A breast lift, also called mastopexy is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin, tightening, reduce sagging and raise the position of the nipples. Breast lifts does not increase the size or volume of breasts but lift them up to restore firmness.
Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well.
A breast lift can benefit for those who are experience the followings
• Sagging breasts
• Enlarged areolas
• Fallen or drooping nipple position
• Uneven breast position
What are the differences between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation?
A breast augmentation is to increase the size of the breasts by inserting breast implants but a breast lift is to remove excess skin that causes sagging breasts to sag then, tighten the surrounding tissue A breast lift won't significantly change the size of your breasts. However, a breast lift can be done in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction.
During breast lift surgery.
The several cuts will be made on your breasts. The positions position of the cuts will vary, depending on the surgical technique of each surgeon
The surgeon will remove skin from around an areola. Your breast will be reshaped. Your surgeon may then re-position your nipples and may reduce the size of your areola to suit the new shape.
Preparing for breast lift surgery
• Stop smoking or drinking
• Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
• Strictly follow doctor’s instruction.
Post operative cares
Take pain medication as recommended by your doctor . Avoid straining , bending and lifting . Avoid any sort of physically stressful activity, including exercising, heavy lifting, and playing sports.. A drain may be placed to allow the fluids to exit within a few days. Continue to wear the surgical support bra
Risk and possible complications
• Infection of the wound
• Slow healing at incision site
• Bleeding or hematoma
• Temporary or Permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation
• Persistent Pain
• Risk of anesthesia
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