How Long Do Breast Lift Results Last?
Many women suffer from sagging of the breasts over time. Naturally, this can happen with the natural effects of aging, weight gain, pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, a breast lift can correct this issue and might be the answer to your problem. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift involves removing excess skin and lifting the breasts so that they sit higher and give your figure a more youthful look.
If you’re considering a breast lift, you will probably want to know how long the results can last.
What is the Lifespan of a Breast Lift?
A breast lift can vary depending on each woman. As a result, there’s no set answer for how long your results can last. For some women, the results can last around 10 to 15 years, while for others, they might last 15 years or even longer. However, some patients seek revisions to their original surgery at some point.
What Factors Might Affect the Lifespan of Your Breast Lift?
Several factors can affect how long your breast lift may last. The most common include the following:
- Your skin: Your genes can play a major part in the aging of your skin. However, the environment can also play a role. You may want to carefully watch your diet to ensure that your skin can remain healthy and glowing. If you avoid processed foods and opt for more plant-based options, it gives your skin a better chance of staying healthy. You will also want to be smart with your lifestyle choices. Avoid smoking and too much sun to keep your skin more youthful and healthier.
- Breast support: Gravity is enemy number one when it comes to the position of your breasts after a breast lift procedure. You will want to wear a support bra to keep them in an upright position to prevent sagging.
- Surgical technique: There are different surgical techniques for breast lifts. The surgeon will use the best cutting-edge technique to ensure that you have lasting results. This can prevent the need for multiple follow-up procedures and you can look forward to having results that last many years to come.
- Pregnancy and weight changes: Gaining too much weight can affect the lifespan of your breast lift surgery. You may also want to put off having the procedure if you plan on getting pregnant as that also causes you to gain weight and your breasts to become bigger. Once you have finished having children, you can have a breast lift and look forward to years with it.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
A breast lift can address certain problems with your breasts. The most obvious is that it can help to raise the breasts to a higher, younger-looking position and reduce the issue of sagging. It can also address the position of the nipples when they point downward and improve the position of the areolae.
These issues can make a woman a good candidate for the procedure. However, it’s also important that you are at your goal weight if you want a breast lift. If you are in the process of losing weight, you should at least be close to your ultimate goal and maintain it. Women who are pregnant or planning to be are not good candidates. If you’ve recently had a baby and are still breastfeeding, you may not be a good candidate, either. However, if you are done having children and want to improve the look and position of your breasts, a breast lift can certainly benefit you.
Schedule A Consultation
If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area and want a breast lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hetal Fichadia, MD, FACS at your earliest convenience. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form today!