Mark Sisco, M.D.
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 504-2333
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?

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With proper care and a healthy lifestyle, the results of your breast lift should last for many years; often patients enjoy the benefits of their breast lift for a decade or longer. And while no surgery can stop the aging process, there are plenty of things you can do to extend the longevity of your breast lift results. As a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped countless women achieve their aesthetic goals, I understand the importance of long-lasting results. Here I offer my professional recommendations for keeping your breasts looking perky for longer.

What Affects the Longevity of Breast Lift Results?

The longevity of your breast lift results depends on several factors. Here’s a closer look at what influences the longevity of your breast lift results:

  • Weight: Significant weight fluctuations can affect the skin’s elasticity and cause the breasts to sag again.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnancy can significantly impact the results of a breast lift. The hormonal changes and weight gain associated with pregnancy can stretch the skin and tissues of the breasts, potentially reversing the effects of the lift. If you plan to have children in the future, you may want to consider postponing the surgery until after your family is complete.
  • Bra Choice: Wearing a bra with good support can significantly increase the longevity of your breast lift results. A supportive bra helps maintain the new position of your breasts and prevents excessive strain on the healing tissues. This is especially important during the initial recovery period and whenever you engage in physical activities.
  • Aging and Genetics: While a breast lift can provide a more youthful appearance, it can’t stop the natural aging process. Over time, gravity and the natural loss of skin elasticity will continue to affect your breasts. Some women are genetically more prone to breast sagging.
  • Lifestyle Choices: Healthy lifestyle choices, such as not smoking and minimizing sun exposure, can also contribute to the longevity of your results. Smoking can weaken your skin’s elasticity and hinder healing, while UV radiation can damage your skin and accelerate aging.

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Tips for Enhancing Breast Lift Longevity

To maximize the lifespan of your breast lift results, consider implementing these tips:

  • Follow Postoperative Instructions: Adhere to all postoperative care instructions provided by your surgeon. This includes proper wound care, wearing compression garments, and attending follow-up appointments.
  • Choose the Right Bra: Invest in high-quality bras that provide ample support. Avoid bras that are too tight or too loose, as both can negatively impact your results.
  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Regular exercise, a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and staying hydrated are all key components of getting the most mileage from your results. Avoid smoking and excessive sun exposure to protect your skin’s elasticity.

Take the Next Step

If you’re considering a breast lift and want to learn more, I encourage you to request a consultation[/consultation, or call my office at (847) 504-2333. We’ll discuss your concerns and create a treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

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