Plastic surgery procedures like breast lift surgery are quite popular and have been for many years. However, that doesn’t mean deciding to undergo a cosmetic procedure is easy. Most of our patients have at least a few questions as they consider their options for improving the appearance of their body. One of the most common questions is how long a patient can expect their results to last. When it comes to breast lift surgery, there are specific matters that matter. We want to discuss them here.
Preserving Breast Shape with Specific Strategies
As much as we point to pregnancy and breastfeeding as culprits to sagging breasts, these are only two events that can contribute to this problem. As a woman ages, her biology will change. Her cells will not produce as much collagen as they once did. As a result, her connective tissue and skin will deteriorate. A woman of any age may experience weight fluctuations that cause her breasts to grow larger and deflate. These changes in volume stretch the skin. Without sufficient collagen to repair itself, the skin may not bounce back.
Sagging breasts may occur for a number of reasons. Fortunately, breast lift surgery is a straightforward and effective way to correct the problem. Then, maintaining results is up to the individual. Some lesser known tips for doing this include:
- Take vitamin C. We see vitamin C in many skincare products these days for a reason: the skin relies on this nutrient for youthfulness. Studies have shown the vitamin C is necessary for the body to produce collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm and resilient. Most multivitamins contain at least 500 mg of vitamin C and make it easy to get this nutrient along with several others.
- Wear a good bra. There are probably many ideas of what a “good bra” is. We suppose the answer would depend on the goal. When the goal is to maintain breasts to stay perkier, a good bra is one that stabilizes breasts where they naturally sit on the chest. Gentle support is key. Push-up bras take the hard work away from chest muscles, which could ultimately encourage drooping.
- Maintain a stable weight. Breasts are fatty, so when weight increases, they grow. When weight decreases, the breasts almost always deflate. These changes can have lasting effects due to volume variance and tissue stretching. Staying within 10 pounds of an ideal is, well, ideal.
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