Will the results of my breast lift last forever?

Will the results of my breast lift last forever?

30th Jun 2019


When undergoing plastic surgery, a common concern for patients is the durability of the results. While some patients know beforehand that the results will correct a certain imperfection permanently, there are other procedures that provide results that can last longer or get altered in time. One example is the results of the breast lift and whether they will last forever, as some patients want to know. 

When it comes to how long the results last after the breast lift, there are different aspects that need to be taken into consideration, such as the age of the patient when the procedure was performed, the post-operative care, and different factors affecting the breasts.

Let’s start with the age of the patient. If you have overly large breasts and choose to have a breast lift in your 20s or early 30s, chances are in ten or twenty years you might need another breast lift. The breasts are affected by gravity and all other factors, internal and external. This means that the sooner have the procedure done, the more increased are the chances of needing another one later on in life. Moreover, the larger are the breasts, the more they will have a tendency to sag sooner. 

Now let’s see what is important to know about post-operative care. Even during the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will give you a set of recommendations that should be followed to the letter. Among these recommendations is to wear a special post-op bra for a few weeks or months after the procedure, not to smoke, not lie on the front, and so on. Following these recommendations will ensure you keep the results of the procedure for longer. Moreover, the plastic surgeon will advise you to wear a supportive bra even if your breasts are now nice and perky and a bra doesn’t really seem necessary. The support bra is even more necessary when performing physical exercises or engaging in sports. Avoiding the factors that have a negative impact on the breasts will contribute to prolonging the lifespan of the results of the breast lift. Other factors that negatively affect the breasts include smoking, weight fluctuations, and multiple pregnancies. 

If you are having the procedure early in life, have overly large breasts, or plan to get pregnant after the procedure, chances are the results won’t last forever. However, if you pay attention and follow the recommendations of the plastic surgeon and you are dedicated to doing your best to avoid factors that could negatively affect the breasts, the results of your breast lift will last for a long time. Keep in mind that gravity will start affecting your breasts immediately after the procedure and they will change in time as this is normal and natural.


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