Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
What Is a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery, also known Mastopexy, is a procedure to raise the breast by tightening the surrounding tissue to give the breast more shape and support.
Childbirth, age and significant weight loss can all take their toll on women’s bodies – in particular with breasts – for many women, breast uplift surgery can offer a way to regain their body confidence. Breast uplift surgery can be combined with “breast augmentation surgery” to give you fuller breasts and correcting their position on the body. If you have found that your breasts have lost their fullness and are not as supported as you would like them to be, breast uplift surgery could be the solution.
Though basic breast lift information is provided on this website, the best way to get answers to specific questions about your needs is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr.Girish.A.C. He will gladly address any questions and concerns you may have during consultation.
Benefits of Having Breast Uplift Surgery
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- A wider choice of clothes
- Enables you to feel more feminine and attractive
- Rejuvenation of the breasts
The Procedure for Breast Uplift Surgery
Breast uplift surgery works by making an incision on each breast, the skin is then lifted and stitched in its new position and excess skin removed. The nipples will then be removed and repositioned to ensure that your newly positioned breasts look as natural as possible. If there is a lack of natural breast tissue and you are looking for a fuller effect, your surgeon may recommend that you combine the procedure with “breast augmentation” which involves inserting “breast implants” to add fullness to the breasts.
Who Should Have a Breast Uplift?
The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients who feel self-conscious due to their breasts having excess skin and appear deflated from weight loss, ageing or pregnancy
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What Happens When I Have Breast Uplift Surgery
Your Cosmetic Surgeon may suggest that you stop smoking and stop taking the contraceptive pill, this will reduce the risks involved with having a general anaesthetic and will help with healing. You may be advised to lose weight to gain the best result as well as to reduce any complications. You will need to purchase a sports bra to take with you to the hospital. The size of the bra will be determined at your consultation with the Cosmetic Surgeon.
If you are a smoker, take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and resume these activities.
The Day of Your Breast Uplift Surgery
Make sure you remember to take your sports new bra with you to the hospital. The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and mark your breasts in preparation for surgery and obtain your final consent. If you have any final questions it is important that you ask your Cosmetic Surgeon at this time.
Breast uplift (mastopexy) surgery is always carried out under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately four hours. When you wake up from your surgery you can expect to experience pain so you will be prescribed appropriate pain relief, which will be administered by your Nurse. On return to your room, you will have your new bra over the dressing and a drainage tube inserted in each breast. These drains will be removed before your discharge from the hospital.
You can expect to be in the hospital for one day. This will be agreed with your Cosmetic Surgeon prior to your admission.
What Is The Recovery Time From Breast Lift Surgery
For breast lift surgery, you will be advised to take three to four days off work to fully recover. For the first six to 12 weeks you will need to wear a post-surgery bra (similar to a sports bra) during the day and at night, only removing it to shower once your stitches have been removed. It is completely normal to experience bruising and swelling of the area, as well as some soreness, but this should only last between one to two weeks. Your surgeon will advise you on when you can return to normal daily activities and how soon you can begin exercising again.
Following the breast uplift (mastopexy) operation there will be scarring to the breast, the amount depends on the severity of the droop; however, it will always involve a scar around the nipple. All scars are pink in the early weeks and then gradually fade to faint white lines. After the breast uplift (mastopexy) operation you may experience reduced sensitivity to the nipple and may not be able to breastfeed.
Is Breast Uplift Surgery Right For Me?
There are many reasons why people choose to have breast uplift (mastopexy) surgery:
- The breasts are no longer firm and pert, making it difficult to wear clothes without the support of a bra
- Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breast becomes flattered and ’empty’ looking
- Substantial weight loss from dieting can leave the breast deflated and with a lot of loose skin
- Ageing skin loses elasticity and can cause sagging to the breasts. If this happens prematurely it may reduce self-confidence both in and out of clothes
What Is The Cost of Breast Uplift Surgery?
Cost of the procedure will be discussed with the clients after examination, based on the duration of surgery & need to stay.