Maintaining Your Look After A Breast Lift
If you have recently undergone a breast lift, or if you are preparing to undergo one, you likely have many questions. One of the most important concerns on your mind may be maintaining your new look so that you can enjoy the results of your procedure for many years to come. So if you are wondering how to take care of your breasts, and yourself, after your breast lift, you have come to the right place. Here is what we recommend:
Boost Your Skin’s Elasticity
One of the reasons the breasts needed a lift in the first place was due to lost skin elasticity. While you may not have total control over the elasticity of your skin–genetics do play a role–there are steps you can take to maintain what you have. Avoiding prolonged sun exposure is a good step. You may also ask your doctor about natural supplements, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Wait Until After Pregnancy and Weight Loss
Two other main causes of breast sagging are pregnancy and weight fluctuations. If you plan on becoming pregnant again or have not yet reached your desired stable weight, we advise holding off on the breast lift procedure. Major weight changes after your breast lift will likely impact the results, which could require additional surgery to address.
Wear a Bra
Of course, there are days when you may want to let everything hang loose. However, not wearing a bra will allow the breasts to sag and lose their lift over time. Especially when you are exercising and running, it is important to wear a sports bra, so as to protect your lifted breasts from being pulled down by gravity.
Contact Us Today
If you are considering a breast lift, or have additional questions on breast lift maintenance, we are here to help. At Pollack Plastic Surgery, we aim to help all of our patients make the most informed decisions possible. Located in San Diego, CA, our office is just a short drive for patients in the Coronado, Chula Vista and La Mesa communities. These days, living with sagging breasts is no longer the only option. So when you are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.