Sometimes you just miss the breasts you used to have. You remember…back when you were younger, before babies and breastfeeding, before years of gravity began to take a toll…perky, shapely, firm…the breasts of youth.
So you may be thinking about having a breast lift done to help your saggy, drooping breasts. But if you’re happy with the size of your breasts, you may be wondering if you can have a breast lift done without also getting breast implants at the same time.
Of course, the obvious answer is yes, it’s your body and you can certainly have only one procedure done if that’s your preference. If you’re happy with the overall size and amount of breast you have, and all you want to do is lift them back up to their rightful place, then a breast lift without implants may be the perfect solution for you. Keep in mind that a breast lift will not give you the fullness and volume that breast implants do.
Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery
One of the biggest benefits of breast lift surgery is the soaring increase you’ll experience in your self-confidence. And it remains high, whether you’re wearing clothes or not!
Your breasts will sit higher, point in the right direction and have more symmetry.
Recovery Time Following a Breast Lift
After your breast lift, you will likely experience swelling and some numbness that will feel better within a few days but may take several months to completely resolve. Two to five days after the procedure, you can likely resume some light activity, with some patients returning to work within a week, depending on their job. More rigorous exercises can usually safely be resumed within about four weeks.
What Results Can You Expect from a Breast Lift?
Your results after a breast lift will be immediately noticeable. Over the next few months, as they settle into their new position you’ll be able to see the final results. The incision lines will fade over time but should be considered permanent since they will never go away completely.
Keep in mind if you experience significant weight gain or loss, it could impact the appearance of your breasts. Changes during pregnancy can adversely affect the improvements made by a breast lift.
How Long Do Breast Lift Results Last?
While breast lift results are long-lasting for some patients, other patients will return for minor adjustments or revisions after just a few years. The length of time the results remain can depend on a number of variables, such as your age, overall health, diet and fitness habits, and genetics. The surgical technique itself may also play a part in the longevity of the results.
There are a few things you can do to help ensure your results will last as long as possible. You’ll want to take steps to improve the skin elasticity. Avoid spending too much time in the sun and take some natural supplements shown to help promote increased skin elasticity, such as vitamins C and E.
It also helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid any rapid weight gains or losses. You’ll receive other helpful post-surgery instructions following your breast lift procedure.
If you think a breast lift may be what you need to restore a more youthful appearance to your body, contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Philpott. He can help you determine exactly what you need to achieve the body of your dreams.