Breast surgery of any kind is an exciting prospect. We know because we get to walk many women through their experience and, as we do, we see the joy that they gain from feeling better about their body. The satisfying results of breast surgery are not reserved for breast augmentation. Breast lifts are also popular today. As is common with other breast surgeries, patients often want to know if the results of their breast lift will last. Ultimately, the longevity of results is what makes the process of surgery and recovery feel like it was worth it.
Breast lift surgery is, in fact, worth it. The results achieved with specific surgical technique can last for years. Furthermore, there may be a few things a woman can do to prolong her perkiness.
What Causes Breasts to Sag
We are able to identify certain things that can keep breasts in better shape because research has taught us why breasts sag in the first place. Pregnancy and breastfeeding often get pinpointed as causative factors but there are others to look at, too. Aging is a common reason for sagging breasts, as are weight and muscle tone.
Promoting Perky Breasts after Breast Lift Surgery
If it were possible to prevent sagging breasts with lifestyle habits there would be no need for procedures like the breast lift. The following strategies do not prevent the effects of aging. They are intended to help patients slow these effects. To promote perkiness after breast lift surgery, a woman may:
- Add vitamin C into her daily regimen. Vitamin C is a building block for proficient collagen production. The better the body is at producing collagen, the firmer and more resilient the skin will be.
- Wear sunscreen on the chest when necessary. Ultraviolet light doesn’t just cause a nasty sunburn; it can also degrade the collagen that exists beneath the epidermis. Sunscreen filters or reflects light and can, therefore, minimize the detrimental effects of UV light on collagen.
- Wear a good bra. A good bra is one that supports the breasts without taking all stress off of the pectoral muscles. Push-up bras do not fall into the category of a “good bra” because they lift breast tissue to such an extent that underlying muscles have zero work to do. Over time, this can allow muscles to atrophy to a point where breast tissue is not well supported.
Breast lift surgery is popular because it achieves results that women appreciate. To learn more about this procedure, schedule a consultation with our experienced team.