Breast Lift: How Long Will My Results Last? By tmccall on June 24, 2020

Woman holds flower next to her large breastsAre you seeking a more youthful looking bustline? Age-related factors and genetics can result in drooping breasts. A mastopexy (breast lift) can restore feminine proportions to your breasts by removing excess skin and improving contours.

The benefits of a breast lift are long-lasting, and many of our Waukesha, WI, patients report high levels of satisfaction with their cosmetic results. Breast lift surgery does not slow or stop the aging process. Eventually, you may notice that your breasts begin to show signs of sagging. At that point, Dr. Tracy McCall may recommend undergoing plastic surgery again to maintain your desired cosmetic results. Read on to learn more about how long breast lift results last.

Breast Lift Lifespan

There is no cut and dry answer for how long your breast lift results will last. Some patients find that their breast lift results last for well over 15 years while others may seek minor cosmetic alterations sooner. On average, breast lift results last for 10 to 15 years.

Many of our Waukesha patients seek the expert care of Dr. McCall because she has a reputation for delivering long-lasting results through conservative treatments.

Factors that Affect Breast Life Lifespan

There are many factors that can affect how long your cosmetic results will last. Common factors include:

Your Skin

Genetics plays a significant role in how your skin ages, but environmental factors are important too. Diet may be one of the most important choices you make when it comes to maintaining healthy, glowing skin. Avoiding processed foods and maintaining a plant-heavy diet can promote optimal skin health.

Lifestyle choices are also important. Avoiding excess sunlight and tobacco use (which damages collagen and elastin) can ensure that your skin maintains a youthful glow for many years.

Breast Support

When it comes to maintaining the position of your breasts after breast lift surgery, gravity is your enemy. Any steps that you can take to prevent stretching your breasts (wearing a support bra when running, using a supportive bra in general) can prevent premature sagging.

Surgical Technique

Not all breast lift surgeries are performed using the same techniques. During your breast lift surgery in Waukesha, Dr. McCall will use advanced techniques that deliver long-lasting results. The aim of our plastic surgery team is to deliver cosmetic results that meet your personal goals without the need for multiple follow-up procedures. In some cases, our patients find that one breast lift surgery is all they need for a lifetime of benefits.

Pregnancy and Weight Fluctuations

If you are planning on having more children, you may want to postpone your breast lift. Pregnancy comes with significant hormonal fluctuations and possible weight gain. By postponing your breast lift, you can enjoy longer-lasting cosmetic results following your plastic surgery in Waukesha.

Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation Today

By avoiding weight fluctuations, eating a healthy diet, and making good lifestyle choices, you can enjoy your breast lift results for 15 years or longer. If you find that your breasts are no longer maintaining their ideal position at any point following your surgery, simply schedule a consultation with Dr. McCall to discuss your cosmetic treatment options.

To schedule your next visit, please contact our office online or call (262) 546-8170.

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Dr. Tracy McCall

Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery

Dr. Tracy McCall is a board-certified plastic surgeon that has been providing exceptional results to patients since 2001. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons

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