The breast lift is an effective surgical procedure for patients looking to lift and rejuvenate their figure without adding volume. For many women, breast sagging as a result of pregnancy or weight loss can be defeating when it comes to feeling confident. A breast lift can recontour the breast profile for a more upright look and position, making it an excellent option for women not interested in implants but wanting transformative results. It’s normal to want the most out of your surgical procedure, so here’s what to know about how you can make sure you enjoy your results for the long term.
Practice Good Skincare
Maintaining good skin elasticity is an effective way to prevent stretching and sagging. Although skin elasticity relies more on your genetics, you can take steps to keep your skin supple and youthful. Make sure to avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear sun protection. Additionally, moisturize regularly and eat a diet rich in Vitamins C and E. With these habits, you can prevent stretching and sagging over time.
Avoid Weight Changes
Gaining or losing weight suddenly can leave behind loose, stretched skin – and this also applies to the breasts. If you have weight loss goals, make sure that you’ve reached them and maintained your new weight before opting for surgery. Afterward, make sure to eat and exercise according to your body goals. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also negatively affect your breast lift results, so make sure you don’t have future plans for pregnancy. If you do become pregnant, you may need to explore your options for another procedure later on.
Properly Support Your Breasts
Wearing the wrong bra for your body or going without can lead to sagging over time, especially if you’re physically active. It’s common for women to struggle with finding the correct bra for their bodies, so invest in being professionally fitted and find the bra that fits you best. This can help keep your breasts upright and supported over the long term and prevent sagging.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to learn more about maintaining your breast lift results is by meeting with your board-certified plastic surgeon. During a consultation, you can discuss the right surgical plan for you as well as ways to take care of your results. To get started, we invite you to meet with Dr. Diktaban at our Upper East Side office by calling or filling out our online form.