Over time, the skin in the breasts can stretch. This can cause the breasts to sag down and, in some cases, the nipples to point downward. A breast lift is an exceptional way to address changes in the breasts due to aging, weight changes, and pregnancy. Here is what you should know about getting breast lift surgery.
What You Should Know Before Getting Breast Lift Surgery
1. Your Breasts Won’t Get Bigger (Unless You Want Them To)
A breast lift and breast augmentation are two separate procedures. You can request them both if you want, but a lift works with the breast tissue that is already there, elevating the breasts to create a perkier, more youthful appearance. An augmentation increases the size of the breasts.
Your breasts might initially look bigger after a breast lift, but that is only because of swelling. Their size will come down within several weeks.
2. You Should Watch Your Medications
Medications like herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs can lead to more bleeding, so our surgeon might recommend temporarily suspending these meds. If so, our surgeon will tell you in advance and advise when you can resume the medications.
3. You Should Move After the Surgery
There is a common misconception that you can not move your arms after a breast lift. While it is normal to experience tightness, discomfort, and heaviness in your arms in the days after your procedure, you should move them to keep your muscles limber. Otherwise, the muscles can become tense.
4. Mammograms Are Common
If your surgeon requests a mammogram before your breast lift, there is no need to panic. This is a standard procedure to ensure your breast health ahead of the surgery. You might also have to undergo another mammogram several months after your procedure, again standard practice.
Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation at Renue Aesthetic Surgery
Ready to proceed with your breast lift? Book a consultation at Renue Aesthetic Surgery with Victor M. Perez, MD. Dr. Perez has decades of experience helping individuals in Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park, and surrounding areas in Kansas and Missouri achieve their body goals by providing them with professional and trusted face, body, breast, and skin services. If you are interested in exploring the benefits of breast lift surgery, Contact the office today at 913-685-1108 to schedule a consultation.