Breast Lift (MASTOPEXY)
What are the changes in breasts due to age?
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes, including loss of skin elasticity and volume of the gland, can result from pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight fluctuations, aging and gravity. All these factors play a major role in making the breasts sag. Heredity may also be a factor. A woman in her teens may experience loose sagging breast tissue.
Breasts that have lost their firm, uplifted contours can affect a woman’s self-confidence and image. If you desire to restore the firmness and shape of your breasts, then a breast lift procedure may be right for you. Sometimes the areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) has become enlarged over time. A breast lift procedure helps to reduce this as well.
A breast lift rejuvenates the female figure with a breast profile that is more youthful, uplifted, and firm. This can dramatically improve the appearance of your breasts. The best way to learn how a breast lift can help fulfill our personal goals is by consulting the surgeons at Aesthetics Medispa.
Answer some simple questions to help us understand your concerns, or breast related issues.
This will help us identify the conditions that need to be corrected at the time of consultation.
What are the results and the outlook?
The results of breast lift are immediately visible. Final results appear gradually over the next few weeks as swelling resolves and breast size and shape settles.
Incision lines typically will continue to fade over the next year. Over time, your breast can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity.
However, your new enhanced breast contour and the freedom to wear the clothes you enjoy without the need for padded bras would bring you added self-confidence.
Who are the ideal candidates?
This procedure is most suitable for women who have breasts that have sagged (ptosis), or have become floppy. Sometimes there can be asymmetry in the breasts due to them being at different levels. This procedure, called differential breast lift can correct the asymmetry. It is also useful to achieve symmetry after breast reconstruction following mastectomy.
Some women have a combination of loss of breast volume and sagging. Such patients may need a breast augmentation along with a breast lift.
Breast lift is a highly individualized procedure – one that you should choose to undergo to fulfill your own desire for shapely youthful breasts, and not others’ desire.
Where do I begin?
A consultation with our plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how a breast lift can improve your breast contours. A consultation at Advanced Aesthetics is designed to educate you about breast lift surgery in a non-pressured environment. This will include a discussion of your goals, options available in breast lift surgery, techniques of surgery and potential complications and risks.
How long will I be in the hospital?
You will be allowed to go home either on the same day or whenever you feel comfortable.
What kind of post operative care will be needed?
The breasts will be strapped in a firm compressive dressing, till the drains are removed. You will be advised to wear a firm supportive bra continuously for eight weeks. As the wounds are closed with absorbable sutures, stitch removal is not usually necessary.
Breast lift is usually done under general anaesthesia. The nipple is relocated to a higher level on a bridge of tissue which brings its blood supply. Excess skin is excised from the inferior quadrant. The breast gland is stitched to a higher level, reshaped and tightened. The wound is closed meticulously. A tube to drain out collected blood may or may not be placed, depending upon the amount of dissection. If done by the traditional technique, which is advised for severe cases of ptosis, then an anchor shaped scar will be present. If done by the modern technique, then only a single vertical scar will be present.
Those women, who also have very small volume breasts and want their breast enlarged along with a lift, can have an implant placed at the time of the breast lift. The procedure is essentially the same.
What to expect after surgery?
Immediately after the operation, most women experience mild swelling, bruising and tenderness. These symptoms subside in a short time. Your breasts will ride high on your chest. If done by the single scar technique, skin may get drawn into folds in the lower half of the breasts around the suture line.
Once the swelling has subsided, your breasts will settle into a more natural and pleasing location and shape. This may take up to three to six months.
After the operation, you may have mild to moderate realization of discomfort, most noticeable only on movement. This is easily controllable with oral medication. In a week’s time most of the medications can be stopped.
We advise you to refrain from vigorous activity for two weeks and aerobic upper body exercise for six weeks to allow your wounds to heal. We strongly advise you to wear a firm supportive bra continuously for eight weeks.
Following your breast surgery, you will enjoy a new more pleasing shape, with more comfortable breasts that are in better position to your physique.
Are there any risks and complications involved in the surgery?
- Possible complications of general anesthesia, as well as nausea, vomiting and fever may occur. Our anesthetist at Aesthetics Medispa will discuss these with you in detail.
- There is a risk of infection. It is usually prevented and treated by antibiotics.
- Hematoma (collection of blood that may cause swelling, pain and bruising; perhaps requiring surgical draining).
- Sometimes there is a delay in wound healing. This is very rare after a standard breast lift.
- There could be a temporary or a permanent change or loss of sensation in the nipple or breast tissue.
Before and Afters Results
* Disclaimer: Results May Differ From Person to Person. No individual result should be seen as typical
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