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How Long Will the Results of Breast Lift Surgery Last?

Pregnancy, aging, breastfeeding and weight loss may cause the breasts to sag and lose proportion. Women consider breast lift surgery to restore their attractive bust line and look youthful. Available in AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices in NYC, the procedure effectively addresses sagging and restores a perkier and pleasing shape to the breasts. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000 in the U.S., outpacing breast implants 2-to-1. One of the questions that women considering the procedure ask their surgeon is how long the results will last. According to an article in Smart Beauty Guide of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the results of a successful procedure can last for decades. However, achieving long-lasting outcomes does depend on several factors.

The procedure involves removing breast skin, reshaping the breast and shifting the nipples to an aesthetically pleasing position. The results of this cosmetic surgical procedure are immediately visible and final results will appear over the next few months as breast shape and position settle into place. The technique used by the surgeon can also have an impact on the longevity of the result. When a surgeon does more than just a simple skin lift by sculpting the entire breast tissue, the result would last longer. Even when some settling may occur, the new nipple position should remain intact in normal cases.

It is important that you keep your follow-up appointments when the surgeon will evaluate how recovery is progressing and give you instructions on maintaining the outcome. To enjoy long-lasting results, you need to maintain your weight after the surgery by leading a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a proper diet. Significant weight fluctuations can affect the breast lift results. Pregnancy may stretch the breasts, change their shape, and reduce their volume, affecting surgery benefits. That’s why surgeons recommend that women have the procedure after they have completed having children. Aging is a natural process and it can affect the results over time.

For optimal, long-lasting results for breast lift surgery, choose an NYC plastic surgeon who is experienced in performing the procedure. For optimal results, your surgeon may recommend combining breast augmentation with the lift.