Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola. If your breasts are small or have lost volume – breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size.
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A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the nipples.
The best candidates for breast lift surgery are:
- Women with drooping or sagging breasts common with aging or childbirth. The procedure yields best results for women with smaller breasts as larger breasts are heavier and the results are shorter lived.
- Women with large areolas
All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.
You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.
It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.
Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:
Thick, wide scars; skin loss; infection. Unevenly positioned nipples. Permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.
Time required: 1-3 hours
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general.
Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness
Breast Lift Recovery Time
Back to work: 1 week or more
Strenuous activity: 1 month
Fading of scars: several months to a year
Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.