Breast lifts have become a highly sought-after procedure amongst women looking to change the position and shape of their breasts following a major life change such as pregnancy, age or weight loss.
Breast lift surgery helps women regain their confidence by restoring the youthfulness of their breasts. To achieve this, excess skin is removed from the breasts before they are reshaped, resulting in fuller, perkier breasts.
Obviously, you want your breast lift results to last as long as possible, so what can you do from your side to make this happen?
Breast Lift Results: How Long Will They Last?
Unfortunately, there is no real answer to this question because the longevity of your results depends on a number of different factors. Some women experience long-lasting results while revision surgery is necessary for others. Age, health, genetics and lifestyle habits can all affect the longevity of your results.
If you’ve just started your breast lift research, these breast lift before and after images & details will give you an idea of the type of results you can expect.
Enhancing Your Breast Lift Results
Here are a few things that you can do after your surgery to maximise the longevity of your breast lift results.
Keep Your Weight Stable
Gaining or losing weight at a rapid pace after your surgery can alter the results of your breast lift, which is why it’s wise to keep your weight stable if you want to achieve long-lasting results. It’s for this reason that it’s also advisable to only schedule a breast lift once you’ve reached or are close to your ideal weight.
Since pregnancy and breastfeeding will also change your breasts and lead to some weight gain, it’s also better to only schedule a breast lift after you’re done having children. With that being said, know that your ability to breastfeed shouldn’t be affected should you choose to have another child.
Care for Your Skin
Skin elasticity goes a long way in helping you maintain your breast lift results so a good skincare regime is vital. If you will be spending time in the sun, be sure to wear a high-quality sunscreen with an SPF of 50+. Sun exposure is one of the main reasons why the skin loses its elasticity so protect it daily for long-lasting results.
Choose the Right Bras
The right bra can extend the life of your breast lift results, particularly if you engage in strenuous physical activity. Finding the right bras will ensure that a mix of gravity, impact and movement won’t make your breasts sag sooner than they have to, so choose wisely.
Over and above these tips, your surgeon will also provide you with some guidelines on how you can maintain your breast lift results for as long as possible. With this being said, the surgical techniques that are used during your procedure also make a difference to your results, which is why it’s crucial to review your surgeon’s credentials and experience.