Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a procedure women undergo to give their breasts an improved contour, shape, and position. Women may choose to undergo this procedure to combat the effects of aging, breastfeeding, or drastic weight changes.
How Long Will Breast Lift Results Last?
Before undergoing surgery, it’s important to know about possible long-term results. That being said, there is no one answer to this question. The longevity of breast lift results varies widely from patient-to-patient.
Factors that affect the results include:
- Surgical techniques used
- Lifestyle habits
- Dietary habits
- The overall health of the patient
Due to the significant amount of variables that affect the results, some women find they need a revision of their surgery after a few years. Other women have results that are much more long-term and stable.
How To Improve The Longevity Of Your Breast Lift Results
While there are no guarantees, there is a wide variety of ways to help your breast lift results last significantly longer. Things to keep in mind for the best possible outcome include:
You can do things for yourself like:
- Reducing your stress levels
- Getting enough sleep consistently
- Cutting down or eliminating alcohol and nicotine
Getting enough fresh fruits and vegetables will do wonders for your overall health. You will also be getting vitamins and minerals to help you heal and stay in good condition.
Avoid Drastic Weight Changes
If you are losing significant amounts of weight, it is recommended to reach and maintain a goal weight before seeking breast lift surgery.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding also have an impact on the size and shape of the breasts. If you plan to become pregnant or breastfeed, you may wish to postpone your breast lift.
Take Care Of Your Skin
Ways to take care of your skin include:
- Limit sun exposure
- Use sunscreen
- Moisturize daily
- Avoid smoking
- Stay hydrated
Wear Proper Support
Wearing a supportive bra will help you avoid the effects of gravity. It’s even more important to wear supportive garments if you exercise because the repetitive movement accelerates sagging.
As you can see, the best way to ensure the longevity of your breast lift results is to take a holistic approach to health. Age and genetics are out of our control, but there is quite an array of things we can do to improve and maintain our results.
If you are local to the Boston area, reach out to Dr. Jonathan Hall and his staff for a consultation or to learn more about your options.