Gravity and time have taken over your breasts, and now you’re considering a breast lift. Before you decide to move forward with it, we wanted to give you some information about the procedure.
A Breast Lift Just Lifts the Breasts
The goal of a breast lift is to bring the breasts up. Over time, skin can lose elasticity and breasts can lose fullness. This may be due to genetics, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and age. The breast lift procedure removes excess skin and tightens surrounding tissue, which will boost the breasts to a place where they may have been in the person’s 20s.
What Breast Lifts Don’t Do
It doesn’t change the size of the breasts. It also doesn’t make the top part of the breasts round.
Many people who consider a breast lift believe they will look fuller when raised, but the only way to do that is to have breast augmentation.
Many patients decide to have a breast lift and augmentation because they can be performed at the same time and the results are much more in line with what they desire.
It’s Not for Everyone
This procedure is one that should be decided based on what the person wants – not what someone else wants. The level of satisfaction with the procedure often correlates with how much the patients wanted the procedure opposed to a significant other wanting it.
Other factors that can influence whether someone decides to have the surgery include:
- It’s important to be physically healthy before having the surgery.
- Those who smoke should not have the procedure, unless they quit several weeks before it.
- The person has a low self esteem because of their breasts.
- The chest is bothersome because of how low they are on the person.
The most important factor is if you will feel better about yourself after the procedure. If your life is affected by how much your bosom sags, it’s a good idea to explore getting a breast lift.
The best way to know how much a breast lift will cost is to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. The surgeon will examine you and then discuss what needs to be done as well as provide you with a written quote.
As with any surgery, it is crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing the procedure, as well as being knowledgeable about the surgery itself. Choosing a plastic surgeon based solely on cost is never a wise decision.
Consultations Are for Information
A breast lift consultation is the time to ask questions and learn more about the procedure. It’s also a time for the plastic surgeon to review your medical records and find out what result you desire.
Some of the questions you should ask are:
- What do I need to do to prepare for the procedure?
- Where will it be performed?
- How many of these procedures have you completed?
- Do you have before and after pictures of past patients?
- What can I expect from the recovery?
- How long will recovery take?
- How much will it cost?
You may have many other questions, but the above ones will get you started and are usually covered in a typical consultation. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you have about it because the plastic surgeon has heard all of them.
Contact Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC for a Breast Lift or any of your Plastic Surgery Desires
If you are considering a breast lift, contact the office to schedule a consultation. This is the first step. A consultation allows you to explore your options and will give you more of an idea if a breast lift is what you want to do for yourself.
Contact Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC now at 631-364-0333 to schedule an appointment in our East Setauket office.