A woman breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of elasticity can result from:
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure used to lift and shape sagging breasts. It is commonly sought after by women unhappy with their breasts' drooping or downward position due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or genetics.
You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight.
You do not smoke.
You have realistic expectations.
You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts dag, have lost shape and volume.
Your breast have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous.
When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease.
Your nipples and areolas point downward.
You have stretched and enlarged areolas.
One breast is lower than the other Pregnancy.
Breast Lift Surgery also know as Breast Enhancement Surgery does not significantly change the size of your breast. If you want to look fuller or smaller, you might want to consider either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.
Intravenous sedation and general anesthesia is the choice for this procedure with an operating time of approximately two-three hours.
Your breast lift surgery can be achieved through a variety of incision patterns and techniques.
The appropriate techniques for you will be determined based on:
Breast size and shape.
The size and position of your areolas.
The degree of breast sagging.
Quality and elasticity.
These are the three common incision patterns:
Around the areola.
Around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease.
Around the areola, vertically down from the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease.
The underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve breast contour and firmness.
The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height.
If necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced to compensate for a loss of elasticity.
When your breasts are reshaped and excess is removed, the remaining is tightened as the incisions are closed. Some incision lines resulting from a breast lift are concealed in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface but in most of the cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
After the breast lift procedure, you will need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to reduce swelling and provide support during the healing process.
A small tube may be placed under the breast temporarily to drain any excess blood or fluid that may accumulate.
It is important to avoid upper body workouts for one month after the surgery.
The results of the breast lift surgery will be immediately noticeable.
Over the next few months, swelling will subside, and incision lines will fade.
As you recover, you will experience increased satisfaction with your new appearance and enjoy the uplifted position of your breasts.
The results of the surgery will be long-lasting.
However, with time, your breasts may still be affected by aging and gravity.
To maintain your new look for a longer period, it is recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage your weight.
The decision to have a breast lift surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable (for example bleeding, unfavorable scarring, change in sensation, infection..).
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.