With age or weight loss, people notice that their breasts are not as perky as before. To regain a youthful appearance, a breast lift surgery or mastopexy can be considered.
Mastopexy aims at reshaping and raising the breasts higher on the chest thereby creating a youthful look. When breast lift is done along with breast augmentation surgery it results in enhanced bust size and better shape.
Mastopexy is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia.
It is imperative to follow all post operative care instructions given by your surgeon to reduce risk of complication and to ensure a good result.
Mastopexy procedure involves surgically lifting sagging breasts farther up on the chest. An incision in made on each breast and the skin around the nipple is removed and the nipple is relocated to a higher position. Then, the skin above the nipple is brought down and around the swell of the breast.
Patient may go home the same day of the surgery.
You can get back to work 7 – 10 days after your surgery.
You surgeon will need to evaluate the problem before suggesting the best procedure for your specific case.
Standard breast lifting procedure may leave a scar on the breast however doughnut breast lift procedure will have less scarring
As with any other surgical procedure, complications include bleeding, infection and swelling. There might be altered nipple and breast sensation and in rare cases there might be asymmetry of the breasts.
You surgeon will be able to give you an estimate after examining your general health, your specific requirement and also the desired result.
Patient should be above 18 years at least to undergo a mastopexy.
You can resume exercise 6 weeks after the surgery.