Breast lift surgery is an operation where the surgeon repositions your nipple higher on your chest wall. They also remove any excess skin and tighten the surrounding tissue.
If you're considering a surgical breast lift, one way to see if it might help you is to put a pencil under your breast and see if it stays there. If it does, a breast lift could be an option for you.
You may choose to have this procedure if you are bothered by the appearance or feel of breasts that are droopy, flat, or have an areola that’s gotten larger. These effects can happen because of:
Women usually get this procedure on an outpatient basis, meaning there's no overnight stay. It takes about 3 hours and is usually done under general anesthesia.
Some women also get breast implants at the same time as their breast lifts.
The surgeon will describe the options and explain the procedure in detail.
If you’ve become increasingly unhappy about the sagging of your breasts, you may wonder what breast Lift surgery can do. Don’t be surprised if the surgeon suggests combining breast augmentation or breast reduction with your lift; adjunct procedures may be necessary to achieve your goals.
The surgeon will consider your health and describe your options. The surgeon will also explain the procedure in detail and go over the risks and what the recovery will be like. Complications after breast lifts are relatively rare. The main three are bleeding, infection, and scarring. The surgeon will give you instructions for preparing that will help lower your risk of complications.
Those instructions will include such things as not smoking, making sure you are off medications that may make bleeding more likely, and taking antibiotics if necessary.
You should also start planning for the recovery period. For instance, you will have to avoid heavy lifting for at least 4 to 6 weeks after your breast lift. If you have young children, you may need to line up help.
The surgeon will mark the proper position where your nipple will go. After that, you'll be brought to the operating room where you'll get general anesthesia or sedation.
The surgeon will remove extra skin and lift your breast tissue up into the proper location. If you're getting implants, the surgeon will insert them and then close and bandage your breasts.
The surgeon will remove the bandages during your follow-up visit on the first or second day after your breast lift. The doctor will also check the nipple's color and blood supply. After the operation, expect to be uncomfortable for a few days. Your doctor will usually recommend that you wear a bra or have a special dressing in place to provide the support you will need during your recovery. For the first week, you may need pain medication. If you've gotten breast implants, be careful to avoid any impact on your chest, which could make the implant rupture. In 2 to 3 weeks, your surgeon will remove all your stitches. The size and shape of the breast will continue to improve as time passes.
During your recovery, it is very important to limit your activity as directed by your surgeon and to report any side effects or problems you're having right away. Any surgery has risks, including infection. With breast reduction surgery, permanent loss of sensation in the nipples or breast skin is very rare.
The results are permanent unless there is excess weight loss and/or pregnancy. If your weight loss continues and you have a pregnancy plan, you should discuss it with your doctor. Breast scans can be performed regularly after surgery. Breast cancer does not increase the risk. There are high satisfaction rates. It increases self-confidence and initiative in social environments.
Patient should wear special corset and bra, also she must be careful with the operated site for approximately 20 days.