As women get older, their breasts tend to undergo significant changes in appearance due to factors such as weakened tissues, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and gravity. Eventually, this process results in breasts that appear elongated, saggy, and deflated. Thankfully, breast lift surgery is able to reverse these effects and restore youth and vitality to the breast region.
Today, there are various breast lift techniques available that are designed to restore the breasts to a more aesthetically appealing position on the chest wall. Patients who are thinking about undergoing breast lift surgery are naturally curious about how their breasts will look after the procedure.
What does a breast lift do?
Breast ptosis, or sagging, is a common problem that many women develop as they get older. Many of these patients remember fondly what their breasts looked like in their younger years. Youthful breasts usually project outward and are characterized by centered nipples and firm, taut skin.
A breast lift procedure is designed to restore the patients' breast projection to what it was like in the days of their youth. This is accomplished by removing the stretched-out skin that is causing them to sag and tightening and securing the weakened breast tissues. This process enables the breasts to be raised so that they project outward again while repositioning and resizing the nipple-areola complex to sit in the center of the breasts.
After the surgery, the patient is given a surgical support bra for them to wear to ensure that they have a positive healing process. Although the patient may notice an improved breast shape, the breasts will likely remain swollen and appear uneven for a few days. This is totally normal, as the breasts don't always heal at the same rate.
Patients may also notice minimal scarring, but these scars can be easily hidden when wearing a bathing suit or a bra. Patients will start to see improvements in their breasts over the course of a few weeks as the swelling subsides. The final results of the treatment will be perceivable around the six-month mark.
Women who have smaller breasts typically experience somewhat longer-lasting results, as their breasts are not as heavy and prone to gravity. It is recommended that patients set up a consultation with an experienced and highly-revered plastic surgeon to get a better idea of what the treatment and recovery processes entail.
What will my breasts look like?
Patients who undergo a breast lift procedure can expect to have perkier, more youthful breasts with a pronounced outward projection. While these effects can last for a long time, patients should keep in mind that their bodies are still susceptible to the aging process and gravity. As a result, their breasts may droop again in the future, meaning that they will require a subsequent procedure in order to maintain their results.
What is the takeaway?
A breast lift procedure is an incredibly effective method of reversing breast ptosis. Those who are looking to regain a more youthful look in their chest region can benefit greatly from this tried and true treatment.
As with any surgical procedure, it is vital that patients refer to an experienced practitioner to carry out their breast lift. Over the years, Dr. Engineer has performed countless procedures on his patients, always achieving remarkable results. Reach out to our office to learn more about what a breast lift procedure at Engineered Aesthetics can do for you.