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Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is also known as mastopexy. The breast lift is an operation that lifts the breast gland and reshape the breasts. It’s quite natural for the shape of breasts to change over time and become droopy mostly after pregnancy, breastfeeding, Weight fluctuations, Age etc. The surgery takes about three hours and is done under general anesthesia

Procedure

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  • The breast uplift operation takes nearly 2 to 3 hours, depending upon the type of procedure the patient is undergoing.
  • First the anesthesia is given to the patient, then the surgeon will make multiple cuts on the breasts depending on the type of procedure being used.
  • The surgeon will give new shape and size to the breasts and complete the operation.
  • Now the surgeon will close the cuts with stitches.
  • Then the surgeon will wrap it with dressing.

Types

The cosmetic surgeons depends different types of breast uplift depending upon the excess amount of skin to be removed. Below are the different types of breast uplift

  • Crescent Lift:

    Excess skin from the top of the nipple is removed to improve the nipple position. This technique is used for women who need a small amount of sagging correction.

  • Benelli Lift:

    It is also known as “Circumareolar Lift”. This type is generally suitable for those who are looking for a firm and proper shaping of breasts without adding additional volume. This uses the tissues which are already present to tighten and reshape the breasts.

  • Lollipop LIft:

    This type is commonly used in women. It gives the right amount of shaping and requires minimal incision lines. It is designed for women who need a minimum amount of correction. It involves an incision in a ring around the areola, as well as a straight incision running from the bottom of the areola to the middle of the breast crease.

  • Anchor Lift:

    This is most invasive breast lift procedure. This is same as lollipop procedure, but in this it also travels along the breast crease, forming an anchor shape. The cosmetic surgeon uses this technique if the patient is undergoing a breast reduction with a lift.

Right Candidate

Women choose breasts uplift to restore the youthful appearance which is lost due to pregnancy or breastfeeding etc. Breast lift surgery helps in lifting and reshaping saggy breasts. The best candidate for this surgery is listed below.

  • Physically healthy and maintain weight.
  • Do not smoke
  • Women who feels the breasts sag or the size and volume is improper
  • If the nipples and areolas point downward
  • One breast is lower than the other.

Risks

Women choose breasts uplift to restore the youthful appearance which is lost due to pregnancy or breastfeeding etc. Breast lift surgery helps in lifting and reshaping saggy breasts. The best candidate for this surgery is listed below.

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Possibility of revision surgery
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Unevenness in size and shape

Results

The results of breast uplift is long-lasting. It is best to have breast uplift once the patient is done with all the pregnancies as pregnancy will stretch out the results and will need another uplift. Also after the uplift, one needs to maintain the weight.

Preparations

  • The patient needs to stop smoking prior to the test as smoking increases the chances of chest infection and slows down the recovery.
  • The patient will have to lose excess weight.
  • The patient will require an overnight stay in hospital as general anesthesia needs to be given.
  • The patient will be asked to stop eating or drinking six hours prior to operation.

Aftercare and Recovery

The surgeon will ask to avoid many things post surgery. These can be any form of exercises, swimming, running etc. The patient may find pain for which oral medicine will be prescribed. The patient will have to take rest as advised by the doctor.

Choosing Doctor

  • The doctor should be expert in his field.
  • He should have completed his studies from a reputed college.
  • He should have complete knowledge and be aware about all the risk involved in the surgery
  • He should have completed at least six years of training.

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