The height of a woman’s breasts is determined by her build and genetics, but it can also be affected by factors such as her age, changes in weight, pregnancies and breastfeeding. As the breasts sag and elongate, aesthetic and practical issues can emerge. For example, a woman may begin to have back pain as the weight of her breasts throws her off balance or she may develop sore spots from tight and restrictive bras. She may not be happy with her figure and may need special tailoring to improve the fit of her clothes. All of these issues can be resolved by a breast lift. Like all surgical procedures, however, a breast lift is not the right choice for everyone. There are several factors that determine if you would be a good candidate for this procedure.
Your Overall Health
A breast lift places demands on your body. Not only will you need to metabolize and recover from the procedure, but your immune system will also need to work hard to heal your body. For these reasons, you want to be in the best shape possible before deciding to get a breast lift. If you have any chronic conditions, such as diabetes or bronchitis, talk to your primary care doctor about your desire for a breast lift. There may be medications or treatments available to make surgery safer for you, so it’s important to discuss it long before you set a surgery date.
Your Commitments and Schedule
It takes some time for women to return to their full-time lives after surgery. As such, it is important for good candidates to have the time available in their schedules for proper healing. Rushing back to work or regular activities too soon can seriously compromise your results. This is especially the case if you have a physically demanding job. Good candidates for a breast lift understand and accept this and are willing and able to take the necessary time to heal.
Learn More During a Consultation
Deciding to undergo a breast lift is a big decision, with many factors to consider. If you think you may be ready for this procedure and would like to discuss your individual case, schedule an appointment at Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute. We have a commitment to helping our patients achieve their goals and get the best results possible. Our office is located in St. Petersburg. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a breast lift.