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Should You Go for a Breast Lift or Not?

As women age, experience pregnancy, or weight changes, their breasts may begin to sag. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you may consider a breast lift. But is this the right decision for you? Here are a few things to consider before undergoing cosmetic breast surgery.

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

First, it’s essential to understand what a breast lift is. This surgical procedure involves removing excess skin to lift and tighten the breast. The nipple and areola are also repositioned so that they sit naturally. A breast lift can be performed independently or in conjunction with other procedures such as breast augmentation.

Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

A few things may make you a good candidate for a breast lift. First, if your breasts have lost their shape or definition, a breast lift can help to restore them. Most women who opt for this procedure are unhappy with the way their breasts look after pregnancy, weight loss, or simply due to aging.

Overall, any patient that is looking to improve the shape and appearance of their breasts is a good candidate for a breast lift, as long as they are in good overall health and are within 10-15 lbs. of their maintainable goal weight.

Who is Not a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

On the other hand, a few things may make you a poor candidate for a breast lift. First, if you are still pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not have this surgery yet. It is best to wait until you are done having children to undergo cosmetic surgery as your body may change with future pregnancies. If you are a smoker or use any tobacco, nicotine, THC, or CBD products, you will need to discontinue these products and all secondhand exposure to these products at least 3-4 weeks before surgery.

Finally, if you have certain medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, you may not be a good candidate for a breast lift. This is because these conditions can increase the risk of complications during surgery and affect the healing process afterward. However, each of these concerns will need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis with your surgeon.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering a breast lift, schedule a consultation with Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, MO. Our expert team of board-certified plastic surgeons will be able to evaluate your breasts and determine if a breast lift is a right procedure for you.

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