Breast Lift Procedure at MAXiM Breast Surgery in NY
If your breasts have lost volume and shape, you might be wondering if you are a candidate for a breast lift procedure (mastopexy). If you are healthy, and you have been pregnant, lost weight, or are just changing with age, a breast lift may help to enhance your appearance. Drooping breasts due to pregnancy and breast feeding your baby are one of the main reasons that women consider getting a breast lift. Most doctors recommend that you finish having children before you do the procedure, because the human body tends to shift and change with child birth.
As a breast lift is not exactly a quick or minimally invasive procedure (especially when compared to something like arthroscopic surgery), before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your board-certified plastic surgeon. During your first consultation, don’t be afraid to ask your surgeon all the questions you have. A good surgeon will examine your breasts, and discuss all their expectations and options for your surgery, including breast size, positioning, etc. They will explain the surgery, the recovery process, and put your mind at ease about any complications or potential risks.
A mastopexy usually takes between one to four hours to complete, depending on the procedure and the person. Techniques may vary, and scarring will often depend on each unique individual. Know that with almost all cosmetic surgery, the healing and recovery process is not automatic. Your satisfaction with your breast lift will be greater if you do your research, and most importantly, if your expectations are realistic.
Remember, your body needs some time to recover after child birth and following nursing, to return to its most natural state. To learn more about whether breast lifts are a viable option for you right now, call MAXiM Breast Surgery at (646) 475-2099, or use our secure online appointment request form.