As some women get older, many will experience sagging or drooping breasts, but it could also happen at a much younger age depending on a few factors. Breastfeeding, pregnancy, drastic weight fluctuations and your genes could all lead to sagging or drooping breasts no matter your age. The best way to get your breasts back to normal is by undergoing a breast lift surgery.
Breast lift surgeries are rapidly becoming one of the most common elective plastic surgeries. A breast lift will correct your sagging breasts and return your figure by removing the excess skin. The surrounding tissue is also tightened during the procedure to reshape the breast. Since only your existing skin and tissue are used during a breast lift, your breasts will remain the same size they were before the sagging. If you want to alter the size of your breasts, then you can also undergo a breast augmentation surgery at the same time as the breast lift operation.
While breast lift surgery is a relatively minor surgery, you will still have to take some time to recover from the procedure. Bandages will be applied to your incisions immediately after the completion of the surgery. You must wear elastic bandages or a support bra after the surgery to minimize swelling and help the healing process. A small tube may also have to be placed under your skin to drain excess blood and fluid that collects in the body, which can be removed after all of the excess has left your body. This should take no longer than two weeks. The entire recovery process from a breast lift should take between four and six weeks.
Breast lift surgery cannot be done on anyone that smokes. If you are a smoker, then you will have to stop for several weeks before and after the operation. Smoking thins the blood, which can cause complications during the operation and recovery.
While there are always potential complications associated with any surgery, there are no major complications exclusively associated with breast lift surgery. You may have to undergo a touch-up procedure to correct any asymmetry in the breasts, but this will not lengthen the recovery process. Once you are completely healed from the breast lift surgery, you will gain back the confidence you lost from sagging breasts.
If you are interested a correcting sagging breasts, a breast lift by Dr. J. Anthony Stephens could be the right solution for you. Our medical team will work with you to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. Together, we will create a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact Dr. Anthony Stephens today to schedule your consultation.