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What Will My Breasts Look Like After a Breast Lift?

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Posted September 18, 2020 in Breast Lift

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As you age, the appearance of your breasts changes significantly. Weakening tissues, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and gravity eventually result in sagging breasts that appear elongated, droopy, and deflated. 

Illustration of a breast lift.

Breast lift surgery can reverse these aging effects, so your breasts look more youthful, attractive, and perky.

Modern science has presented us with various breast lift techniques that restore the breasts to a more youthful position and projection on the chest wall. As someone who is considering breast lift surgery, you may be wondering what your breasts will look like following this procedure. 

It is important to note that a breast lift procedure alone will not add fullness or volume since implants are required to achieve that.

How Will Breast Lift Surgery Change My Breasts?

Many women who experience breast ptosis (sagging) will fondly remember what their breasts looked like when they were younger. For most women, their breasts projected outward, their nipples were centered on their breasts, and their breasts were firm with taut skin. 

Before and after image showing the side view of a breast lift performed in Atlanta.

Sadly, this does not last, and, over time, the breasts take on a downward-facing appearance. A breast lift is designed to restore the breasts’ projection to what you knew during your younger years.

Essentially, the stretched skin that is allowing the breasts to sag is removed, and the weakened breast tissues are tightened and secured. This process raises the breasts so that they will once again project outward. 

From there, the nipple-areola complex is repositioned (and resized, if necessary) so that it once again sits in the center of the breast. 

For a better understanding of the outcome, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with our experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.

What Is the Breast Lift Recovery Process?

Your breasts will be placed in a surgical support bra for proper healing. While you may notice an improved breast shape following the surgery, they will also be swollen and may appear uneven for a few days. This is perfectly normal, considering each breast is expected to heal at a slightly different rate.

Minimal scarring may also be present, though a bathing suit or bra easily hides these scars. 

Before and after image showing the frontal results of a breast lift performed in Atlanta.

You will begin to see improvements over the following weeks (between six and eight weeks) as the swelling subsides. Results will be more or less final about six months after a breast lift. Women with slightly smaller breasts are expected to have slightly longer-lasting results since they are not as heavy and prone to gravity.

Breast lift surgery can be performed alone or in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction.

Interested in Learning More?

To discuss the results you can expect from a breast lift procedure, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brothers at 404-257-9888 or fill the online form to schedule a cosmetic consultation. With extensive experience in breast enhancement, Dr. Brothers will recommend the best surgical plan for outstanding results.

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