About Breast Lifts
A breast lift is a common and popular cosmetic surgery to increase the projection and perkiness of sagging breasts. Many often receive breast implants at the same time as their breast lift surgery.
How Do Breast Lifts Work?
The main goal of a breast lift is to reposition the nipple higher on the chest wall. In a consultation, your doctor will explain where the nipple will be repositioned. During surgery, breast tissue and skin will be removed to literally lift the lower breast into position. If you’re receiving an implant, the doctor will then insert the implant and bandage up the breast.
Because this is major surgery, local and general anesthesia may be used. This is also, generally, an outpatient procedure and does not require an overnight stay.
Are There Side Effects?
Side effects are similar to other breast surgeries, and include swelling, bruising, and general discomfort. A firmly secured bandage and sports bra may help to reduce swelling post-surgery. Other complications may include infection, asymmetry, changes in breast sensitivity, or revisional surgery. It’s important to discuss these with your doctor before undergoing any surgical procedure.
Is Right a Breast Lift For Me?
Generally, a breast lift is fit for those looking to minimize the sagging of the breast. If you can hold a pencil under your breast tissue, you may be a candidate for a breast lift. Candidates for surgery are typically in good general health and have realistic expectations for their procedure. Those who are in poor general health, are obese, or have unrealistic goals for surgery may not be considered fit for surgery. Discussing these things with a qualified cosmetic surgeon is the best way to know if a breast lift is right for you.