Breast Lift Candidacy

In general, women who wish to rejuvenate breasts that have begun to sag as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or age can benefit from a breast lift (mastopexy). However, there are several other health and lifestyle considerations that must be discussed. Before recommending a breast lift, Dr. Craig Foster will meet with you to talk about your goals and perform an analysis of your current health and medical history. To learn more about breast lift candidacy, schedule a consultation at our Manhattan, New York, practice today.

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Candidacy Requirements

Breast lift patients must be over the age of 18 and in good physical health. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are not eligible. Those who plan to become pregnant in the future should be aware that pregnancy and breastfeeding will affect the results of a breast lift. Ideally, a breast lift candidate will be finished having children before undergoing the procedure. Anyone who plans to pursue significant weight loss in the future should wait until after achieving their goal before undergoing breast lift surgery. Meanwhile, it is important that breast lift patients plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle of exercise and a balanced diet in order to experience the best long-term benefits.

Nicotine and Healing

Breast lift candidates ideally are non-smokers. Nicotine can dramatically compromise the body's ability to heal. If you are a smoker considering a breast lift or any other plastic surgery procedure, you should make plans to break the habit for good in order to experience the best possible results.

Realistic Expectations

Breast lift candidates need to have a realistic expectations. After mastopexy, sagging breasts look more youthful and perky, which can contribute to an overall more youthful appearance. A breast lift alone can elevate breasts, but cannot alter their size. However, mastopexy can incorporate breast implants to enhance both lift and size.

Although patients can expect scars, Dr. Foster's refined techniques can keep any scarring to a minimum. You can also take measures to minimize the appearance of scars by using ample sunscreen and avoiding the exposure of the scars to sunlight.

In general, women who wish to rejuvenate breasts that have begun to sag as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or age can benefit from a breast lift (mastopexy).

Taking Time to Heal

Candidates should also be able to take a week or more away from work, school, or other obligations to properly heal. You will need to rest and refrain from strenuous activity of any kind during your recovery. Comfortable mobility will increase with time. Most patients are cleared to resume exercise and other physical activities about three weeks after the procedure, though it is advisable to avoid lifting heavy objects for many months.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Foster has earned a reputation for providing patients with outstanding results. An in-depth review of a patient's candidacy is key to the success of any procedure, and you can depend on Dr. Foster to only recommend treatments he believes will provide you with excellent long-term benefits. If you feel self-conscious about drooping breasts and would like to find out if a breast lift is right for you, schedule your consultation today.