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Debunking 6 Common Misconceptions About Breast Lift Surgery

Are you considering a breast lift surgery to regain youthful contours and boost your confidence? Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville understands that misinformation can often cloud decision-making processes. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Lo and our team are dedicated to providing clarity and guidance throughout your aesthetic journey.

Let’s debunk six common misconceptions surrounding breast lift surgery:


1. Myth 1: Breast Lifts are only for aging women

It’s a common misconception that breast lifts are solely for older women. While aging can lead to sagging breasts, various factors like genetics, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and breastfeeding can cause ptosis (sagging) at any age. A breast lift can effectively address sagging, regardless of your age.

2. Myth 2: Breast Lifts always result in a significant increase in cup size

Contrary to popular belief, a breast lift primarily reshapes and repositions existing breast tissue rather than increasing cup size. While some patients may opt for a simultaneous breast augmentation to add volume, a lift alone focuses on lifting and tightening the breasts for a perkier appearance.

3. Myth 3: Breast Lifts are painful and require lengthy recovery

Modern surgical techniques and advancements in anesthesia have significantly reduced discomfort and accelerated recovery times for breast lift procedures. While some soreness and swelling are expected initially, most patients find the discomfort manageable and return to normal activities within a few days to a week with proper post-operative care.

4. Myth 4: Breast Lifts result in visible scarring

Concerns about conspicuous scarring deter many individuals from considering a breast lift. However, our skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. David Lo, utilizes various incision techniques tailored to individual needs, minimizing visible scarring. Incisions are typically placed strategically around the areola or within natural breast creases, ensuring scars are discreet and easily concealable.

5. Myth 5: Breast Lift Results Are Permanent

While breast lift results are long-lasting, they aren’t entirely immune to the effects of aging, gravity, and lifestyle factors. Maintaining a stable weight, avoiding smoking, and wearing supportive bras can help prolong the longevity of your results. Periodic follow-up consultations with your plastic surgeon can address any changes and explore additional options for maintenance.

6. Myth 6: Breast Lifts Interfere with Breastfeeding

Many women worry that undergoing a breast lift will hinder their ability to breastfeed in the future. However, a properly performed breast lift typically preserves the milk ducts and nerves necessary for breastfeeding. It’s essential to discuss your plans for future breastfeeding with the surgeon to ensure the procedure is tailored to your needs.

At Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, we prioritize patient education and satisfaction. If you’re considering a breast lift or have any questions, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Lo.

Let us guide you on your journey to renewed confidence and beautifully lifted breasts. Call us at (865) 306-5680 or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation.