How Long Do Breast Lift Results Last?
For people looking for a long-lasting way to help perk up the appearance of their breasts, there’s no better solution than a surgical breast lift. This procedure can remove excess skin and adjust the position of the nipple and areola to provide a more youthful look and feel.
And whether you’re just starting to look or have already had a breast lift performed, one of the major questions on your mind is how long your results will last. Let’s take a look at what factors affect breast lift results and what you can do to ensure they last as long as possible.
Two major factors affect the results of any cosmetic breast surgery, including breast lift. First is the quality of the skin and connective tissue in the breasts . As you can imagine, there are differences in the approach Dr. Angelchik takes toward breast lift patients with differing severity of skin laxity ( sagging)in order to ensure the longest-lasting results.
The second factor is major changes that happen to your body after surgery is performed, whether shortly after or years later. Things like pregnancy and childbirth or significant weight gain or loss can alter the results of a breast lift in a negative way.
Other things, such as your diet, genetics, and habits after surgery can affect the long-term results of a breast lift. Some of these factors are under your control, but others, like your genetics, will dictate when and how you age, and what effect that will have on your breast lift.
With proper care and good habits, the results of a breast lift performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik can last many years, helping to provide an improved body contour and making it easy to look great in whatever clothing you choose to wear. For the best results, there are a few things you can do to ensure your breast lift results don’t fade with time.
One key problem a breast lift solves is removing excess skin that leads to sagging breasts. To maximize this benefit, it’s important to take good care of your skin to help it remain smooth, tight, and even-toned. This includes using high-quality skincare products, which our skincare experts can customize to meet your needs, whether preventing skin laxity or reversing it.
If you’ve had a breast lift in the past and are concerned that you are losing elasticity, Dr. Angelchik can provide a recommendation for a non-invasive skin tightening solution, such as our Morpheus8 RF technology, to help restore your breast lift results. Additionally, subdermal tightening with Renuvion® can enhance skin quality and the tightness of the connective tissue matrix under the skin. In select cases, the Renuvion® can be used independently and no surgical lift is required.
When you gain or lose weight, you do so proportionally throughout the body. Significant weight gain can lead to increased breast volume, which can affect the natural, youthful look achieved with a breast lift. On the other hand, dramatic weight loss may also exaggerate the results of a breast lift, perhaps leading to the necessity of revision and repair.
Not everyone is a huge fan of wearing a bra, but it does play a helpful role in maintaining breast lift results. If you have bras that don’t fit properly or you don’t wear one regularly, your breasts can sag more quickly than if you keep them supported. Having the right type of bra is important as well, as movement and exercise can make this effect worse.
By investing in good-fitting, comfortable, and supportive underwear, you’re also investing in the results of an effective breast lift procedure that will keep your breasts looking great for years to come. At our office we like to check all bras after a procedure to make sure that the patient gets a properly fitted garment.
The best way to learn how to maintain your breast lift results is to talk to an expert breast lift surgeon. Dr. Angelchik is board-certified and has specialized in breast plastic surgery for over 20 years. Whether you’re interested in having breast lift surgery or are looking for ways to restore the look of one you’ve already had, Dr. Angelchik can answer any and all of your questions. Set up a consultation today by calling 602-932-0789 or filling out a contact form online.