Breast lift surgery lifts the breasts by eliminating loose or excess skin. While doing so, the procedure cosmetically contours the breasts, creating an aesthetically pleasing result.
To be a candidate and qualify for a safe breast lift surgery, your breasts must be fully developed which means teenagers and younger individuals would not qualify. Breast lift surgery can be beneficial to someone with a lifestyle that reveals or displays the chest area. It also a procedure for self-comfort and confidence. Breast lift surgeries are often a desirable option for new mothers or post-partum after months or years of breastfeeding. The changes to the breasts can be sagging and deflated which can be corrected in this procedure.
You’ll meet with a plastic surgeon during a one on one consultation. They will examine your breasts, discuss your desired aesthetic goals, and make sure a breast lift is right for you. Your surgeon will be sure to outline the full pre and postoperative process so you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after surgery.
When you check in to the surgery center, you will fill out a few forms before entering the surgery preparation room. Once changed into your surgery gown, a nurse will insert an IV and begin a saline drip to prepare your body for anesthesia. When it’s time for surgery, you will be taken into the operating room and then given medication through your IV so that you are unconscious during surgery. It will feel like you’ve only been asleep for a few minutes, but the full surgery will take anywhere from 3-6 hours depending on your surgical plan. You will wake up from surgery in a comfortable recovery room surrounded by our attentive postoperative team. It will take about an hour to fully recover from anesthesia before you are ready to sit up and walk around.
Your surgical team will provide detailed after care instructions following your breast lift surgery. It is very important to follow these instructions. Failing to do so can result in serious postoperative complications.
You will need to wear a special support bra during the healing the process to compress your breasts and protect your incisions. This will also help minimize swelling. Any extra blood or fluid beneath the skin must be drained. Do not apply excessive force, abrasion, or motion to your chest area while you are healing. For at least three weeks following breast lift surgery, you will experience swelling and mild to moderate pain which can be managed by prescription pain medication. It will take at least six weeks for your body to fully recover from surgery, and you must avoid strenuous physical activity during this time.