Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does a Breast lift last?
You can expect your breast lift results to last for several years, unless you lose a large amount of weight.
2. Is breast lift worth it?
If you are concerned about droopiness and lack of firmness in your breasts along with a drooping nipple-areola, breast lift shall make your breasts youthful and bring them to where they should be. It is a major surgery with its share of risks associated with it. So, if you choose a well qualified and experienced surgeon who can give you good results, breast lift is definitely worth it.
3. Do you lose a cup size with breast lift?
Typically, breast lift reduces the cup size. This is usually not because of the volume loss. When the excess skin and breast tissue is repositioned, cup size is naturally reduced. However, a study featured in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, suggested that this has less to do with a loss of volume than with a restoration of comfort.
4. How painful is breast lift?
The surgery is done under general anesthesia for your complete comfort. After you wake up, you can expect moderate to severe pain and tenderness in your breasts, which shall be controlled with pain medications. Your breasts will be swollen and bruised and you will have soreness around the incisions for about two weeks. Numbness in your nipples, areolae and breast skin might last for about six weeks or so.
5. Can I go without a bra after breast lift?
For some women, the goal of breast enhancement surgery is to feel comfortable and confident without the need for a bra. Most patients can go braless after about six weeks, but surgeons suggest that it should be on special occasions and not daily to maintain results for a long time.
6. How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
Breast lift usually has little or no effect on your ability to breastfeed. However, we strongly advise you to discuss with your surgeon that you wish to breastfeed after the surgery so that appropriate care can be taken during the surgery.