Also known as boob lift or mastopexy surgery, it raises and make breast firm by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
“Breast lift surgery consists of removing excess skin around the areola and shifting the skin of the breast that tightens it.”
In an effort to reduce sagging and to achieve firmer and shapelier breasts, “mastopexy” breast lift surgery is frequently done in conjunction with breast augmentation and breast reduction
Reasons For Sagging Of The Breast
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
• Loss or weight gain
• Normal Aging
• Gravitational reasons
• Skin elasticity loss
If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and reduction surgery.
Good women candidates for breast lifts include who
• Do not smoke
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Have realistic expectations
• Good health
Breast lift Procedure
The breast lift surgery, regardless of the specific technique, consists of removing excess skin around the areola, and possibly from the lower section of the breast, and shifting the skin of the breast in a manner that tightens it. To achieve additional breast volume and projection, as well as to further smooth the skin, the insertion of a breast implant may be done Through this process, the placement of the nipple and areola is enhanced and elevated to a higher, more youthful looking, position.
The appropriate technique for you will be determined based on:
- Breast size and shape.
- The size and position of your aureola.
- The degree of breast sagging.
- Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin.
Step 1 – General Anesthesia
Step 2 – The Incision
There are 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.
Step 3 – Reshaping Your Breasts:Step 3 – Reshaping Your Breasts:
- 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 by excising skin at the perimeter.
- Excess breast skin is removed to compensate for a loss of elasticity.
Step 4 – Closing The Incisions
After your breasts are reshaped and excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is tightened as the incisions are closed.
Some incision lines resulting from breast lifts are concealed in the natural breast contours; Incision lines in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
Breast lift Results
The results of your breast lift surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.
Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for breasts which have been restored to a more youthful and uplifted position.
Depending on the type of breast lift technique used (i.e., “Concentric” versus “Anchor Shaped”) breast lift surgery usually requires anywhere from one to five hours to complete.
Breast lift Recovery
After your breast lift procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal.
Breast lift Side effects
The temporary side effects are bruising, swelling and discomfort which last for 1 week.
How Long The Results Will Last
The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few months as breast shape and position continue to settle. Incision lines are permanent, but will continue to fade over time.
Your mastopexy results will be long-lasting. Over time, your breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity. But, you’ll be able to retain your new look longer if you:
- Maintain your weight
- Keep a healthy lifestyle