Many women may ask “Do I want a breast lift?” In order to decide, it’s important to consider your motivations and the practical considerations involved in such a procedure. Here are 5 more questions to ask yourself when trying to decide if this procedure is right for you.
1. Why am I considering a breast lift?
An important factor in deciding whether you want a breast lift is determining whether the procedure will meet your needs. According to the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS), a breast lift could be for you if you are satisfied with the size but not the contour of your breasts. If you want to increase the size of your breasts, that is a different procedure (more on that later).
2. Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
Being a good candidate for this procedure isn’t just about your personal goals. Your stage in life and physical development can also factor into whether this procedure will be safe and satisfying. CSAPS recommends only getting a breast lift after breasts have finished developing. And if you are overweight, your surgeon may recommend stabilizing your weight before proceeding. Your surgeon will also need to assess your breasts’ size and shape of your breasts, skin quality, and the “placement of the nipple areolar complex.”
3. When Should I Get A Breast Lift?
Since, according to Plastic Surgery Info, a breast lift will require rest for the first week post-surgery and 2-4 weeks of avoiding strenuous activity, you should consider what you have planned for the month after a possible surgery date.
Plans to have children can also affect when you choose to have this procedure. CSAPS explains that a breast lift can sometimes reduce sensation, and some procedures may require detaching the nipples and areolas. These possible aspects of the procedure can affect your ability to breastfeed, so discuss any plans to breastfeed with your surgeon. You may want to delay the procedure.
4. Can I afford a breast lift?
A breast lift in Canada costs approximately $4,000-$6,000, according to Plastic Surgery Info. If you’re certain that you want the procedure but can’t afford it right now, it could be worthwhile to save up for a few months to make sure that your finances won’t be adversely affected. Now that you know the potential cost, you can look at your budget and plan accordingly.
5. Do I want to have implants inserted at the same time?
CSAPS points out that “If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breasts you may also want to consider having breast implants inserted at the time of breast lift surgery.” This way, you don’t have to deal with separate healing periods or double the anxiety many people feel regarding surgery. Instead, you can get both done at the same time and save yourself some time and trouble. Of course, whether you choose to add implants depends on what is right for you and your body.
Hopefully these questions can help guide you in deciding what will work for you and the body you want to have.
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