These days, many women find that their breasts lose their original form after a pregnancy. If this is the case for you, you may find that your confidence in your physical appearance begins to decrease. However, there are a variety of viable solutions available in the form of plastic surgery. Specifically, plastic surgeons are able to provide clients with breast lift procedures after pregnancy.
A breast lift (or mastopexy) is a surgery that firms and raises an individual’s breasts. The procedure works by removing excess skin while also tightening the patient’s surrounding tissue. When performed correctly, the breast lift can rejuvenate your post-pregnancy figure so that your profile is more uplifted and youthful.
Breast Lift Candidates
Although you may be ready to pursue a breast lift, it’s important that you first determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. The ideal candidates:
- Are mentally and physically healthy
- Are currently at a stable weight
- Do not smoke
- Are dissatisfied with the current shape of their breasts
- Have areolas and nipples that point downward
Breast Lift Recovery
Following the breast lift, Dr. Hanemann will provide you with bandages or dressings. The bandages and dressings are used on the incisions following the procedure. After the procedure, you’ll be instructed to wear a supportive bra and elastic bandage. These measures will help minimize swelling while also providing support for your breasts during the healing process. In some cases, Dr. Hanemann may opt to insert a thin tube under your skin. This can help remove any excess fluid or blood that may have collected under the skin.
Before sending you home, the plastic surgeon will provide you with specific instructions. Some of these instructions may include:
- How to take care of your breasts after the surgery
- Which medications to take or apply to generate healing and reduce susceptibility to infection
- When you should schedule a follow-up appointment with your plastic surgeon
Schedule Your Consultation
If you have given birth and now find yourself dissatisfied with the condition of your breasts, you should know that attaining a breast lift can help restore your confidence. At Hanemann Plastic Surgery, we’ll work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment for your needs and your aesthetic goals. If you have breasts that sag or droop, a breast lift can help restore them. Contact Hanemann Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.