As a cosmetic plastic surgeon I’m always on the lookout for techniques that help my Indiana breast lift patients’ results last as long as possible, but the reality is that for a few patients, a breast lift won’t be completely “permanent.”
For most of my patients, breast lift surgery results do last for many years, and in many cases they don’t require revision surgery to adjust problems down the road. But I think it’s important for patients to recognize that even though cosmetic surgery can change your life, it’s not “magical.” Changes in your life can make a big difference in how your results turn out, and it’s important to know the risks and plan ahead for them.
Most of the time, if a breast lift result in Indiana changes over the long term it’s because of one of two reasons:
1. The patient underwent some kind of significant physical change – pregnancy, illness, massive weight gain – that has changed their tissues considerably.
2. The patient had something else “going on” in the first place – illness, tissue quality problems, or advanced age – that limited their results from the beginning.
You might not have total control over all of these factors, but you can help yourself plan for better results in two major ways–
What You Can Do
- Keep your weight stable – You don’t have to be a supermodel to enjoy really beautiful, long-term results from a breast lift, but you do need to avoid gaining or losing massive amounts of weight. For most women it’s not a big challenge to avoid weight fluctuations of over 40 pounds, and sometimes surgery can even help you keep a healthy weight a top priority.
- Plan for pregnancy – Some women are “planners” and some women enjoy being more spontaneous, but most women still have some idea of whether they want children in the future. I’ve had plenty of patients who had a breast lift or other breast enhancement in Indiana before a pregnancy and still had very nice breasts afterward, but you’ll do yourself a favor if you know ahead of time what you want to happen when – and prioritize accordingly.