Breast lift surgery offers several benefits for women whose bodies have changed through motherhood or aging. The technique that restores shape and nipple projection is one to consider thoroughly, including how to get the most from the breast lift in terms of longevity. Here, we discuss three key ways this can be achieved.
We tend to talk a lot about reaching a sustainable weight before undergoing body-contouring procedures like liposuction and we should encourage the same for women considering breast lift surgery. Weight changes equal breast changes. Because of this, an increase in weight after breast lift surgery could degrade results by first making breast tissue heavier and then, when weight is lost, by deflating breasts of volume. Stabilizing weight can, therefore, be one of the best ways to maintain perkier breasts.
One may not make an immediate connection between nutrition and the results of breast lift surgery. Stick with us here. Part of the reason why breasts sag is because connective tissue and skin degrade over time. We attribute this to aging and that is true to an extent. The main issue is that the body doesn’t produce enough collagen to keep the skin and connective tissue firm. This is where supplements come in. Vitamin C, in particular, is integral in the body’s collagen-production capacity. Experts recommend taking 500 to 1,000 milligrams of time-released vitamin C daily to support aging skin.
Breast tissue does need support, but not too much. A mistake that some women make is taking all of the work from their chest muscles and tissue and placing it onto a pushup bra. By eliminating the need for muscles to support the breasts at all, atrophy occurs and exacerbates the natural sag that occurs over time. The best bras are those that apply very gentle pressure that holds breasts in their natural position without immobilizing them.
Breast lift surgery can be one of the best things a woman does for herself. If you’re interested in restoring shape and projection to your breasts without the use of implants, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trussler.