FAQ About Breast Lifts – All Your Questions Answered

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Do you have some questions about breasts lifts in general and not sure where to start in understanding the procedure? Wondering if this is right for you? Breast lifts are great for those looking to help lift up a sagging bosom, or those who have a different shape than they had prior to weight loss or pregnancy. Here are some of the most asked questions regarding breast lifts.

How Will The Doctor Know If I’m Right for a Breast Lift?

There will be a thorough evaluation of your breasts, with measurements and photos. The doctor will test the quality of skin around the breasts, the placement of your nipples and areolas, and the breasts size and shape. They will listen to your medical history. They’ll ask about surgeries, treatments you’ve received, and any allergies –especially to medications– you have. You may be weighed.

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Who Is Right for a Breast Lift?

There are certain criteria that make some people better suited for a breast lift than others. These people show:

  • Pendulous breasts
  • Non-firm breasts
  • Breasts that show a lack of substance
  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Downward pointing areolas

These are all good indicators that the person will benefit from having a breast lift performed.

What You Can Do to Prepare for Surgery?

You will be asked to stop smoking two weeks prior to your surgical date if you do smoke and will be asked to continue to not smoke for a period afterwards. Smoking can cause complications and hinder your body’s ability to heal. If there is a history of breast cancer in your family or if you are old enough to be at risk for the condition, you may have a pre-surgical mammogram. You’ll be asked about the medications you take, even vitamins and supplements, because there are some drugs and OTC medications that can cause problems. Lastly, after all your questions are answered, the doctor will make sure that you have someone to drive you home and to help you for a few days.

What Age Is it Done?

This is a procedure that can be done while you are at any age. Most want to wait until breast development has completed so that work is not done while in the middle of breast development.

What are the Risks of a Breast Lift?

There are risks and complications possible with any surgical procedure and the breast lift is no exception to that rule.  Some of the things that could happen are reactions to the anesthesia, bleeding, and infection. There may be variance with the symmetry of the breasts or the height of the nipples. There could be rare occurrences of nipples losing sensation or the loss of sensation to the breast entirely. Keeping in mind these risks, they are greatly reduced when you heed your doctors advice for the pre-op and post-op preparation and recovery.

These are just some of the questions regarding breast lifts. You may also want to check out the blog post for Recovering from a Breast Lift for more answers, or talk with your doctor.