A mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, is a popular procedure for patients wanting to achieve a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing shape. Just as the name suggests, a breast lift procedure “lifts” the breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the surrounding tissue to support a perky, more youthful breast contour.
How long should I expect my breast lift results to last?
To figure how long results last from a typical breast lift surgery is dependent upon many factors such as age, genetics, health and dietary habits, as well as surgical techniques. The good news is there are a few things you can do to help you get the most out of your breast lift procedure.
Take Care of Your Skin: Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun because overexposure can cause the skin’s texture to change and lose elasticity, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Eating a healthy and balanced diet, quitting smoking and exercising regularly can have a positive effect on your skin. Vitamins C and E have also been shown to have benefits for your skin.
Avoid Significant Weight Changes: Stretched skin and sagging breasts are natural consequences of significant weight changes. Weight should be carefully controlled and maintained in order to achieve the best and longest lasting results.
Wear Proper Support: Sadly, we can’t fight against the effects of gravity. Whether or not you are a fan of the bra, the fact of the matter is they will help extend the life of your breast lift surgery. Wearing ill-fitting bras or foregoing them all together can cause your breasts to sag faster than usual. This is especially true when you engage in physical activity because the increased impact and movement will increase the effects of gravity on your breast tissue. Do your breasts a favor and invest in the right bra to support and preserve your breast lifts results.
Every patient is different as are their results but following the tips above can help in extending the longevity of your breast lift results. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Allison in Gainesville, contact Dr. David W. Allison by calling 703-754-8228 or visiting mdallison.com.