As you age, your breasts transform and lose stiffness and flexibility. East Windsor breast implants can improve the position of your nipples and areola (the dark area surrounding the nipples) while also reducing sagging. However, to keep the areola in proportion with the breasts’ structure, the areola’s size may need to be reduced. You should think about the technique if:
- Your areola and nipples are pointing down.
- Your breasts sag because they have lost volume and shape or become longer and flatter.
- Your breasts are lower on one side than the other.
- When your breasts are not supported, your nipples fall below the breast crease.
- Your areola is out of proportion to your breasts.
If you plan to become pregnant soon, you should not schedule the procedure. This is due to the possibility that your breasts will stretch and affect the outcome of the process during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, you should avoid the operation. Even though the nipples do not separate from the underlying breast tissue, you may have difficulty producing enough milk. Anyone can undergo the procedure. Conversely, women with smaller, sagging breasts will see the best and most long-lasting outcomes. This is because larger breasts are heavier and are more likely to sag again.
The procedure for a breast lift
A breast lift is usually done as an outpatient technique under local anesthesia with injectable sedation. Your surgeon will layer sutures to sustain the deep tissue and generate your new breast contour as they raise your breast tissue higher on the chest wall. They will, in most cases, lift your nipple position and may decrease the size of your areolas. They’ll eliminate excess skin before stitching, tissue adhesive, or surgical tape the incisions shut. The method usually takes 2 – 3 hours, and you should be able to leave the hospital the same day.
Breast lift recovery
After one week of recovery, most breast lift patients can return to their office jobs. If your job requires you to lift anything heavier than 5 kilograms, you may need to take up to a month off to recover. You should also avoid lifting small children during this time. When you leave the hospital, your breasts will be tied in gauze bandages and assisted by a surgical bra. Your specialist will probably advise you to wear the surgical bra for three weeks before switching to a sports bra for the next three months. This keeps the incisions from stretching, reduces swelling, and supports the tissue as it recovers.
Additionally, your breasts will be bruised and swelled up during the first few weeks, with swelling peaking around day three. They’ll likely feel heavy and constricting. Your doctor will provide you with aftercare guidelines, including changing your bandages and cleaning your incisions to prevent infection. They will also tell you when your drains and stitches can be removed during a follow-up meeting. Until then, sleep on your side or back, avert lifting heavy items, and listen to your doctor’s advice about when you can resume your routine. You should be able to have sex six weeks after surgery; however, some individuals take longer.
If the aesthetic of your breasts bothers you, or if they are flat and floppy, you should consider having a breast lift procedure performed. Call Matthew J. Lynch, MD, or schedule your appointment online to learn more about breast lifts.