This is a question we are regularly asked and there is no scientific answer for this, as it is dependent on a variety of different factors. Factors that can influence how long a breast lift operation is effective for include the following:
- The age you are when you have the operation
- Whether you gain or lose weight once you have had the procedure
- The skill of your surgeon – which is why it is so important to choose a surgeon who specialises in your operation of choice
- Your lifestyle choices in the years after the operation
- Your genetics – some people are just luckier than others and have greater elasticity in their skin. This helps maintain the look the surgeon has achieved
There are a number of practical things you can do to help give your newly lifted breasts the best chance of looking and feeling how you like them.
Maintain breast lift results: try and maintain a consistent weight
Weight loss and weight gain are the natural enemies of cosmetic procedures such as breast uplifts (and others such as tummy tucks, body contouring etc). If you are planning on losing weight in the future it is best to try and do that before having an operation such as this because it will affect how the breasts look. If you are planning a pregnancy it is also worth waiting until after it/these are complete, as much of the body is affected by the changes during pregnancy (and breastfeeding).
Maintain breast lift results: ensure you’re fitted correctly with supporting underwear
Wear a correctly fitting bra that offers the right level of support. So many women wear ill-fitting bras, and this can contribute to how well your breasts look and how long surgery like this is effective for. Getting fitted properly when your breasts have settled down following the operation is highly recommended. Not only are there practical benefits but it will be a lot more comfortable too.
Maintain breast lift results: get a good skincare routine
Largely, the amount of natural elasticity within your skin is governed by genetics, but there are things that can be done to aid collagen production (the agent that helps skin retain its elasticity) and these include drinking lots of water to stay well hydrated, avoiding too much exposure to the sun and also making sure you’re getting enough vitamin C and E.
For more advice on breast uplift results, call 01926 436332 to arrange a consultation with breast surgery specialist Mr Alan Park at his Warwickshire cosmetic surgery clinic.