For many women, saggy breasts are a concern. Breasts
often lose their aesthetics, firmness and contour over time. Aging, gravity,
weight loss, a heavy diet program, pregnancy and breastfeeding are effective in
the formation of sagging breasts. Patients who are usually satisfied with their
breast size but have sagging breasts may undergo a breast lifting (mastopexy)
procedure for more aesthetic, full and tightened breasts.
There are several surgical procedures used to lift breast tissue. The choice is determined by the surgeon according to the needs of the patient and usually depends on the quality and volume of the breast tissue and skin. Sometimes the simple nipple or mammary gland removal procedure gives satisfactory results. When there is a visible atrophy of the breast adipose tissue, implant placement is recommended when the entire breast appears sagged and lifeless.
Who Is This For?
Potential Risks & Side Effects
It takes 6-12 months for the postoperative scar to disappear and the breasts to get their final appearance. Many patients return to work within the first week after breast lift surgery and resume their daily activities a week later. Patients should limit exercise other than walking for the first 2-6 weeks after breast lifting.
Success Rate: 95%
How Does it Work?
As a procedure that aims to raise and reshape the breasts, breast lift surgery or mastopexy involves removing excess skin from under the breast. This procedure has been known as a confidence booster for most of the women who undergo it as guarantees a youthful appearance of the breast.
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What Does a Breast Lift Surgery Involve?
It takes close to 3 hours to complete the breast lift surgery, but this can vary from one patient to another. Once you have decided to undergo this surgery, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and the procedure will be customized to suit your personal preferences, needs as well as the clinic’s practices. Here is a brief guide of some of the stages you will have to go through:
1. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
Your first consultation will be done online, but when you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your Otoplasty specialist surgeon. During this session you are expected to inform the surgeon about your medical record, allergies and if you’re currently taking any medication. Even after telling your surgeon about your medical record, it’s mandatory that you go through some medical tests. Afterwards you will discuss the procedure in detail. If you are on the same page with your surgeon, he/she will make an illustration by drawing some marks on your face as he/she prepares you for the surgery.
2. Taking the anesthesia
When the test results are out and your surgeon is satisfied, you will be then given general anaesthesia. In some cases, this procedure can be performed while the patient is under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will decide on what’s best for you.
When the procedure begins, your surgeon will make an incision around the areola. The cut will be extending down to the front of the breast, from the bottom of the areola to the crease, or it may also extend along the sides of the areola depending upon the surgeon’s decision.
After the incisions are made, the surgeon will lift and reshape the sagging breasts and move the areolae to the correct position according to the new shape of your breasts.
When the operation is done, the surgeon will close your incisions with stitches, sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
Are There Any Different Types of Breast Lift Surgery?
Yes, there are different types of breast lift surgery; the size of the breast and the degree of sagging determines the type. Outlined below are the most common types:
What Should I Expect from a Breast Lifting Procedure?
Things You Should Do Before Breast Lift Surgery
Is Breast Lifting Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Are Breast Lifting Results Permanent?
How long women can benefit from the results of a breast lift surgery depends on many factors, such as age, genetics, health and nutritional habits, and surgical techniques.
What Are the Main Differences Between Breast Lifting and Breast Implants?
Each procedure presents its advantages and disadvantages and is chosen by the surgeon as the most appropriate method according to the patient's needs. Basically, breast augmentation focuses on the size and shape of the breast and does not correct sagging breasts. However, a breast lift primarily focuses on the breast position and will not increase the breast size.
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