There are many reasons why a person would consider having a breast lift. The most common ones include having lost a lot of weight, breastfeeding, and gravity due to age. Regardless of the reason, undergoing such a cosmetic procedure can do wonders for a person’s self-esteem and sense of confidence. However, the thought of going under the knife can be a scary prospect — one that may put a halt to dreams of a more beautiful silhouette. Thankfully, technology can offer a minimally invasive alternative through laser breast lifts.
What is a laser breast lift?
A laser breast lift is a safe, FDA-approved procedure that involves using high-powered, state-of-the-art Smart Lipo Laser to tighten breast tissue. The lasers penetrate the breast and produce a tightening effect first on the skin, then on the underlying layers through thermal heating.
With a traditional breast lift procedure, the lower portion of the breasts are removed, then the skin edges are brought together. On the other hand, laser breast lifts allow you to have a perkier look and firmer breasts without removing skin. The procedure is an outpatient procedure and can take up to two hours.
Benefits of a Laser Breast Lift
In addition to providing you with a physical appearance you’re happier with, a laser breast lift offers other benefits. The most common being:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Smaller scars
- Symmetrical, perky breasts
- Most natural results — since it does not involve repositioning the nipple
- Retention of sensation in the nipples
- Shorter recovery time — the procedure may leave some swelling and bruising
- Retaining the ability to breastfeed in the future
- A reduction or elimination of back pain and/or neck strain relating to heavy breasts
Recovery Time After a Laser Breast Lift
A laser breast lift may leave you feeling a mild discomfort after it has been completed. Some patients have also reported a tight feeling around their breasts, as well as skin dryness. This is normal, and these symptoms will disappear gradually.
Plan on restricting your activities for approximately a week while your breast tissue heals. Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding your lifestyle — types of workouts to avoid, not lifting objects heavier than a certain weight, and possibly wearing a compression bra. If you’re combining the procedure with an additional cosmetic enhancement, you may need additional time to recover.
Who is an ideal candidate for a laser breast lift?
The ideal candidate for a laser breast lift is someone who is dissatisfied with the appearance of sagging breasts, uneven breast size, and/or nipples that face downward due to weight fluctuations, breastfeeding, or age. However, there are additional elements that are required. These include:
- Doing it because you want to do it — not because someone is pressuring you
- Being in good psychological health
- Being in good physical health
- Having realistic expectations
- Controlling diabetes
- Quitting smoking
Cost of Laser Breast Lift
The cost of a laser breast lift will depend on how much tissue needs to be tightened, as well as whether you’re combining the procedure with additional cosmetic enhancements. Once you have completed an initial consultation, we will be able to provide you with an estimate based on your specific needs.