Breast Lift Benefits
Breasts are firmer and more uplifted. The position of the areolas and nipples is enhanced. Data has shown the procedure can also have a positive psychological effect, boosting a woman's self-esteem.
Significant complications from breast lifts are infrequent. Unless a patient gains or loses a significant amount of weight or becomes pregnant, breast shape generally remains fairly constant. Of course the effects of gravity and aging will continue to effect the breasts just as they do the rest of the human body.
Every surgical procedure carries risks. Potential complications include reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, poor healing, and noticeable scars.
Patients may be instructed to wear a support bra for a few weeks, until the swelling and discoloration of the breasts diminish. Incision lines, which will heal and fade over time, will be permanently visible, although they are in locations easily concealed by clothing.
Breasts may not be perfectly symmetrical or nipple height may vary slightly. Minor adjustments often can be made at a later time, but patients should remember that natural breasts usually show some variation.
Permanent loss of sensation in the nipples or areas of breast skin may occur rarely.
Occasional poor healing of incisions may lead to necessary revision surgery.
Gravity and the effects of aging will eventually alter the size and shape of every woman's breast, in which case the patient may choose to undergo a second breast lift procedure.