The Low Down on Breast Lifts
A low mortgage rate, low car mileage, and low temperatures, are all appealing. However, when it comes to your breasts, the last thing you want is for them to be low. If you breastfed, had a baby, or your breasts are simply losing shape due to age and gravity, it might be time to consider a breast lift or mastopexy.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a one and a half to three hour long surgery that will require you to be under the influence of anesthesia. The procedure typically involves an anchor-like incision on the underside of the breast. During the procedure, extra skin will be removed and tightened, in order for the breasts to be reshaped and lifted.
A lot of times, women who are undergoing a mastopexy also opt to have implants placed as well.
What Can You Expect from a Breast Lift?
Without an implant, breast lift surgery won’t change the size of your breasts but rather the shape. By rounding out the upper part of your breasts, the surgery will leave you with perkier and natural looking breasts.
What is the Recovery Time Like?
Recovery time for a breast lift is quite extensive compared to smaller plastic surgery procedures — around 1-2 weeks and requires a lot of rest and no heavy lifting. During immediate recovery, the patient will have bandages around the surgical area, but once the bandages have been removed, the patient will have to wear a specialized bra to add support to the area.
Deciding whether to get a breast lift, isn’t something that should be taken lightly. With the surgery and downtime that’s involved with the procedure, it’s a fairly big commitment. If you’re considering having a breast lift done, these 3 things will help you make a better and more informed decision about whether or not it’s the right thing for you. To learn more, schedule an appointment today!