The effects of a breast lift are fantastic when done by a professional plastic surgeon, but unfortunately, the effects might not last forever. That’s why it’s best to know when you need to go in for a follow-up appointment with your trusted plastic surgeon. Breast lifts are an excellent way to look rejuvenated. We’ve outlined what you need to know to keep your breasts looking great for decades after your surgery.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants 2-to-1.
Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted.
How Long Do The Results Last?
For many women, breast lift surgery is something you don’t want do more than once. That being the case, you want to make sure your breast lift results last. While the results don’t have a determined lifespan, there are a few things you can do to make sure your breast lift results last as long as possible.
- Take care of your skin.
- Your skin’s elasticity is partially due to genetics. However, you do have some control. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Ask your physician about taking natural supplements to improve flexibility. Vitamin C, for example, is essential in forming collagen and cartilage.
- Always wear a bra.
- Going bra-less (or wearing a bra that doesn’t fit well) will allow the breasts to sag again over time. It’s especially important to wear a bra while exercising or jogging if you want to maximize your breast lift results.
- Avoid pregnancy and weight fluctuations
- Pregnancy and other weight changes negatively affect breast lift results. Avoid having this procedure until your weight has stabilized.
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