Did you know, that breast lifts are one of the most performed anti-aging procedures? And they have grown in popularity in recent years. The goal of a breast lift is to raise the breasts by removing and tightening excess skin. A woman's breasts change with aging and other factors. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight and family history can all impact a woman’s breasts over time.
About the procedure
The most common procedure for breast lift involves three incisions. These are around the areola, a vertical incision from the areola downward, and a horizontal incision along the breast crease. Through the incisions, your surgeon reshapes and lifts breast tissue. The surgeon also removes excess skin. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. During your consultation you will discuss your individual wishes for your appearance. You will need to consider:
- Breast shape and volume
- Activity level and lifestyle factors
- Weight fluctuations
Breast lift surgery does not change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to be a different size, choose a breast augmentation or reduction.
During your recovery, you will have dressings or bandages. You may also have a small, thin tube for drainage. You will need to wear an elastic bandage or good sports bra. This will aid healing.
As part of the recovery process, you will receive:
- Instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains
- Medications to apply or take
- Areas to watch with your doctor at the surgical site or in your general health