Why You May Not Be Suitable for a Breast Lift Even If You Want It

As much as you may want a breast lift surgery, your surgeon's expert opinion would always give the ultimate guide on whether you should go ahead with the procedure or not.

There are quite a number of aspects, including physiological and anatomical factors, that are considered before deciding whether to go on with the procedure or not. And sometimes, you just might not be a qualified candidate for the procedure. Even then, it may still be possible to change certain aspects to make you fit for the operation.

1. Do You Have Unrealistic Expectations?

If you have such unrealistic expectations like getting the look of a famous celebrity, breast uplift surgery may not be the best solution for you. It really is not possible to get someone else's look, especially since we each have very unique physical features.

Even if it was possible to get a certain look for your breasts, it might appear out-of-place when compared with the rest of your body. This is why surgeons always spend sufficient time consulting with patients beforehand, in order to temper their expectations to more realistic levels. An expert surgeon would always strive to deliver a look that fits in seamlessly with your entire physical appearance.

2. You Just Do not Have the Characteristics of a Good Candidate for Surgery

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery provides a useful guide on some of the aspects that would make you well-suited for breast uplift surgery. These include; physical health, fully developed breasts and sagging breasts. Alternately, it would mean that you would not be the best candidate for surgery if you do not possess such characteristics.

Perhaps, you might be too self-conscious about the look of your breasts, yet they are perfectly fine. You may desire to have even more perked up breasts, yet your surgeon would tell you authoritatively, that your breasts are perfectly normal. Actually, even if you do get a bit of droopiness later in life, it too would be something that is perfectly normal.

Being unhealthy would also put you at risk during surgery. Therefore, even if you may be a potential candidate for surgery, you would first need to be in good health before undergoing surgery. Some of the health conditions that may rule you out of surgery include: uncontrolled diabetes, dry / broken / hardened breast skin, breast cancer, and cellulitis (an infection that affects soft tissue within your breasts).

Moreover, it's never advisable to perform surgery on undeveloped breasts. Since the breasts have not yet fully developed, it may not be clear enough how they would actually appear later on.

3. Are You Planning on Child Birth or Breast Feeding?

Surgery of your breasts may affect your ability to breast feed afterwards. Therefore, it would only be wise to avoid surgery if you intend to get pregnant or breast feed later on.

In some instances, you might also want to consider whether you will really benefit from surgery before going ahead with the operation. This is something that well-endowed women may need to consider, since the results of a lifting procedure may not last as long as it would in women with smaller breasts.