Many women experience sagging breasts as a result of aging, childbirth, and extreme weight loss. A mastopexy, better known as a breast lift, is a procedure many people undergo to treat sagging breasts. This procedure helps people achieve a more youthful appearance. It has helped many women gain confidence by restoring their breast shape. Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute (CASI) offers breast lifts and breast lift revision in Rosemont and Chicago, IL. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
What Does a Breast Lift Do?
Before knowing how long the results last, knowing what a breast lift is can help you understand the procedure and the benefits more. A breast lift procedure lifts the breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the surrounding tissue to support the new breast contour. So, how long does a breast lift last? And how does a breast lift change over time? For each individual, the length of the results varies. Some people have experienced long-lasting results, while others have had minor breast lift revisions after a few years. While a breast lift should last several years, factors such as weight gain, age, and pregnancy may still affect your breasts.
The Benefits of a Breast Lift
If you are considering a breast lift, here are some benefits:
Your breasts will be lifted higher on your chest.
Extra skin that may have stretched over time will be removed.
Reduce the size of your areola and change the direction of your nipples from downward to face forward.
Reshape your breasts to give you a more rounded appearance.
Make breasts more symmetrical.
Tighten your breast tissue for better support.
How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?
The duration of individual results depends on factors such as genetics, age, dietary habits, and general health. There are a few things that can be done to maximize the results of a breast lift procedure.
Taking Good Care of Your Skin
While the elasticity of your skin has much to do with genetics, it can be manipulated. Avoiding extended periods of sun exposure can retain skin elasticity. Sun damage may cause the texture of the skin to change and lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. Natural vitamin C and E supplements can help improve skin elasticity.
Avoid Weight Fluctuation
Continuous erratic weight loss and gain are not good for any cosmetic procedure. Weight fluctuations can have a negative effect on the results you get from a breast lift. The results you gain from a breast lift will be prolonged if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and a sustained weight. Your weight should be controlled to achieve long-lasting results from your breast lift. Weight fluctuation can also be caused by pregnancy. While pregnant or breastfeeding, your breast tissue undergoes much change. A breast lift may be ideal once you have stopped breastfeeding and are happy with your weight.
Wear Proper Support
Many women are not keen on the idea of a bra. However, a bra offers much-needed support for your breasts and will extend the results of your breast lift. By not wearing a bra or even wearing a bra that is not well-fitted, your breasts will sag more quickly than if you were to have proper support for your breasts. A good quality sports bra should be worn during strenuous exercise. No doubt, investing in a proper bra that fits you well and supports your breasts will extend the results of your breast lift.
What Is Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast lift revision surgery is similar to your original breast lift. Most of the time, this procedure is less extensive, depending on the individual. After the first breast lift revision, this procedure can be performed a second time as changes to your breasts may still occur. While these changes are not as significant as the initial result, they may still be necessary.
When you have had a breast lift, you are encouraged to get a lot of rest for a few days. After this rest period, it is best to have a follow-up appointment with us before returning to your regular daily routine. Showing should resume only 48 hours after your breast lift procedure, and light exercise, such as walking should be avoided for at least 14 days after your procedure. Smoking and sun tanning is highly discouraged during this healing period.
It is also important to have the correct support for your breasts while they heal. Any heavy lifting should be avoided during the recovery period. After a 4-6 week period of healing and taking special precautions, a gradual return to your exercise routine is recommended.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
The perfect candidates for a breast lift procedure are people who lead a healthy lifestyle and want to change the appearance of their breasts. In many cases, breast lift candidates are not happy with the shape of their breasts or the position of their nipples in relation to their chest. However, the most common concern is the sagging of the breasts. If any of these concerns sound familiar, you may be a suitable candidate for a breast lift procedure. However, it is imperative to schedule a consultation with us to know for sure.
Reliable Breast Lifts in Rosemont and Chicago, IL
There are many ways to extend your results and get the best out of your breast lift procedure. Contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and schedule an appointment with us. We have helped many people in Rosemont and Chicago, IL, with their breast lift concerns.