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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 when trying to understand your breast lift candidacy.

WHAT IS BREAST LIFT SURGERY?

First, it’s essential to understand what a breast lift is. The surgical breast lift procedure involves removing excess skin to lift and tighten drooping breasts. If the nipples point downward, they are also repositioned so that the nipples sit naturally. A breast lift can be performed independently or in conjunction with other procedures such as breast augmentation. The surgical procedure of a lift does not increase breast volume on its own, but breast augmentation can restore lost volume.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A BREAST LIFT?

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

Overall, any patient who 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 health overall and are within 10-15 lbs. of their healthy weight goals. Additionally, realistic expectations about breast lift surgery are important. Women at their ideal weight looking to restore breasts perkiness after significant weight loss are great candidates to undergo breast lift surgery.

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR A BREAST LIFT?

On the other hand, a few things may make you a poor candidate for 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 are not physically healthy or 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.

Breast lift patients should understand this procedure will not increase the size of your breasts but can improve the appearance of sagging breasts.

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 and board-certified plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate your breasts and determine if a breast lift is the right procedure for you.

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