How to Keep Your Breasts Perky After a Breast Lift

The breasts are the most frequently addressed part of the physique when it comes to plastic surgery. Over 310,000 breast augmentations are performed each year, with over 110,000 breast lifts being a large part of that number.

Whereas a breast augmentation is designed to increase the volume of the breasts, a breast lift positions the breasts higher on the chest and help reposition the areolas and nipples in a more forward, youthful, and perky setting.

One of the most common questions Dr. John Zinsser and his team at Zinsser Plastic Surgery get from his breast lift patients is, “how do I maintain my results? How can I keep my breasts perky after a breast lift?” In this article, this is precisely the question we address.

How a Breast Lift Works

By surgically removing a certain amount of skin and tissue above and surrounding the breasts, then reconnecting the remaining tissue, highly-skilled plastic surgeons such as Dr. Zochowski can pull the breasts higher on the chest wall. The procedure eliminates excess or loose skin and lifts the firmer breasts to a higher position, presenting a more youthful profile.

The breasts initially sag due to several reasons, primarily:

  • Pregnancy and nursing
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging

Many patients seeking a breast lift are new mothers, and this procedure is often requested as part of a mommy makeover, especially when combined with a tummy tuck. Other patients have recently lost a large amount of weight and sometimes combine the procedure with liposuction.

How to Maintain Your Results

Maintaining your results from a breast lift, that is, keeping breasts perky that stay high on the chest, is accomplished through lifestyle decisions.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet that keeps your body weight and body fat at optimum levels is the best way to prevent the breasts from starting to sag again. Furthermore, regular exercise, such as cardio, and upper body movements, such as bench presses, pushups, and cable flies, also supports the upper chest’s musculature, which helps keep the breasts sitting higher.

Wearing a supportive bra during the day will also reduce the pulling effect of gravity and prevent skin and tissue from stretching.

Get Your Breast Lift in Richmond, VA

Don’t worry if you feel that your breasts don’t look like they once did. Dr. John Zinsser specializes in breast rejuvenation and is well qualified to guide you on your journey towards achieving the physique and perky breasts you deserve and desire.   To receive treatment from one of the most advanced surgeons in the field, contact (804) 474-9805 or fill out this online form today.