Must-Know Breast Lift Information from the Experts
June 12, 2017
Breast Lift in Chevy Chase
You are still the same person you were when you were younger.
Yet, some body changes you can go through after a pregnancy or severe weight loss can have your body feeling the complete opposite.
If aging and time has left your breasts sagging, hanging, and without their once youthful perkiness, a breast lift with Dr. Navin Singh is a safe way to redefine your youthful aesthetic feminine beauty.
What Is a Breast Lift Procedure Like?
Breast lift surgery is an easy lifting and reshaping or contouring of the breast skin and tissues to achieve a firmer look and feel to touch.
A breast lift alone does not add volume, though it can be performed in conjunction with breast implant surgery for further cosmetic enhancement of the shape and size of the breasts.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
Dr. Singh highly recommends breast lift surgery for women who are happy with the size and proportion of their breasts, but not the appearance of them nude.
Whether the result of aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, a loss of skin tightening or general elasticity can create the breasts to drop or hang over time.
While size of breasts may not have changed over time, the laxity in breast tissues can produce a flattened or deflated look of the breasts.
This is also caused in women who have lost a large amount of weight may experience sagging from excess skin or loss of elasticity.
When Will I See the Results of My Breast Lift?
You will enjoy the results of your breast lift immediately after surgery. We request clients wear a small surgical bra or compression garment for a few days to help skin heal correctly.
How Should I Prepare for a Breast Lift?
Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or Ibuprofen, Aleve®, and smoking must be avoided 7-14 days before and after surgery.
How Is a Breast Lift Performed by Dr. Singh?
Dr. Singh will perform your breast lift by making a series of micro-incisions on the breast. Incision around the areola may be implemented depending on the surgical aesthetic desires.
Each woman is very important and different and, as such, Dr. Singh skillfully performs each plastic surgery procedure himself and in accordance to your own unique needs and goals.
During this time, he can address the size or appearance of your areola and nipple.
How Long Does a Breast Lift Take?
A breast lift surgery procedure with Dr. Singh takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours and can be performed at our surgical centers or hospitals in either Maryland or Virginia.
Do I Have to Stay Overnight After a Breast Lift?
There is no need to stay overnight after your breast lift procedure, but it is important that a family member or friend is available to drive you home and stay with you to assist you during recovery.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Dr. Singh will advise you to rest at home for 3 to 4 days after surgery before returning to normal work activities. You will be somewhat stiff during your recovery and must be careful to avoid straining, lifting, or running activity.
Follow-up appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Singh a day after surgery and again a week after surgery. Nipple sensitivity will gradually return and scars will diminish in the months following your breast lift.
How Soon Can I Start Exercising After a Breast Lift?
You will need to take caution with your improved breasts after lift surgery, but you should be able to start exercising again within 7-10 days.
What Are the Breast Lift Risks?
You are in experienced surgical hands with Dr. Singh.
However, as with other surgical procedures, complications or risks could include infection, bleeding, or scarring.
The severity of your breast lift scars will significantly reduce over time. Some visible scars will remain, which are easily covered by clothing and bathing suits.
How Long Will My Breast Lift Results Last?
Breast lift surgery results are forever, but, depending on your age, you may opt to repeat the surgery after your skin relaxes over many years.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
At Washingtonian Plastic Surgery, breast lift surgery starts as low as $7,000. This breast lift surgery cost is a fairly competitive price in the Washington DC area. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Singh.
The cost of your breast lift will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with Dr. Singh.
What Are Dr. Singh’s Patients Saying After a Breast Lift Procedure?
Dr. Singh has patients thrilled and proud with the youthful appearance and aesthetic surgeries. See what they’re saying here.
What Are the Alternatives to a Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure?
While breast lift surgery works very well for some women, other clients desire more fullness or volume to be added to the breasts, which can only be achieved with breast implants or fat transfer surgery.
Dr. Singh is very skilled at each of these procedures and may recommend combining one of them with your breast lift for the most pleasing results.