Questions about Breast Lift Surgery
Denver, Aurora, Boulder, and Lone Tree, Colorado
What Does a Breast Lift Do?
A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure enhancing the appearance of sagging, drooping breasts by removing excess breast tissue. Breast lifts improve:
- Sagging breasts
- Loss of breast volume or shape
- Enlarged areolas
- Elongated breasts
- Breast asymmetry
- Sagging nipples
- Nipples pointing downward
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Good candidates for plastic surgery are healthy, emotionally stable, and have realistic expectations of results. Breast lift candidates often experience sagging breasts following:
- Breast feeding
- Weight loss
Should I Have a Breast Lift, or Breast Augmentation?
A breast lift raises breast position and reshapes sagging breasts, but the procedure does not add volume. Breast augmentation adds volume and shape using breast implants. Breast implants will not restore the position of sagging breasts.
Sometimes, women elect to combine a breast lift and breast augmentation to achieve the desired result. The procedure best suited to you depends on the results you are looking for, as well as the specific characteristics of your breasts.
Will I Have Scars After a Breast Lift?
A traditional breast lift procedure does leave incision scars. The scars flatten out and lighten in color about a year after your surgery, but the scars are permanent.
Experienced breast surgeon Dr. David Broadway offers VASER Hi Def breast lifts, a procedure that dramatically reduces the presence of scars.
What is Breast Lift Recovery Like?
Breast lift recovery differs slightly for each patient, but generally you can expect to dedicate the first day or two completely to rest. You should be able to return to work in about one week to 10 days, assuming your job does not involve heavy lifting. You will need to avoid strenuous activity for about four weeks. Complete healing is typically reached within 12 weeks.
If I am Planning to Have Children in the Future, is a Breast Lift a Good Idea?
Generally, you may want to wait to have a breast lift if you are planning to become pregnant in the near future. This procedure does not interfere with the success of a pregnancy in any way, but you will lose the results of a breast lift during pregnancy and if you decide to breastfeed. For longevity of results, you should consider a breast lift when you are not planning to become pregnant.
If you live in Denver, Colorado or the surrounding areas, find out if a breast lift is right for you. Please contact experienced plastic surgeon Dr. David Broadway at the Broadway Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.