A breast lift is the best way to improve the appearance of sagging breasts. But if you’re thinking about having a breast lift, one of the most pressing questions you’re likely to have is – How long does a breast lift last.
What’s involved in a breast lift?
Breast lift surgery or mastopexy, involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying breast tissue, in order to elevate and reshape the breasts. Aging, breastfeeding, and weight changes are some of the factors that can cause the breast skin to lose some of its elasticity, resulting in droopy breasts.
How long does a breast lift last?
The longevity of a breast lift is not the same for every patient, because factors such as surgical technique, pregnancy and, weight fluctuations, can impact the duration.
- Surgical technique: There are different methods that can be used to perform a breast lift, and the option chosen can impact how long the results last.
- Pregnancy: Potential candidates for breast lift surgery are generally advised to postpone the procedure until they have finished having children. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can counteract the results of a breast lift.
- Weight fluctuations: Significant weight loss after a breast lift can cause additional breast sag, which will adversely impact the improvements gained with a breast lift.
Skin health can also impact the duration of results after a breast lift. Patients that eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and don’t smoke, generally get long lasting results.
Would you like to learn more about breast lift surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Boca Raton, FL area Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.drkeusch.com, or by calling (561) 562-4310.