How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?
Sagging breasts can make a person self-conscious about their appearance and feminine physique. Unfortunately, sagging breasts are likely as a person ages and the skin loses its elasticity. Weight fluctuation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can also contribute to drooping breasts.
Plastic surgeons at The Landings Surgical Centre offer breast lift surgery to restore a perkier and firmer bustline. Women considering a breast lift at our plastic surgery practice that serves Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, frequently ask, “how long does a breast lift last?” Here we discuss how long breast lift results should last and what patients can do to prolong surgical results.
How Long Do Breast Lift Results Last?
Our doctors are unable to tell a patient exactly how long breast lift results will last. Everybody is unique and responds differently to plastic surgery. The length of breast lift surgery results depends on additional factors such as post-surgical care, lifestyle choices, and genetics. On average, patients can expect breast lift results to last between 10 and 15 years. In some cases, surgical results may last even longer.
What Can I Do to Prolong Surgical Results?
Surgical recovery is vital to the long-term success of a breast lift. We provide our Halifax patients with thorough post-surgical care instructions. Patients should carefully follow provided instructions to promote recovery and encourage long-lasting surgical results. Additionally, patients should consider these tips to get the most out of their breast lift results.
Find a Supportive Bra
Even after a breast lift, aging changes the body. Over time, skin tissues continue to lose elasticity, and collagen diminishes. A supportive bra supports the weight of the breasts and helps them maintain a high position on the chest wall.
Maintain a Steady Weight
Weight fluctuations further diminish skin elasticity and exaggerate sagging. Patients who stay within their ideal weight range after a breast lift are more likely to enjoy long-lasting results than those who lose or gain a significant amount of weight.
Follow a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet makes it easier to maintain a steady weight. Furthermore, diets high in nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin E preserve skin elasticity to prolong breast lift results.
Protect the Skin from Sun Exposure
The sun contains harsh UV rays that damage the skin. Sun damage can cause wrinkles, age spots, and sagging. Patients should keep the skin covered when in the sun or protect it with sunscreen to prolong breast lift results.
Can I Undergo a Breast Lift Revision?
Good post-surgical practices allow patients to enjoy breast lift results for longer. Still, aging eventually takes its toll. Patients who experience loose skin, sagging, wrinkled breasts, elongated breasts, or downward-pointing nipples or areolas should consider a breast lift revision. Like the initial surgery, breast lift revision eliminates excess tissues and repositions the breasts and nipples to restore a perkier bust line.
If sagging, drooping breasts have left you unhappy with your appearance, you may be an ideal candidate for breast lift surgery. To learn more about the breast lift procedure and its expected surgical results, send a message to The Landings Surgical Centre or call us at (902) 492-2007.