Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is an increasingly common procedure for women who would like to improve breast sagging. During a breast lift, your surgeon repositions the breasts higher on the torso, reshapes the breast tissue and tightens the surrounding skin.
While there is no way to prevent your body from responding to factors such as age, weight fluctuations and hormonal changes, there are a few steps you can take to encourage your breast lift results to last as long as possible.
1. Find a Breast Lift Specialist
The most important factor in determining the quality of your breast lift results is your surgeon. Take the time to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement. You can ask your surgeon to see before-and-after photos of breast lifts to determine whether the photos match the results you’d like to see yourself.
2. Wear a Supportive Bra
Providing your breasts with proper support is one of the best ways to help prevent sagging. Invest in high-quality bras that are fitted to your size. Also be sure to wear extra supportive sports bras when engaging in any form of vigorous physical activity. Neglecting to wear a sports bra during exercise can result in stretching and tearing of the breast tissue, contributing to future sagging.
3. Don’t Smoke
Smoking cigarettes damages much more than just your lungs. Smoking dehydrates your skin, impairs blood flow and damages collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are important fibers that maintain skin tightness, without which your breasts are significantly more prone to drooping. To get the most out of your breast lift results, quit smoking now or don’t start at all.