What is Breast Lift?
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
Breast lift surgery is an increasingly common breast surgery for women who wish to enhance their breasts, without suffering from any particular symptoms.Mastopexy safely corrects the droopiness and laxity of the breast tissue and also adjusts asymmetries due to abnormal breast development. Combined with breast implants (augmentation mammoplasty), mastopexycorrects both excessive skin tissue and breast volume and also helps reducing the areolar diameter and correcting its position and orientation.
Mastopexy is a cosmetic surgical treatment usually undergone by patients who want to enhance their breast appearance, but do not suffer from any particular symptoms. It is preferably performed in healthy people in authorised medical centres under general sedation, or local anaesthesia. Mastopexy may be performed as day surgical treatment.
When you discuss with our surgeon the option of undergoing breast lift surgery, provide all the necessary information regarding any medical issues and medications (such as"blood thinning" agents like aspirin, warfarin, clopidegrel), as well as any previous breast surgeries, any past radiotherapy and any predisposition to bad scarring.
Several breast augmentation procedures can help to correct breast drooping, including circumferential scars around the areola (periareolar), short scar treatments with scars around the areola and a vertical scar and techniques with three scars (periareolar, vertical and horizontal). Your surgeon will discuss with you all the appropriate treatment options, but keep in mind that all surgery leaves a certain amount of scars, which will typically fade within a few months.
After pregnancy, most women complain that their breasts have become saggy and lost suppleness and size. In a normal-sized breast, the nipple and areola are positioned at the centre of the upper arm, but if the breasts are saggy due to breast feeding or weight gain the position of the nipple will fall.
As soon as the bruising and swelling is gone, slowly massage the area to help even out the marks. Following the procedure, you may feel a certain degree of discomfort, but oral sedation should typically alleviate the pain. Sometimes using a supportive garment helps minimize the discomfort and fasten the healing process. Surgical marks will usually flatten within 10-21 days so you may return to your normal routine within 2-6 weeks.
Both breast implants and breast reduction surgeries aim to correct the size of the breast, whereas mastopexy (breast lifting) corrects the contour of the breast. Bear in mind that no surgery can restore breastsnatural suppleness, so the best treatment is to eliminate sagging and drooping skin tissue. This technique may remove some stretch marks, but the permanent scars may become less visible.
Breast drooping usually occurs due to childbearing and weight loss and mastopexy can provide help in both cases. Our surgeon will discuss with you about scarring, which vary greatly from patient to patient. In case the breasts are just slightly saggy, you should opt for breast augmentation, which is a less invasive treatment that elevates and firms the breasts. However, the outcome may result in an unpleasant increase in breast size.
A combination of breast liftand implants will help you achieve a pleasing restoration of the breast shape.You may undergo breast enhancement before pregnancy is over as, depending on the technique, it may not interfere with breast-feeding.