A woman’s breasts are a huge part of her femininity, and they can play a significant role in a woman’s self-esteem. While some women would like larger or smaller breasts, some are satisfied with the size they have but are unhappy with the height of their breasts or feel their breasts are not firm enough. This can prevent them from looking and feeling their best. A breast lift is a surgical procedure designed to address both of these issues and give you the bust you want. If you’re considering this procedure and are wondering if now is a good time, there are several factors that should weigh in your decision.
You Are Through with Breastfeeding
Any surgery to the breasts can affect the ability to breastfeed in the future, but a breast lift will certainly make it impossible. This is especially true if your nipples will be moved to a higher position during surgery, as this affects milk ducts and nerves necessary for successful lactation. If you are done having children or you are planning to offer formula to a future child, this will have no impact on your decision.
You Are at a Normal, Steady Weight
Your weight affects the volume and firmness of your breasts. To get the very best, most lasting results, you will want to be at your best weight and be able to keep it steady. If you have a breast lift and then lose weight, you could experience more sagging. If you gain, your breasts may increase in size and leave you dissatisfied with their shape.
You Can Take Six Weeks Off Work
Rushing back to your normal routines right after surgery is not recommended. Healing makes demands on your energy reserves. It’s best to rest as much as possible after surgery, meaning you may be away from work for at least six weeks. The wait is worth it after you see the final results.
Schedule Your Consultation to Learn More Today
If you’re considering a breast lift procedure, choosing the proper time is imperative to achieving a good result. Discuss your surgical options during a consultation at the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, MD in Baton Rouge.
We look forward to helping you address your issue and getting you the bust you want. You don’t have to live with your drooping breasts any longer. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to achieving your cosmetic goals.