Women can become unhappy with their breasts for a number of reasons. Having babies, breastfeeding, and even weight loss can all affect the way the breasts look. One way to amend this is by having a breast lift; but what does that kind of procedure mean for you?

The size of the breasts don’t change with a breast lift. No implants are used in this procedure; excess skin is simply removed so that the breasts can be reshaped and lifted up to sit higher on the chest. However, you could have a breast lift alongside a breast augmentation if you’d also like to increase the size. Of course just like any other surgical procedure, a breast lift can come with risks. Here are the main risks you need to be aware of:

Trouble Breastfeeding

If you plan on having children in the future, you may have trouble breast feeding them. This is something you’ll seriously need to consider if you’re OK with. Breastfeeding is thought to be the healthiest method for your baby, and allows bonding time. You might even wait until you’ve had your children and they’re done breastfeeding before you go ahead with a procedure like this.

Loss of the Nipple

Although it is unlikely to happen if you get a good surgeon, loss of the nipple is possible. This could be part of the nipple or even all of it.

Differences in Shape

In some cases, you might find that your breasts are different shapes. Without an augmentation, this can’t always be helped. This is why you have a thorough consultation with a surgeon before deciding on the best option for you, so you can weigh up the pros and cons of each of your options.

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Scarring

Scarring is always a possibility when it comes to surgery. You may want to do your research to look at people who have had problems with scarring. How will you deal with this problem?

Before you go ahead with your breast lift, you may also need to change a few behaviours to help your recovery. You might be expected to:

Avoid Some Medications

If you’re on medication, it may affect your procedure and recovery time. You might need to come off it in order to ensure a safe procedure. Could you do it?

Quit Smoking

This is a big one, and something that is recommended for many different procedures. Smoking can increase the risks during surgery in a big way, so it’s always best you quit as soon as possible. Breast lift safety is no joke. Simple cutting down on the cigarettes may not be enough.

Have a Mammogram

A mammogram, usually had to detect breast cancer, will usually be arranged and required to get an idea of how healthy you are and whether you’re a good candidate.

Now you understand a bit more about the breast lift procedure, you can work out if it’s the right choice for you. Will you be having a breast lift? Leave a comment!