Lifestyle, breast size, age, pregnancy can all have an effect on how a woman’s breasts will naturally change over time. When women in Lubbock don’t like their aging appearance because of natural changes in their breasts, they can come to Dr. Jane Rowley, a board certified plastic surgeon, and discuss aesthetic plastic surgery options to restore a more balanced, youthful look to their breasts.
A popular breast surgery option is a breast lift, or mastopexy, which will lift the breast up, tighten loose skin, and reposition the nipple in a more upward position. It can be done in combination with a reduction or a breast augmentation. What patients want to know is how long will the results of a breast lift last. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says that the results of a breast lift are long-lasting but not considered permanent. Your unique body type with its skin texture and thickness gives every patient individual results. Dr. Rowley always thoroughly explains the procedure and what can be expected for each patient. Here are some general suggestions that can help with the longevity of your breast lift results:
Significant Weight Changes
Significant changes in weight add and take away volume in your breasts. Stretched skin and sagging breast is a natural consequence of unstable weight changes. Before having a breast lift, women should have a stable, maintained weight for the procedure to have longer-lasting results.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Consider waiting to have a breast lift until after you are finished having children as pregnancy and breastfeeding can make significant changes to your breasts. You can usually still breastfeed after the procedure, but additional pregnancies can diminish your results.
Sadly, we can’t fight against gravity. Wearing a quality, well-fitted bra is an easy way to fight against the forces of nature. Your breast will naturally start to sag if you choose not to wear a bra for long periods of time or when participating in vigorous exercise without wearing one. Having a good bra fitting and giving the ligaments and tissue in your chest support will help hold off some of that aging sagginess.
Patients come to Dr. Rowley seeking greater confidence in their appearance. Whether you are looking for a breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, you can trust the experience and training of Dr. Rowley and her staff. She will listen carefully to your cosmetic goals and give expert advice on your plastic surgery options.
To discover your aesthetic possibilities, schedule your consultation today.