Breast lift surgery – medically known as mastopexy – is one of the most popular and frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures. It is perfect option for those women who have sagging breasts because of aging, breastfeeding or significant weight loss. It raises breasts and makes them firmer by removing excess skin. However, before going under the knife, you must know about all the important things associated with breast lift surgery. Here we will discuss certain important things about breast lift.
What is breast lift surgery?
Breast lift surgery is an invasive procedure that restores the youthful and firm appearance of sagging breasts. It removes the excess skin and tightens the underlying tissues to improve contours of breasts. The procedure can effectively improve the appearance of breasts that changed over time, losing their firmness and youthful shape. The breasts become saggy when skin loses elasticity. Breast lift is good option for you if your breasts’ shape and contour have suffered because f below given factors.
- Significant weight loss or gain
Breast lift surgery can be performed separately or in combination with other procedures. It is combined with breast augmentation surgery if your breasts are too small and with breast reduction surgery if your breasts are overly large.
Who are the candidates of breast lift surgery?
You are a good candidate for surgery if you are non-smoker, are not suffering from any serious ailment and have good general health. Mastopexy is suitable for you if the appearance of your breasts has changed and you are experiencing following issues.
- Your breasts have become saggy and have lost firmness
- Your breasts have pendulous or elongated appearance
- Nipples of your breasts are pointing downwards or have fallen below breast crease
- The size of areolas have increased because of stretched skin
- Your breasts have lost symmetry
How breast lift surgery is performed?
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia on outpatient basis. There are various techniques for performing breast lift surgery that are based on the incision patterns and sites. The appropriate technique is determined on the basis of breast size and shape, position and size of areolas, the degree of sagginess and skin elasticity. The incision may be made around the areola, around the areola extending downwards to the breast crease or around the areola, extending downwards and around the crease. After making incisions, surgeon makes the following changes and they can be customized according to patient’s requirements.
- The underlying breast tissues are lifted and repositioned to make breasts firm
- The nipples and areolas repositioned to more youthful position
- If required, the size of areolas is reduced
- Excess skin is removed.
After making these changes, incisions are closed.
Recovery and side effects:
Breast lift surgery, when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, does not cause any severe complications but like any other surgical procedure, it causes some temporary side effects. These side effects include swelling, swelling, tenderness, numbness and pain. By following your surgeon’s prescriptions and instructions, you can make your recovery comfortable and easy. During recovery, you should avoid strenuous activities and exercise and follow your surgeon’s guidelines.
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