Breast Lift FAQs
Question: Will I be able to breast feed after having breast lift surgery?
Answer: Since the nipple is not detached from the breast glands during this cosmetic procedure, the breast should still function normally. However, for many other biological reasons, some women are unable to breast feed.
Question: I’m a smoker. Will I have to quit before I have this cosmetic procedure?
Answer: Since we are asking the skin to heal with a minimum amount of scarring, as well as other possible healing problems, we should not burden the body with chemicals known to inhibit healing and blood flow. Nicotine, literally, can kill skin. You must be off nicotine, patches, chewing tobacco and nicotine gum for 8 weeks before breast lift surgery.
Question: Will I need drains following my mastopexy?
Answer: Usually not.
Question: Once I’ve had breast lift surgery, is it possible I will have saggy boobs again?
Answer: We know how to set back the clock, not stop it. You will find that a mastopexy gives you a result far better than going without one and this will be lifelong. However, you will continue to age and experience sagging again over the years. A revision at a later date is a possibility.
Question: Will I need to have a mammogram before breast lift surgery?
Answer: If you have a significant history of breast cancer in your family or if you are over 40, a recent mammogram within the last year may be recommended prior to breast lift surgery.
Question: Is it dangerous to have breast or nipple piercing once I’ve had breast lift surgery?
Answer: There are no additional dangers caused by surgery if you choose to have a piercing.
Question: Will breast lift surgery increase my risk of breast cancer?
Answer: Breast lift surgery does not increase or decrease your risk of breast cancer.
Question: Will I lose nipple sensation by having mastopexy surgery?
Answer: Sometimes a temporary loss is seen, having mostly to do with swelling. Permanent loss is uncommon.
Question: Will I need to have breast augmentation at the same time in order to have fuller breasts, or will breast lift surgery achieve that too?
Answer: A breast lift targets lifting what you have. A breast implant adds volume, nicely shaping the upper breast. Mastopexy and implant placement can be done together or separately.