Breast Lift without Implants: Tips, Recovery Timeline, and What to Expect
Aging takes its toll on the body, and many women experience sagging breasts over time. Breasts lose their fullness, and skin elasticity decreases as the years pass. These factors can combine to result in a drooping chest that no longer appears youthful. Unfortunately, patients may feel self-conscious in their clothing as a result, and some feel out of proportion or lop-sided, as their breasts may not be shaped or positioned symmetrically. This can be especially true for women who have experienced changes in their breasts due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, which can often result in additional stretching of the skin. Fortunately, surgical approaches to re-positioning and shaping the breasts can restore their youthful positions, re-shape the breasts to give a youthful curve, correct asymmetries between the breasts, and reposition nipples. While many women choose to have a breast lift procedure performed with breast implants to increase the size of their bust, you may also feel content with the size of your breasts and prefer a breast lift without implants.
Top tips for a successful breast lift without implants
Here are a few tips to make sure that you get excellent results from your surgery.
– The ideal time for breast lift surgery is when you are at or near your ideal weight; this will give you optimal results that last. If you are likely to lose a significant amount of weight, it is best to wait to have this surgery until your weight has stabilized. This is because the fullness of your breasts will change with weight gain or loss, and your results will change with weight
fluctuations. Similarly, if you expect to become pregnant or nurse in the future, you should also consider saving breast lift surgery after your childbearing years.
– It is important to know what to expect with your breast lift procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Bresnick, you will have the chance to describe what you want for yourself and ask any questions you may have. You will share your aesthetic goals so that a comprehensive surgical plan can be developed. During a breast lift without implants, excess skin is removed, and this can leave your breasts a bit smaller than they are. However, if you would like a more significant change in the size of your breasts, you may want to consider breast reduction or breast augmentation with the breast lift surgery.
How the Procedure Works
A breast lift without a breast implant allows the breast tissue to be lifted and rearranged to give a more youthful appearance. No breast tissue is removed with the procedure, but excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened. The position of the nipple is improved and the areola can be made smaller if desired. Dr. Bresnick can also support the breast tissue with internal sutures or supportive, dissolvable mesh if desired. The breast lift procedure does not enlarge your breasts. On the contrary, the procedure creates breasts which appear similar in size or a bit smaller. Breasts appear more compact, youthful and higher appearing with a natural shape.
If you are ready for youthful, perky breasts, call us at 818.981.3333 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bresnick. Have your breasts lifted with or without implants, as changes to the shape, location, and size of your breasts are fully customized to each patient.