Breasts define femininity in women; they also portray their natural beauty. They might not be the same for everyone; they occur in different sizes and shapes. They develop during puberty and continue to grow throughout a woman’s life. Factors, such as age, and pregnancy, affect their shape, size, and elasticity, among other features. For this reason, you might benefit from the breast lift Fort Worth plastic surgeon, Dr. Kiran Polavarapu. Continue reading as we analyze the breast lift procedure, pros, and cons.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure to reshape breasts and enhance their look. Usually, the breasts do not remain the same and keep on changing due to the effects of time. They may lose their natural shape and elasticity, causing them to sag.
Dr. Polavarapu performs a breast lift to lift your breasts and may also reduce the areola size and put on breast implants to enhance the whole look.
Who can benefit from a breast lift?
If you are unhappy with small and sagging breasts, a breast lift may be all you need for that beautiful look. But generally, you can benefit from the breast lift procedure if you have the following.
- Flat, elongated breasts
- Falling nipples beyond your breast’s crease
- Nipples that are pointing downward
- One breast sagging than the other
- Stretched breast skin
To qualify for the breast lift treatment, you need to be in good health and a non-smoker. Your provider examines your breasts and compares them with your desired goals to see if a breast lift will benefit you.
What to expect during a breast lift?
Your provider administers anesthesia to prevent any discomfort during the procedure. The treatment takes about 1 to 3 and a half hours.
Dr. Polavarapu makes an incision in the areola through a vertical line from the nipple to your breast crease. She removes any excess skin, moves your nipple and areola to a lifted position, and reshapes the rest of the skin to give an enhanced breast appearance.
What to expect during recovery after a breast lift?
During your first days after surgery, you wear an elastic bandage to protect your sore, bruised, and swollen breasts. After removing the bandage, you wear a soft support bra 24 hours a day for 3-4 weeks.
Your breast skin and nipples may be numb after surgery, but you may start to feel them again within six weeks after surgery.
Though different for everyone, healing may take some time, during which you may need to modify your routine. It’s essential to avoid strenuous work, including heavy lifting, during this time for about 3-4 weeks. You may require a week off from work after surgery to enhance your recovery.
Breast lift pros
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- Reshapes, lifts and enhances sagging breasts
- Reduces and firms your breasts
- Increased risk of complications
- High cost
- Sometimes the results may be asymmetrical
- Results might not be permanent
Breast lift enhances your breast size and shape, promoting your natural beauty. Breast features change with time, leading to lost volume, sagging, and lost elasticity. A breast lift reduces sagging and reshapes your breast as you desire. Call Polavarapu Plastic Surgery today to see if you qualify for the breast lift procedure.