How to Know If It's Time for a Breast Lift - Aesthetic Center at Woodholme

How to Know If It’s Time for a Breast Lift

A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to improve the look of the breasts by reshaping them and elevating the nipples. Some women experience sagging over time, a loss of volume in their breasts, and nipples that point downward, which can make them self-conscious.

Breast lift surgery can address these problems, help to restore your confidence, and improve the appearance of your breasts. But how do you know when it’s time for you to have a breast lift? Let’s take a look.

You’ve Lost Volume in Your Breasts and Want to Give Them a Boost

If you have experienced significant weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding and have lost volume in your breasts, you might be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. These situations often leave women with excess, loose skin and sagging breasts. A breast lift procedure is the perfect solution for these issues.

You’re Satisfied with Your Breast Size But Want to Improve the Shape

Breast lift surgery differs from breast augmentation in that it doesn’t require changing the size of your breasts. If you are happy with the size you already have but want to improve the shape, a breast lift might be appropriate for you. The purpose of this type of cosmetic surgery is to lift the breasts from a sagging position and set them higher so that the result is a more natural, youthful perkiness.

However, women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts can choose to have a breast lift in combination with breast augmentation or even a breast reduction.

You Have Healthy Expectations for Having the Procedure

No cosmetic surgery procedure is a quick fix for all your problems. Therefore, if you are aiming to get a breast lift, you should have healthy expectations going in. You shouldn’t choose the procedure because you wish to improve your love life or please your significant other. First and foremost, it should be for your own aesthetic desires and physical comfort. If you have realistic expectations for having a breast lift, you are a good candidate.

You’re Able to Take Off for Recovery

A breast lift is a surgical procedure, so just like any other surgery, you need to take time off to recover. You may have to miss some time off from work and rest so that you can effectively recuperate and ultimately enjoy the results of the procedure.

With a breast lift, you can resume light exercise at two weeks postop, and full activity at 4 weeks postop.

Schedule A Consultation

Are you interested in getting a breast lift and want to learn more about the procedure? Scheduling a consultation with the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme is a great first step. Dr. Dr. Brown would be more than happy to take you step-by-step through the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Baltimore, MD office at (410)-415-9229 or use our online scheduling tool.

Dr. Ira D. Papel is certified in Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Papel earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Boston University of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Papel is considered an international expert in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery.