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Will Breasts Change Over Time After Breast Lift Surgery?

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Breast lift surgery can be a transformative procedure that offers women the opportunity to improve or even reverse unwanted changes in their breasts associated with aging, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, and other life events. These changes can include sagging breasts, drooping, downward-pointing nipples, and more. With perkier breasts and renewed self-esteem, many patients' first question after breast lift surgery is how long their results will last. Generally speaking, breast lift results offer years' or even decades' worth of an enhanced figure, but there are some factors that can impact or compromise the outcome of breast lift surgery over time. Here, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe of Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX discusses what to expect after breast lift surgery, as well as helpful tips on how to maintain your perky breasts post-breast lift for longer.

When is a breast lift needed?

While breast lift surgery — formally known as a mastopexy — can benefit almost any patient with drooping or sagging breasts, it is most often performed to restore a more youthful, firmer, perkier breast position following pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, or age-related breast changes. There are a number of popular self-tests for determining whether you may benefit from breast lift surgery — like the viral "pencil test" for breast sagging — but choosing to undergo a breast lift is ultimately up to the patient and her personal preferences. Additionally, consulting with an experienced cosmetic breast surgeon can offer valuable insights into how a breast lift may improve your breast shape, contours, and more.

Are the results of breast lift surgery permanent?

During breast lift surgery, Dr. Dauwe will remove excess skin and reposition the breast tissue and nipple-areola complex to create a more youthful shape at a higher point on the chest wall, restoring a perkier look and reducing or removing breast ptosis (sagging). While breast lift results can be long-lasting, patients considering a breast lift should keep in mind that the natural aging process will not stop. Because of that, subtle changes can and will likely occur over time. Still, many women find that their breast lift outcome lasts for years or even decades and that the progression of age-related breast changes occurs more slowly than it may have otherwise. To help preserve your perky breasts after breast lift surgery, use these helpful tips:

  • Adhere to your breast lift recovery instructions closely
  • Wear supportive bras, especially during exercise or strenuous physical activity
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid weight fluctuation (maintain a stable weight)
  • Wait until you have finished having children and breastfeeding before undergoing a breast lift
  • Wait until you have reached a healthy, stable weight before undergoing a breast lift

With a healthy lifestyle, stable weight, and proper support, you can help to keep your newly enhanced contours looking their best for longer.

Don't let droopy breasts bring you down. Restore a perky physique with breast lift surgery in Dallas, TX

If you're one of the many women who feel self-conscious about their sagging breasts and wish you had a perkier bustline that made you look and feel more youthful once again, breast lift surgery may be right for you. Start your journey toward reinventing your figure by calling to schedule your Dallas, TX breast lift surgery with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.