The best candidate for patients who would like to participated for Breast Lift Surgery should be healthy, emotionally and realistic about what the surgery can accomplish. Results are usually achieved in-patients with small sagging breasts. Breasting of any size can be lifted but heavy breasts may not last long.
If patient is planning to have more children, it may be a good idea to postpone your Breast Lift Surgery but there are no special risks that affect future pregnancies. For example, Breast Lift Surgeryy usually doesn't interfere with breast-feeding.
There are many type of Breast Lift Surgery techniques but the most common procedure involves with an anchor-shaped incision by following the natural contour of the breast.
The incision outlines the area from which breast skin is removed and defines the new location for nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding with areola is then brought down together to reshape the breast.
Stitches are usually located around the areola in a vertical
line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along lower
crease of the breast. Some patients, especially those, who have
small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified
procedures requiring less extensive incisions. For example,
one such procedure is the "doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy,"
in which circular incisions are made around the areola, and
a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed. If patients having
an implant inserted along with their breast lift, the surgeon
will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue,
or deeper, under the muscle of the chest wall.
Your cosmetic surgeon will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Still, it's important to remember that Breast Lift Surgery scars are extensive and permanent. They often remain lumpy and red for months, then gradually become less obvious, sometimes eventually fading to thin white lines. Fortunately, the scars can usually be placed so that you can wear even low-cut tops.
Duration of Breast Lift Operation:
One to three hours
Possible Risks and Complications
All operations have some risks. The possible risks in Breast Lift Surgery are divided into two groups. In the first group, the main risks are swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, a scar and numbness or change in sensation. The second group, which is unique to this operation, is damage to the blood supply of the nipple and a heavy scar. Breast-feeding may not be possible after surgery. Breast reduction does NOT increase the risk of breast cancer and indeed may slightly decrease the risk.
- Spotty areas of numbness are common and may last six weeks to six months.
- Avoid underwear bras until good feeling has returned.
- Feeling of sharpness, burning and other sensations are common during the healing process.
After Breast Lift Surgery, patient will be wrapped in elastic bandage or a gauze dressings or surgical bra. A small tube may be placed in each breast to drain blood and fluids for the first day or two. The extent of the post-operative swelling and bruising is depending on whether you tend to bruise or swell easily. The amount patient can expect vary for each individual but past surgeries or injuries should be a good indication. Applying cold compresses or ice packs will reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Many patients use a watertight plastic sandwich bag filled with frozen berries or peas. Regular icing is the key to relieving swelling.
The bandages will be removed a day or two after the Breast
Lift Surgery, though patient will continue wearing the
surgical bra around
for several weeks, until the swelling and bruising subsides.
In most cases, stitches will be removed in one to three weeks.
Sometimes the surgeon will use only dissolvable sutures. If
breast skin is very dry following surgery, moisturizer can
applied several times a day, but the suture area must be kept
dry at all times.
The recovery takes one to two weeks.
One night admission to hospital.
General anesthesia (you are asleep) or local with sedation (Neuroleptic anesthesia)
Post Operative Care
- Able to fly back home after seven days