A breast lift also known as ‘mastopexy’ is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to change the shape of your breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts.
Why is done because as you get older your breast change losing elasticity and firmness. There are many causes like pregnancy ,weight fluctuations, gravity .The purpose of this is to take away the excess breast tissue and reshape the remained one. After reshaping the inner part of the breast the excess skin is eliminated for a better shape.
Usually planned by reverse T shape or the nipple extracted reshaped and fixed again. After operation the patients are not suffering of breast related pains anymore.
Breast Lift is done with half moon shape incision circular (circumareolar) and circular+vertical (circuvertical) , short and long T incision . During operation shaping with implant and with own tissue and fat injection is possible to obtain targeted shape.
A breast lift isn’t for everyone. If you’re considering pregnancy at any point in the future, you might delay getting a breast lift. During pregnancy your breasts could stretch and offset the results of the lift.Breast-feeding is a consideration as well.
After surgery ,in the first few days after a breast lift, take pain medication as recommended by your doctor. Avoid straining, bending and lifting. Sleep on your back or your side to keep pressure off your breasts. Continue to wear the surgical support bra round-the-clock for three or four days. Then you’ll wear a soft support bra for three or four weeks. Your doctor might suggest using silicone tape or gel on your incisions to promote healing.
While you’re healing, keep your breasts out of the sun. Afterward, protect your incisions during sun exposure.
You’ll notice an immediate change in the appearance of your breasts — although their shape will continue to change and settle over the next few months.Initially the scars will appear red and lumpy they will soften become thin and white within 2 years.