Breast Lift- How Long Will My Results Last?

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Though every part of the body changes over time, breasts go through more transitional stages than any other. During puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause, the breast can grow and shrink by multiple cup sizes. Weight gain and loss also significantly affect the breast due to its high amount of fatty tissue. This repeated expansion and contraction creates loose skin, making the breast flat and oblong. Dr. Amit Mulay offers breast lift surgery (Mastopexy) in Pune. He has extensive knowledge and experience performing both reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.

What is Breast Lift Surgery or Mastopexy?

The process of breast lift or mastopexy involves the removal of excess skin and remodeling of existing breast tissue to sculpt youthful contour.

After this procedure, your breast will be rounder and firmer. They will also sit higher on your chest. This mode of treatment is also chosen for the correction of breast asymmetry.

“Breast Lift will not have a significant impact on the size of the breasts.”

Who makes a good candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

Discussing your health history and current health is essential to verify that the breast-lifting surgery will be safe for you. Certain medical conditions, including heart and lung problems, may disqualify you from this procedure.

To help you decide if this procedure will be a good fit for you, look at some of what you will be expected to do.

  •   It’s good if you are a non-smoker and your heart and lungs are in good condition. But if you are smoking, you need to quit it two weeks prior and two weeks later to the procedure.
  •   You will also be asked to stop taking certain drugs temporarily to qualify for mastopexy. For example, you may not take NSAIDs or any other medicines or supplements that cause blood thinning or prevent blood clotting.
  •  Wearing sunscreen two weeks prior to the procedure is also suggested in order to avoid any type of irritation on the skin.

What should be expected during a breast lift procedure?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision to remove excess skin, raise the position of the nipple and reshape the breast into a firm round form. Lastly, fine sutures are used to close the incision. Surgery time is usually one to two hours, depending on the changes being made.

Recovery time

After the procedure, you will wake up with some discomfort, swelling, and a bandage over the incision. Your skin may feel tight. Over time these effects will get better. If drains have been inserted near the incisions, your healthcare provider will remove them in a few days. It may take several months for the incision to heal completely.

For faster recovery, follow all the instructions given by your surgeon and his team.

How long does a breast lift last?

The simplest answer to the above question is “It depends”. With proper post-operative care, the results of a breast lift can last up to ten years, depending on the age and lifestyle of the patient. Though some patients may need minor revision after a few years.

This is because everybody responds differently to plastic surgery. Other factors such as age, genetics, health, and dietary habits as well as surgical technique implied also play vital roles in the longevity of the procedure.

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Tips to follow after a breast implant (mastopexy)

To get the most out of your breast lift procedure, follow these tips and know that you are doing everything you can to maximize the longevity of your mastopexy results.

  • Take good care of your skin: It is essential that you keep your skin as healthy as possible. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Be generous in using sunscreen.
  • Avoid weight fluctuations: Rapid gain or loss of weight is never a good thing for any cosmetic surgical procedure and can have a negative effect on breast lift (mastopexy) results. Weight should be carefully controlled and maintained in order to achieve the best and long-lasting results.


“Seek a breast lift only after you have reached and sustained your target weight.”

  • Wear proper support: Whether or not you are a fan of the bra, the fact of the matter is they will help extend the life of your breast lift procedure. Invest in a good bra, will help in keeping your breast in desired shape.


Take Away:

Many women ask, is breast lift worth it?
Feeling comfortable in your skin is priceless. If your confidence has been adversely affected by the way your body changes after pregnancy, fluctuation in weight, or menopause. To learn more about breast lift benefits, and its procedure, contact Dr. Amit Mulay’s clinic in Pune. The team of Dr. Amit Mulay will be happy to answer your queries. 

Dr. Amit Mulay-cosmetic surgeon in Pune

Dr. Amit Mulay

MBBS, FCPS, DNB (General & Plastic Surgery)

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Plastic Surgery and its subspecialties, he specialises in reconstructive microsurgery and has been performing vascularised/free tissue transfers(Free Flaps).
Bestowed with the Young Investigator Award at the International Society of Burn Injuries (ISBI) from Australia, he is a well-known plastic surgeon in Pune & PCMC with a keen interest in the head, neck, and breast cancer reconstruction, hand surgery, reconstruction of upper and lower limb trauma and cosmetic surgery for facial scars, breast, and nose.