What woman wouldn’t want to look young and fresh every day? After pregnancy and breast feeding, significant weight loss, or simply because of the effects of aging and time, the breasts may sag or lose shape and fullness, leaving a woman looking and feeling older than she really is. A breast lift (called mastopexy), either with or without augmentation, can help undo these changes, refreshing your youthful appearance by bringing the breasts back into proportion with the rest of your body. For many women, a breast lift is a rejuvenating procedure both physically and psychologically.
The physical benefits of a breast lift include repositioning of the breasts, nipples and areolas to result in a fuller, improved shape. If you have breast asymmetry — when two breasts are not the same size or shape — a breast lift may correct this problem to a degree, though significant asymmetry may require breast augmentation in addition to your breast lift. Breast implants may be used to correct a size difference between the breasts, particularly if saline implants are used because they can be custom-filled to meet your needs and produce the most symmetrical result possible.
From a psychological standpoint, many women find that the benefits of a breast lift go beyond just the physical, and can improve self-confidence as well. To have a good outcome after a breast lift, it is important to start with realistic expectations and expect reasonable results from your surgery. By understanding that a breast lift will improve the appearance of your breasts without significantly changing your overall looks, you will already be ahead. However, a breast lift will help you feel whole again or like your former self after pregnancy, weight loss, or simply aging. Many women feel more confident in general, stand taller, and find that they are happier with the fit of a wider range of flattering clothing and lingerie after surgery. By improving the physical appearance of your breasts, you may find that you feel more confident at work and in personal relationships, including intimate relationships.
A word of caution if you plan to have additional children — a breast lift won’t prevent you from having more children or breastfeeding, but doing so may undo the beneficial effects of your breast lift, as you could experience new sagging and loss of fullness. For this reason, it is best to wait until you are done having children before undergoing a breast lift.
After your breast lift, you will have a recovery period during which you may feel bruised, sore, and swollen. However, after you are fully recovered, have fun shopping for a new wardrobe that will flatter your breasts and show off your cleavage. Enjoy shopping for new bras and lingerie, and enjoy feeling as beautiful and fresh as you look.
To learn more about how a breast lift might help you and to learn more about your options, call Monarch Plastic Surgery today at (913)663-3838 or (816) 436-3262 to schedule a consultation.