Over time, the effects of gravity and the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity begin to have an effect on the appearance of a woman’s breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing, will often cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness, and cause them to sag. A breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is performed to return the youthful shape and to lift breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or simply the effects of gravity. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
Who is a good candidate for breast lift surgery/mastopexy?
- Women who have completed their family planning
- In good general health
What does the breast lift/mastopexy procedure involve?
- The procedure is done under general anesthesia.
- The traditional technique for this procedure entails an incision that encircles the areola, continues vertically down the breast.
- The breast tissue is then manipulated and sutured into place to lift the breast. Any extra skin is removed
- The resultant breast shape and lines of closure will be aesthetically pleasing, and the breast shape conical and rounded, not boxy or square.
- If women desire augmentation of the breasts, then an implant can also be inserted in the same procedure
What is the recovery like after a breast lift surgery?
- The patient is kept over night.
- After the breast reduction procedure, patients will likely experience soreness, swelling and bruising for several days.
- Bandages will be removed after two days and replaced with a surgical bra.
- Physical activity should be limited for one to two weeks, while exercise and other strenuous activity should be avoided for at least four weeks.
- Patients will return to the office to have stitches removed after approximately two to three weeks, at which point most will be able to return to work and other regular activities.
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