Deciding to change your appearance by undergoing a surgical procedure is an important decision. Dr. David Liland has answered common Breast Lift FAQ including details about what to expect during surgery and recovery. These answers can help you understand the breast lift procedure, determine if it is right for you, and prepare for your surgery. Dr. Liland is a board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive patient education and exceptional care at his practice in Dallas, TX.
Can a Breast Lift Increase Breast Size?
A breast lift is designed to lift sagging breasts and remove excess tissue for a more youthful figure. While a breast lift itself cannot address size and shape, it can be combined with augmentation using breast implants to achieve these goals.
Are Results Permanent?
While breast lift results can be long-lasting, the natural effects of aging and lifestyle factors can impact the longevity of your results. As you age and the skin loses elasticity, breasts will gradually continue to sag. Additionally, if you experience substantial weight fluctuation or become pregnant, this can also cause the tissue to stretch and sag over time.
Will There Be Scarring?
There will be scarring after your breast lift surgery. While the scars may be more prominent during the beginning of recovery, they should begin to fade. Dr. Liland will carefully place your incisions to provide the most discreet scarring possible.
Is Breast Lift Surgery Painful?
During the procedure, you will feel relaxed and will not experience pain since you will be under anesthesia. After your surgery, pain medication is recommended to help manage the discomfort associated with recovery.
Is a Breast Lift Safe?
Breast lift surgery is common and considered a generally safe procedure. However, there are certain risks to consider when deciding whether to undergo this procedure, such as:
- Poor healing of incisions
- Changes in or loss of breast sensation
- Cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Changes in or loss of nipples and areola
To reduce your risk of complications, it is essential to closely follow recovery instructions.
When Can You Return to Work?
Typically, patients can return to work about one to two weeks after surgery. When you should return to work depends on how physical your job is. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about six weeks. Dr. Liland can make a recommendation personalized to your needs to help prevent complications.
Does Insurance Cover a Breast Lift?
Typically, insurance policies do not cover breast lift surgery. However, Dr. Liland does accept third-party financing to help you afford your procedure.
What Are the Benefits of a Board-certified Surgeon?
A board-certified plastic surgeon is extensively trained in the best techniques and practices to provide the safest treatments and most flattering results. Dr. Liland was board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1994.
Dr. David Liland is a board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience.
Plan Your Treatment Today
To learn more about breast lift surgery or begin planning your procedure, contact us online or call our office at (214) 692-6500. Dr. David Liland and his team look forward to helping you achieve your goals.