With a big open smile on her face, I saw a woman holding her breasts with both hands. I discovered this photograph while doing research on the internet for my breast lift plastic surgery procedure. Her vulnerable smile flushed with endearment greatly illustrates how plastic surgery can bring a woman joy and a greater quality of life.
I was one of those people who believed I’d never even want to have cosmetic surgery, until the day all of that changed for me, of course. After having children and enduring the hard knocks of life up to the age of 36, I realised I needed a makeover to boost my spirits. Between taking my son to wrestling practice and doing the laundry, I felt that I had stopped carving out time for myself to do anything rejuvenating and exciting.
So, calling all married mothers with a sinking self-confidence…
Now that I’ve actually been through the procedure, I believe that breast lifts are particularly beneficial to women who’ve had children. I’m writing my story for the ones that are on the fence. I can say, from my experience, that it’s definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever personally made for myself. I believe mothers can, if they so wish, opt for this procedure without any worries.
Based on the research I had conducted on before-and-after photographs of this operation, my results were what I would call typical, and I’m extremely happy with what the doctors gave me. Although any surgery comes with risk, I believe that a breast lift nowadays is conducted with outstanding expertise and a high level of information and pre-op advice, And so, I applaud anyone who’s brave enough to go for it.
If you suffer from a sagging bust, there is help. In addition to increasing your self-esteem, it can encourage a healthier lifestyle and an overall better quality of life. Scores of women have undergone cosmetic breast surgery, be it a mastopexy, a reduction or implants. I’ve heard testimonials where women have said it’s given them a completely different outlook on life.
The reports by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed some interesting results on women who had breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries. Based on the Society’s research and the data they collected from RealSelf.com, 61% of those women surveyed reported they had sex more often than before surgery.
The Recovery Stage
Get comfy! I had used lots and lots of pillows throughout my recovery process, making sure all parts of my chest, back, neck and upper body received optimal support in an effort to be able to sleep at night. This is particularly important, following those first few initial days and weeks after the surgery. I also found that keeping foods nearby was extremely helpful, so I didn’t have to get up out of the bed if others weren’t readily free to help me.
Eat healthy. As my surgeon had suggested, take a multi-vitamin once the recovery process is underway. I’ve also found that protein-dense foods such as beans and other legumes had helped me heal. Including plenty of fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, strawberries, kale and spinach are all good options to include in your diet. As far as meats are concerned, chicken and fish are also good options.
Some also recommend limiting heavy sodium foods and processed foods with a high-salt content following the procedure, while encouraging the patients to also eat low-fat dairy products and lean meats, as well as whole grains.
Be sure to follow the surgeon’s homecare instructions well, including how long and often to wear your surgical bra. Based on a number of medical reports, the breast lift initial recovery takes about six weeks, depending on what the individual surgeon says. For me, there had been a lot of tenderness and soreness during the first few weeks. The substantial pain and discomfort required pain relievers, and ended after the first ten days.
Common complications and other possible known risks
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has provided the following information on risks and safety information for the breast lift procedure. Breast lift risks include anesthesia risks, bleeding or hematoma formation, infection, poor healing of incisions, changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent, breast contour shape and irregularities, breast asymmetry, fatty tissue found deep in skin might die (fat necrosis), fluid accumulation, potential or total loss of nipple and areola, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, as well as the possibility of revision surgery.
These are some of the risks, but there may be others depending on your individual circumstances. All risks and questions associated with safety and risks should be addressed directly with your surgeon.