Common Breast Lift Myths
Have you researched breast lift surgery but are unsure of whether the information you have read is actually true or not? Not to worry. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause of Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery is here to set the record straight. Here, the knowledgeable plastic surgeon dispels the most common myths regarding breast lift.
Myth #1: Breast Lift Can Boost My Breast Size
Breast lift is designed to reposition and reshape the breasts. The procedure will not add volume to your breasts. In fact, it may (slightly) reduce your bust size. This is because breast lift involves removing excess tissue and skin. If you wish to have fuller, perkier breasts, consider combining breast lift with augmentation. Before making any final decisions about your procedure, speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon so they can make their recommendations based on your concerns and anatomy.
Myth #2: Breast Lift Leaves Unsightly Scars
All surgical procedures come with some degree of scarring. However, a highly skilled plastic surgeon is knowledgeable about the most advanced surgical techniques and knows how to minimize their appearance. Your post-op care also plays a role in how well your scars heal. For example, exercising vigorously immediately after surgery and overexposure to the sun can negatively affect the long-term appearance of your scars.
Myth #3: Breast-feeding after Breast Lift Is Dangerous
Does altering the shape and position of the breasts with breast lift surgery affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed? The simple answer is no. However, your ability to breastfeed properly can be affected by the incision technique your surgeon uses during surgery. For the best results, it is recommended you wait to have breast lift surgery until after you are done breastfeeding. However, if you do plan on getting pregnant and nursing in the future, make sure to discuss this with your surgeon prior to surgery so they can use the appropriate incision technique.
Myth #4: Breast Lift Will Make My Breasts Permanently Perky
When performed by a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon, breast lift can achieve long-lasting, beautiful results. However, the procedure does not stop the normal aging process. Gravity and aging will still affect your breasts over time. How much these factors cause your breasts to sag will ultimately depend on your lifestyle after breast lift. For example, if you do not protect your breasts from sun damage, the skin will loosen more quickly, causing breast sag even after breast lift. Future breastfeeding, too, can affect the shape and position of your breasts. To help prolong the results of your breast lift, practice good lifestyle habits, such as proper sun protection, wearing a protective sports bra when exercising and not smoking.
Do you have more questions regarding breast lift? Speak to a member of our team today. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (916) 646-6869.