|Other Surgical Procedures:|
|Breast Augmentation||Breast Reduction||Face Lift|
|Liposuction||Tummy Tuck||Eyelid Lift|
|Rhinoplasty||Chin Augmentation||Brow Lift|
Breast Lift Important
As women grow older, the effects of childbirth, breast feeding, gravity or time (age) become apparent in the form of sagging breasts. A Breast Lift (Mastoepxy) is a surgical procedure that can help restore the natural size, shape and location of a women's breasts.
This process of breast enhancement is quite simple and can reshape sagging breasts to give it a more youthful appearance (shape and position). A breast lift procedure often combines a breast lift with other procedures, such as a breast reduction or enlargement. The procedures may include:-
- - removal of excess skin
- - tightening of the skin around the breasts
- - Realigning the skin to elevate the position of the breasts and
- - Increasing the overall volume by the addition of implants.
A BAAPS surgeon.
You should discuss your requirements with a surgeon who is registered with the General Medical Council and is a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS) . This ensures that the surgeon is skilled and experienced and capable of guiding you through your surgery in an able and secure way.
You need to prepare for a breast lift surgery in the following ways:
- A full medical history and physical, including selective laboratory, tests and a mammogram.
- You should stop smoking, at least 8 weeks before your surgery date.
- Adjust your medication as advised by your surgeon.
- Make sure you have enough support at home to help you recover in the post-surgery period.
- Obtain information on the location of your surgery and the duration of your stay in the hospital.
- Find out exactly what you need to do on the day of the surgery.
- Determine exactly what you need to in the post operative and follow-up phases.
The procedure is a short one when compared to that of breast augmentation or breast reduction. The surgery takes place in sterile operating room and the patient is given general anesthesia. An anchor-shaped incision is made through a circular cut near the areola, and another straight incision which goes from the areola to the crease area.
This incision is used to get rid of excess skin and to reposition the areola higher up. After the completion of the procedure, the incision is sutured closed and the patient is made to wear a tight surgical bra or bandage to reduce the swelling in the follow up to the operation.
You will need to wear tight bandages or a surgical bra in the period following your surgery. Following this, for a significant length of time, you will have to wear a softer support bra.
Pain medication will be required in order to relieve the pain associated with the post-operative period. After a week (possibly two), the stitches will be removed. Allow several months for the healing process to complete.
- - Permanent scaring
- - Uneven breast alignment and symmetry.
- - Permanent loss of sensation around the nipples.
- - Inability to breast feed.