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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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Functional Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

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Are you experiencing sagging breast discomfort or finding it hard to maintain good posture? While many seek breast lift surgery for aesthetic improvements, the functional benefits of this procedure extend far beyond cosmetic enhancements. This guide explores how a breast lift can alleviate physical discomfort, improve posture, and promote more active lifestyles.

Functional Benefits of Breast Lift

Easing discomfort

One of the most significant benefits of undergoing a breast lift is the relief it provides from the physical discomfort associated with sagging breasts. This condition often leads to chronic back and neck pain due to the excess weight pulling the torso forward. By lifting and reshaping the breasts to a more youthful position, the procedure helps evenly distribute the breast weight, reducing the strain on the spine and muscles. This adjustment results in a dramatic reduction of discomfort, especially during routine activities and while doing exercises that previously might have been too painful.

Enhancing posture

Improved posture is another important benefit of a breast lift. Sagging breasts can affect body alignment, pulling the posture into a forward slump, which worsens stress on the back and can lead to musculoskeletal issues. Post-surgery, patients often experience an immediate improvement in their posture as the breast lift helps balance their upper body, encouraging a more upright and aligned posture. It not only contributes to a decrease in muscle fatigue and spinal discomfort but also promotes better overall body mechanics and movement efficiency.

Promoting physical activity

Enhanced physical activity is a notable benefit that follows a breast lift. With the breasts securely repositioned and the weight appropriately redistributed, movements become easier and less restrictive. This improvement allows women to engage in various physical activities, including jogging, yoga, and aerobics, which might have been uncomfortable or impractical before due to the movement of sagging breasts. The freedom to move with more comfort encourages a healthier lifestyle and can lead to increased involvement in fitness routines, positively contributing to both physical and mental health.

Recovery and Aftercare

The recovery period following a breast lift is vital for supporting the longevity and success of the surgery. It usually involves several weeks, during which you should follow these aftercare instructions from a trusted plastic surgeon in Delaware, like Dr. Balakhani:

  • Wear supportive garments – Post-surgery, you should wear a surgical bra or a supportive garment as recommended by a reliable surgeon like Mehdi Balakhani, DDS, MD, FACS. It helps maintain the shape of the breasts and reduces swelling by providing necessary compression.
  • Limit physical activity – Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least four to six weeks to allow your body enough time to heal.
  • Incision care – Keep the surgical area clean and dry. Follow specific instructions for caring for incisions to minimize scarring.
  • Attend follow-up appointments – Regularly attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and address any concerns.
  • Lifestyle adjustments – Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet to support your recovery. Avoid smoking, as it can hinder the healing process.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering a breast lift for both aesthetic enhancement and functional benefits, Dr. Balakhani in Delaware is here to provide you with thorough care and expert guidance. We recognize the physical challenges associated with sagging breasts and are dedicated to helping you achieve a comfortable, active lifestyle after surgery. Reach out to our Delaware practice today to explore breast lift options and other procedures and to schedule your consultation.

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