There is ultimately no perfect breast shape or size. However, many women have an ideal in mind that doesn’t quite match up with what they currently have. This is especially true as women age. The breast tissue slides down, causing a droopy, sagging appearance. This can sometimes get in the way of a woman’s ideal body image. Luckily for such women, a breast lift can help fix that!
Everyone’s heard of breast implants, but what if size is not the problem? What if its the perkiness of your breasts? Or what if you don’t want anything unnatural in your body? This treatment may be a better option. Breast lifts work with what you already have. There’s a lot going into a successful breast list, from the operation down to the post-op aftercare.
What Should You Expect?
A Breast Lift involves surgical incision. The breast tissue is then pulled and relocated to the upper chest. The breast is pulled to its former position – before age and gravity did their damage. The areola is then cut and moved upwards, giving the breast as a whole a perkier and overall younger appearance. Expect a complete recovery to take about 6 weeks, but only the first week or two of recovery requires downtime.
Tips For A Successful Breast Lift
This is a surgical procedure which means it’s a little bit more on the involved side, but there are steps you can take before and after the procedure to get the most out of it and speed up your recovery as much as possible.
In the weeks leading up to your breast lift surgery, clean up your diet, make the gym a habit, fix your sleep schedule. Doing one if not all of these things will give your body the support it needs for a speedy recovery. Conversely, drop any habits like smoking or drinking that could hamper the recovery process.
Talk to your surgeon beforehand to go over all the medications you will need to drop such as blood thinners (if possible), as well as prescriptions you will need after the surgery so you can start taking them as directed as soon as you need to.
Lastly, many people don’t think about sleeping in the right position, but if you’re getting an operation on your chest, then you need to get used to sleeping on your back well before the procedure to not disturb any recovering tissues (and to avoid any painful rude awakenings).
Make arrangements for transportation, child and/or pet care, and any other daily tasks requiring physical attention for at least the first 2 weeks as you will need to be more or less sedentary for the time to focus on recovery.
The breast lift treatment area will be very sensitive and can open back up if you’re not careful. Make sure not to get the area wet for the first few days and avoid activity. Once your downtime is over though, you can start wearing compression garments to support the breast as well as promote blood flow. Speaking of blood flow, you can begin to walk after downtime is over to get some form of light exercise which not only helps your circulation, but can boost feel good hormones to support you in your healing process.
Final Thoughts On Breast Lift Surgery
The breast lift is a very involved surgical procedure that requires a significant commitment to downtime and recovery to ensure a successful outcome. The results, as many satisfied patients will tell you, are more than worth it! If you’ve read this far and think that a breast lift procedure might be just what you need to achieve your ideal figure, check out our directory for more information.