Breast lift is also known as mastopexy, surgery to lift the breast to restore youthful shape. The surgery consists of removing and tightening of the skin around the breast to reshape. This surgery works complimentary to Breast Augmentation (enlargement).
Preparing for breast lift surgery:
Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
Get a baseline mammogram before surgery and another one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
ABOUT BREAST LIFT
Average length of stay abroad: 1 week
Method used it can take between 1 and 3 hours to complete. Most people are able to return to work after a week, but you will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 2 weeks.
Take the next steps in your medical journey by inquiring with Healthticket below. Our Care Team will help you to find the right clinic, and get your free treatment plan and cost estimate.
Interested in Breast Lift abroad?
Pregnancy, weight fluctuation, aging and genetics all play a part in the shape of your breasts and if you are unhappy about the shape of yours then a breast lift may be the answer.
Your breasts lack firmness
Your breasts are different size
Your breasts are relatively small
You are not breast-feeding and you don’t intend to become pregnant again you may be a good candidate if you have realistic hopes and a positive attitude.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
Step 1 - Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure.
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
After your doctor makes the incisions:
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.
Many women desire the smallest scar possible. However, your plastic surgeon will recommend the incisions which best suit your anatomy.
Listen to your surgeon and do not diminish your result by demanding an incision that will not be appropriate for you.
Step 5 - See the results.
HOW IT IS PERFORMED?
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Post procedure care
You will be encouraged to move around and get out of bed the day after surgery as this will help promote healing. It will take several days before you can get around comfortably and you will be told to avoid bending, lifting and straining.
Most people are able to return to work after a week, depending on what your job is, but you will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 2 weeks.
You are likely to have some pain after the anesthetic has worn off, and you can expect to be bandaged and may have surgical drains.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER BREAST LIFT
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BREAST LIFT
Not recommended for
Smokers (Stop at least 6 weeks before surgery)
Restore youthful shape