How does a breast lift differ from breast augmentation?
A breast lift reshapes and raises the breasts for a more youthful appearance, addressing sagging and improving breast shape. Breast augmentation, on the other hand, involves the placement of implants to increase breast size.
Will a breast lift increase my breast size?
A breast lift primarily addresses the position and shape of the breasts, not their size. However, some patients may opt for a combination of breast lift and augmentation, if they want both lifted and fuller breasts. During your consultation with Dr. Antell, you can discuss the best approach for your unique goals.
What is the ideal age for a breast lift?
There isn’t a specific age requirement, but most people considering a breast lift are in their 30s to 50s. The procedure is often performed after significant life events such as pregnancy or weight loss.
Will a breast lift affect breastfeeding?
While a breast lift typically doesn't interfere with breastfeeding, it's essential to discuss your plans for future pregnancies with Dr. Antell during the consultation to ensure the best approach.
Can I undergo a breast lift if I plan to have more children?
Yes, you can, but it's recommended to wait until you've completed your family to ensure longer-lasting results. Dr. Antell can provide guidance based on your individual situation.
Is a breast lift covered by insurance?
Breast lifts are typically considered cosmetic, so insurance may not cover the procedure. Dr. Antell's team can provide a personalized cost estimate during your consultation.
Can I combine a breast lift with other procedures?
Yes, you can combine a breast lift with other procedures, such as breast augmentation or body contouring, to achieve comprehensive results. Dr. Antell will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and aspirations.