A 29-year-old member asked:
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what stage of life is appropriate to get a breast lift?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Any time: It is your body, and the decision about timing is up to you and, if there is someone special, your partner.
Answered on May 15, 2012
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
After childbearing: Breast lifts can be done at almost any age after puberty, but because of the tendency of the breasts to enlarge with pregnancy and nursing and then "deflate, " it is best to defer these procedures until after childbearing.
Answered on May 24, 2012
Dr. Joshua Cooper
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast Lift TIming: The best time in life to undergo a breast lift is after you are finished having children. Pregnancy and breast feeding can dramatically alter the breast shape. Additionally, it is best to be at a stable weight because gaining or losing a lot of weight can also affect the size and shape of your breasts. www.dr-cooper.com.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Varies.: Understanding that many patients decide to have surgery when timing is not “ideal”, the ideal time to undergo breast lifting surgery ( in terms of helping to minimize the need for additional surgery) would be when patients have completed pregnancies, have achieved a long-term stable weight, are psychosocially stable, financially stable, and completely self-motivated. Best wishes.
Answered on Jul 7, 2013

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Yes: You will be in pain and sore for a couple weeks. Worst is the first 2-3 days post op.
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
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The breast needs to: be fully developed before a breast lift surgery is considered. I usually recommend a stable shape for two years.
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