Breast Uplift

Breast uplifting or in other words mastopexy is the operation where the additional, flap tissue is removed in order to lift the breasts. In some extreme cases, silicone implants may be used to further add volume. Flap tissue usually forms due to pregnancies, genetics, old age and constant weight loss or gain are merely some examples as to why this happens. If the breast tissue is too much, mastopexy may not be performed.

The Process Of The Procedure

As it is common with surgeries, the patient receiving mastopexy is taken under general anaesthesia. Surgical incisions are then performed and the surgery begins. These cuts are opened beneath the breast, around the nipple in a circle shape and around the nipple in an anchor shape. Through these cuts, the fat tissues inside the breasts are pushed upwards and placed in the most fitting way to the body. The nipples are placed within the right ratio of the breasts and upwards. The incisions are closed and the operation ends.

Post-op Breast Lifting And Healing

The technique used during the surgery has an impact on the healing process. Commonly, it takes patients two to four days to return to their normal lives. Breast uplifting operations take one to three hours depending on the technique used. Some pain is to be expected but painkillers can be used. Oedema on the breasts is normal. This will cause your breasts to look larger than they are but there is nothing to be alarmed about as this is part of the process. The breasts take their normal form within the next forty-five days.

Scarring After Mastopexy And Pregnancy

Aftermastopexy procedures, there is a little scarring which again depends on the technique used. Certain situations such as smoking or diabetes may increase scarring. However, the scars usually get better within three months and the colour of the skin begins to go back to normal. Breasts may yield to gravity again as you grow older but they never return to their old state after the uplifting.

It is advised to patients that they wait at least a year after mastopexy. Breasts get larger during pregnancy and therefore, getting the surgery a year prior to the pregnancy is ideal. This way, breastfeeding is also easier. Your surgeon will take a look at your breasts about six months after the breastfeeding period is finished to see if any additional uplifting operations are required.

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