All About Breast Lift Surgery
The effect of pregnancy and ageing is quite significant on the breasts. Women’s breasts change shape, and they lose firmness and elasticity. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and even something as simple as gravity can all cause these changes. The unsupported breasts settle into the stretched skin as the skin shrinks. Also, gaining and then losing weight can have the same effect. It is quite natural that some women dislike or are uncomfortable with their non-firm and saggy breasts.
Breast Lift surgery can be a great aid to these issues.
What is a Breast Lift surgery?
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes the breasts. If the breasts have sagged, the procedure removes the extra loose skin and will make them firmer and more shapely. Breast lifts have no effect on breast size.
How to know if breast lift is right for you?
This procedure may be beneficial if you want to combat breast sagging. Patients who have stretched skin and reduced breast volume due to aging typically benefit the most from mastopexy or breast lifts. Mastopexy should not be performed on women who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or may become pregnant. If you are aiming to lose a significant amount of weight after your surgery, your results will be less than ideal.
Any breast lift surgery candidate must be in good health, with no active diseases or any chronic pre-existing medical conditions.
How do you prepare for the surgery?
You’ll meet with our breast lift surgery expert to discuss why you want surgery and what you want. If you have any illness at present or had one in the past, it will be noted by the surgeon. He will also keep track of medications you are taking, including herbal remedies and non-prescription medications (if any). Your breasts will be examined, and photographs may be taken for your medical records.
He may want to know if you want someone to accompany you during the examination and will require you to sign a consent form for taking, storing, and using photographs. The surgeon will then measure your height and weight to ensure that the procedure is safe. If you are overweight or intend to become pregnant, your surgeon may advise you to postpone your surgery.
What is the procedure for breast lift treatment?
There are various types of breast lifts. The best variant for you is determined by your breast size and the outcome you desire. Different types of breast lift leave different scars. Whatever method you choose, the breast lift scars should remain hidden when you wear regular clothing, bras, and bikini tops. The most common type of lift is shown below, with a cut around your areola and vertically under your breast. An anchor shape is sometimes formed by cutting the crease under the breast. Extra skin from beneath the breast is removed, the breast is reshaped into a tighter cone, and the nipples are raised to a higher level. The areola’s size can also be reduced.
If your breasts are small and droopy, silicone implants can be used to enlarge them. The only way to significantly increase fullness above the nipples is to have breast implants, but their weight can cause the breast to droop again over time.
What happens after the surgery?
The breast lift procedure usually takes 90 minutes. Antibiotics may be prescribed to keep the wound clean. You may also have drainage tubes inserted in your breast to drain any fluid or blood. These tubes will be removed once the fluid or blood has stopped draining, which is usually before you leave. You could leave the hospital the same day or stay overnight. If you return home on the same day, a responsible adult should accompany you. Your chest will feel tight, as will your breasts and the ribs beneath your breasts.
How do breast lift scars look?
Scars from a breast lift are determined by the type of incision used by our surgeon.
Almost all mastopexy scars are concealed by the:
- Your areolas’ borders
- The crease in the breast
- Your breasts’ natural contours
However, you may notice scars on the surface of your breast. They are permanent, but they fade dramatically over time.
What to expect regarding breast lift surgery recovery?
For a few weeks after surgery, your breasts may be swollen and sore. Our doctor will prescribe pain relievers for you. You can also apply ice to your breasts to reduce swelling and pain.
For two to three weeks following your surgery, you will need to wear a surgical bra or a non-wire bra. You’ll also need to sleep on your back with pillows propped up to keep your chest raised.
After a few weeks, the soreness, bruising, and swelling should go away. It may take between 2 and 12 months for your breasts to reach their final shape.
Heavy lifting and fatiguing exercises should be avoided for two to four weeks following surgery. The scars, however, may take longer to fade away.
Do breast lift results last for a lifetime?
A breast list’s results should last for several years. However, your breasts will age naturally over time. Pregnancy and weight changes may have an impact on the outcome of mastopexy.
When can you resume work?
- Based on your surgery and recovery, our surgical team will provide you with personalized instructions. After about a week, many women return to desk work and gentle activities like walking.
- For up to six weeks, you may not be cleared for arduous activities such as lifting, exercising, or having sex.
- Around eight weeks after surgery, women can usually wear a regular bra.
Looking for well-guided and precise breast lift surgery in Dubai?
When it comes to breast lift surgery, Dr Demetrius Evriviades is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon in Dubai with more than 20 years of experience in providing outstanding care and results. He specializes in a wide range of plastic and cosmetic surgeries in Dubai, including Gynecomastia, facelift surgery, liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, blepharoplasty, and more. He takes the time to facilitate a thorough consultation with each patient to ensure that all of their queries are answered and that they feel comfortable about proceeding with the procedure. His goal is to help every patient achieve her desired results and go home satisfied and contented with the final outcome. With his expertise and commitment to excellence, you can trust Dr. Demetrius for your breast lift needs.
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