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A woman’s breasts will change over time. The once firm, curvaceous breasts of youth may eventually lose their firmness and sag, flatten, or deflate. This may be the result of major life changes such as significant weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. For some women, sagging breasts are simply a consequence of aging or genetics. Unfortunately, these changes leave many women unhappy with their body and longing for a return to a more youthful silhouette.

Is it possible to regain that Barbie body?

A breast lift can be transformational. A skilled surgeon can lift and contour the breasts, restoring volume and perkiness. Excess stretched skin is removed and tightened, the breast tissue is reshaped, and the nipple and areola are positioned more forward. Areola size can also be reduced to better match the new breast shape. Breasts that are asymmetrical can be made more identical. The results will be firmer, contoured, more uplifted breasts that will completely change the woman’s profile.

Will a breast lift increase the breast size?

A breast lift focuses on repositioning the breasts. It will not increase their size. However, a woman may choose to get breast implants (breast augmentation) at the same time. Combining procedures enables a woman to achieve the breast shape, position, and size she desires. An advantage of having both procedures at the same time is there is just the one recovery period.

Is every woman a good candidate for breast lift surgery?

The ideal candidate is a healthy nonsmoker who has realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure. Women who are likely to have more children are usually advised to wait until they no longer intend to get pregnant. Women who have had breast cancer or have a family history of breast cancer may not be good candidates for the procedure. Medical history should be discussed with the surgeon. A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia, so a woman should discuss any anesthesia concerns with her surgeon.

What is recovery like?

Patients should expect a 4-6 week recovery with resting and limited activity the first week. Most patients are cleared to return to work after one week. A support bra will be worn to help reduce post-operative swelling. Although patients will see a difference in their breasts immediately, it will take 6-8 weeks for most swelling to subside.

Expert Care at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center

Breast lift surgeries are highly customized based on a patient’s needs and goals. Dr. Cristina Keusch, Board Certified plastic surgeon, has been performing breast surgeries at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center since 1990. She is committed to providing her patients the warm, caring expert level of care they deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.