Good candidates for a breast lift are at a healthy weight and have no other medical concerns with their breasts. We require patients seeking a breast lift to undergo proper breast cancer screening before surgery.
Most patients find that a breast lift reduces or eliminates uncomfortable excess fat and skin under their arms and the sides of their chest. You will also find that your bras fit better!
Like any surgery, there is a risk of scarring after a breast lift. A crescent lift leaves minimal scarring that is hidden by pigment changes between the skin of the breast and the areola. Other breast lift techniques may leave thin horizontal or vertical scars on the breasts. These scars will fade over time and after one year, should be much less noticeable. The incisions are placed within the bra line.
After undergoing an operative procedure under anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you home from the center and stay with you for 24 hours after the surgery. You should plan to take 2-3 days off work following your surgery. While most patients find the pain to be tolerable, you will still need time to rest post-surgery.
You will wear a compression garment for six weeks and be unable to exercise for the same length of time. During recovery, it is important to sleep on your back or side. Unlike some breast procedures, no drain tubes are necessary after a breast lift.
You will have a minimum of 3 appointments: one appointment a week after the surgery, one appointment 1 month post-surgery, and the final appointment at 3 months after surgery.