to a look that you dislike. A breast lift can restore a more symmetrical, perky, and youthful appearance to your breasts’ size and shape.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is outpatient, cosmetic surgery in which excess, stretched skin is removed, and the breast is tightened and recontoured. The nipple and areola are also repositioned higher on the breast.
What Can a Breast Lift Do for You?
A breast lift can resolve many aesthetic concerns, such as:
- Downward-pointing nipples and areolas.
- Breasts that are each a different size and shape.
- Breasts that are too soft.
- Breasts that are pendulous.
- Loose breast skin.
What Type of Breast Lift Is Right for You?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all breast lift that addresses the same issues and produces the same results. You and your surgeon will discuss the best type of lift for your desired results.
The Crescent Lift
This procedure utilizes a crescent-shaped incision above the top half of the areola. A crescent lift is used for minimal sagging.
The Lollipop Lift
The lollipop implements a circular cut that’s made around the areola, along with a vertical incision that extends from the areola to the location where the breast and torso meet. This procedure addresses a moderate amount of sagging.
The anchor lift addresses severe sagging by implementing extensive reshaping. It’s done with three T-shaped incisions. This lift used in tandem with breast reduction surgery.
Preparing for Breast Lift Surgery
The anticipation of surgery can be unnerving, but being prepared can give you peace of mind before your procedure. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to follow before your breast lift surgery.
- Stop using tobacco and alcohol.
- Cut out all blood thinners and medications containing aspirin. This may include supplements such as herbs and vitamins. Your doctor will provide an extensive list of medications to avoid pre-surgery.
- If you are over 40, have a mammogram.
- Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after your breast lift.
What to Do After Surgery
Post-surgery self-care is a vital part of helping your breasts heal and look their best.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Shower anytime after 48 hours have passed.
- Apply ice every hour for 20 minutes for pain relief.
- Forego exertion such as pushing, lifting, or other strenuous activities.
Schedule a Consultation
Tired of shapeless or saggy breasts? Excited to have a new look? Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Dallas Homas and Dr. Lisa Brostrom of New Image Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas, are experts in breast lifts who will skillfully refresh your look and boost your confidence. Call 210-988-9819 or fill out an online form to schedule a consultation, and get ready to be transformed!