As women get older, their breasts will lose firmness and elasticity. There are many reasons that can contribute to sagging breasts. Pregnancy can cause the ligaments in your breasts to stretch and lead to sagging after you give birth. Weight fluctuations can cause your breasts to lose firmness, and gravity can also cause the ligaments in the breasts to stretch over time. Many women choose to have a breast lift to restore a youthful appearance to their breasts. You may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift if you:
- Have breasts that are flat
- Your nipples fall below the crease of the breast when not supported
- One of your breasts is lower than the other
- Your areola is overly stretched
It is also important for candidates to be in good health without medical conditions that can affect the procedure and recovery. You should also have a positive outlook about the procedure. If you are planning on getting pregnant and breastfeeding, you may want to wait until your childbearing days are over before you have the procedure. Although the nipples are still connected to the underlying breast tissue, some women may not be able to produce adequate amounts of milk after a breast lift.
The Procedure and Recovery
To begin the procedure, the surgeon will create openings on both sides of the breasts. After this, the breast tissue will be repositioned and excess skin removed. The areolae may be reduced if it is stretched, and the nipple can be lifted to a higher position. The procedure typically takes a few hours to complete, and it is performed as an outpatient procedure.
After the procedure, you will wear a support garment to minimize swelling. You should refrain from lifting, bending, and straining for the first few days after the surgery. Sleeping on your side or back is important because it will keep pressure off of your breasts.The results are immediately visible, and the final results will appear when healing is complete. While the results are meant to last for many years, your skin will naturally lose elasticity as you age. You can help maintain the results if you stay at a stable weight.
Get In Touch with Us for Further Information
If you want to learn more about a breast lift, we welcome you to make an appointment with Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa! At our office in Costa Mesa, CA, our caring and experienced professionals will be pleased to explain the process more fully and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to hearing from you!