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How To Maintain The Results Of Your Breast Lift Surgery

How To Maintain The Results Of Your Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery, also known as breast mastopexy, is a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of breasts that are sagging due to stretched out skin and loss of volume. Breast mastopexy can refine the shape and lift, and improve the appearance and position of the nipples and areola. If you are considering breast lift surgery to improve the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, after dramatic weight loss, or due to genetics or the natural effects of aging, it is important to know what to expect from surgery and recovery, and how to maintain the results of breast mastopexy so you can enjoy your new silhouette for years to come.

Keep Your New Contours After Breast Lift Surgery

Under ideal circumstances, the results of your breast lift surgery can be apparent for years. But everyone is different and genetics, lifestyle, and health will play a major role in determining how long your breast lift results last. After a healthy recovery, there are some things you can do to ensure that your breasts remain lifted and full for as long as possible.

Eat Well
Nutrition and healthy eating habits can go a long way in helping you maintain your overall health and the results of your breast lift procedure. Choose fresh vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains. Eat smaller meals regularly throughout the day and avoid skipping meals. This will keep your energy levels consistent throughout the day, discourage overeating, and make it easier to maintain a stable weight, avoiding dramatic weight gains or losses that could affect your breast health.

Drink Water
Optimal hydration will support metabolism, regulate hunger, and aid in digestion. These are all key to maintaining a stable weight. And water is also essential for keeping your skin supple and elastic. 

Take Care Of Your Skin
In addition to keeping your skin hydrated, prioritize sun protection. Damaging UV rays can cause the skin to lose elasticity and stretch and wrinkle. Opt to cover up when exposed to the sun or use a quality, high SPF sunscreen to keep your skin healthy.

Sleep Tight
Lying on your front or side can cause the ligaments and tissues in your breasts to strain and sag downward for hours at a time as you sleep. Choose, instead, to sleep on your back. If this doesn’t come naturally for you, use pillows tucked at your sides to support you.

Stand Straight
Not only will standing straight and tall make you appear slimmer and your breasts more lifted, but it will keep your breasts from sagging downward throughout the day. Good posture will also help strengthen the underlying muscle structures in your neck, shoulders, chest, and back to support your breasts and keep them lifted longer.

Choose The Right Bra
Your bra acts as a support for your breasts and keeps breast tissue from stretching out. But up to 70% of women are wearing the wrong bra size! Bras that are too loose do not offer optimal support and push-up bras can force breasts upward straining muscles and ligaments. Choose a medium support bra that is soft and comfortable for everyday wear and a firmer support bra for exercising to support the delicate skin and tissues of your breasts.

Things To Avoid After Breast Lift
Smoking and alcohol consumption can dry out your skin and compromise skin elasticity. Extreme weight loss can cause your breasts to lose volume and weight gain can add excess heaviness causing your breasts to sag once again. Pregnancy and breastfeeding will naturally cause a dramatic fluctuation in breast volume that can result in sagging or deflated breasts. Your plastic surgeon may recommend waiting until after to opt for breast lift surgery.


Optimal Results With Breast Lift Surgery At Alberta Plastic Surgery in Edmonton

Breast lift surgery can help you achieve the full and shapely breast profile you desire. After recovery, it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices to support your breast health and prolong the results of your breast mastopexy. Smart choices and good habits will help you maintain your new silhouette for years to come.

If you are considering a breast lift, or any other breast surgery, book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Adil Ladak to learn more. Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified and top surgeon in Edmonton, Alberta, and is highly skilled in cosmetic plastic surgery and other non-surgical rejuvenating cosmetic procedures. Dr. Ladak is a fully qualified Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons and his team is committed to providing patients with the facts and education to make the most informed decisions about their appearance and health. To explore all of your options to help you feel and look your best, visit Alberta Plastic Surgery in Edmonton by booking your complimentary consultation. Call us at (780) 407-6691 or fill out the form below.



Q: Will a breast lift affect the size of my breasts?
A: Breast lift surgery is meant to refine the shape and position of your breasts, and the amount of fat, skin, and breast tissue that is removed is fairly insignificant. This plastic surgery will improve the appearance of your breasts without dramatically impacting the size of your breasts. For more information read Will A Breast Lift Affect The Size Of My Breasts? 

Q: How long does breast lift surgery take?
A: Breast mastopexy is performed as outpatient surgery and may take from 1-3 hours depending on the extent of refinement needed. To learn more about this cosmetic surgical procedure read Techniques Your Plastic Surgeon May Use For Your Breast Lift.

Q: Am I a good candidate for breast lift surgery?
A: If you are healthy overall and realistic with your goals for breast mastopexy, you are likely a good candidate. Book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ladak to discuss your concerns and what outcomes you hope to achieve from surgery. You can also read 4 Signs A Breast Lift Might Be Right For You.

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