There are many women who wish that their breasts were firmer, higher or even a different shape altogether. For all these women, the solution is quite simple. A breast lift. A breast lift surgery can significantly alter the appearance of your breasts to be more firm and help them hold a good shape.
A breast lift surgery or mastopexy in medical terms, can really change the way your breasts look. The nipples are repositioned, the breasts are raised and even the size of areolas can be altered. More volume can also be added during the breast lift procedure by adding breast implants.
What is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy?
Mastopexy, also referred to as breast lift operation is the procedure in which surgical augmentation takes place over or under the breast walls. Removing excess skin helps with loosening skin tissue from and giving a more youthful breast contour. It is possible for people looking for areola surgery to have it performed on a droopy breast to get a smaller areola. The trip usually lasts three hours under general anesthesia. Various people even have breast implants during breast lifts. The plastic surgeon will advise you on the possibilities that you can choose from.
Why is it done?
A breast lift can reduce sagging and raise the position of the nipples and the darker area surrounding the nipples (areolae). The size of the areolae can also be reduced during the procedure to keep them in proportion. Some women with breast lifts may not produce milk. A heavier breast gives you fewer chances of tumbling. When you are pregnant the breasts may grow longer or reduce results from lifting. Breastfeeding should also be considered as nipples remain independent of breast tissue. When planning to be pregnant again it’s possible you might delay getting some lifts or taking one.
Types of Breast Lifts
Cosmetic surgical procedures include various incision methods which may be suitable for any breast lift procedures such as the removal of excess follicles and breast tissue and the specific technique employed. Plastic surgeons usually advise on the types of breast lift to achieve maximum results with minimal visible scarring.
- The lollipop lift
- The anchor lift
- The donut lift
- The crescent lift
What Happens During a Mastopexy Procedure?
You can get your breast lifting done in hospital rooms or outpatient surgical rooms. During your surgery, you will be met by a hospital anesthesiologist. Then you will be taken to the clinic for anaesthesia and treatment with general anesthetic medications. The doctor removes some skin and moves the breast tissue to a suitable spot. If an implant is required it needs to be taken in and wrapped into a breast to prevent it coming back. The procedure itself is not that dangerous but one can never be too careful.
How Do You Prepare Yourself?
Upon visiting your plastic surgeon you might consider reviewing your medical history. Tell your doctor if you’ve received breast treatment for any reason. They might require an update on a mammography or breast biopsy. Ask about any of your medicines that were used recently or surgeries. Take note of your breasts to improve their appearance and position them properly before lifting them. In some cases, doctors will take a snapshot of the breasts with them on file to prove what it has been in its original state.
Life After Breast Lift Surgery
In women undergoing breast surgery, there are many recurrent symptoms. Your own doctor can also give you the necessary injections with the permission of your cosmetic doctor to ease your symptoms. You must also limit any physical activity that could prevent thigh and hip injuries during breast lifting. It’s likely most underwire bra wearers will be wearing these bare for eight weeks. Your surgeon is capable of advising you how well the recovery time before surgery may be possible.
What to Expect During Mastopexy Recovery?
In the period of healing, it can feel very painful. For some days the painkiller is prescribed during this time period. After two to three days, your cosmetic surgeon is going to pull all those stitches apart. It is expected that women’s breast size will increase with time as age progresses. A few little variations can be noticed regarding symmetry between one breast and another. Eventually, slight alterations may need fixing. For breast surgical operations a permanent lack of feel and movement has never occurred with any complications.
Combining a Breast Lift with Augmentation
Some times when the desired effects are not achieved, breast augmentation is used as well. This is quite a common occurrence and many women prefer that they have more volume then before. A breast lift when paired up with breast augmentation can be the perfect combination of cosmetic surgery.. With a better shape, breast size and volume is also improved. This makes it a very popular combination in the world of plastic surgery.
Dr. Jim Brantner M.D. has helped many women in Johnson City to get the firm and full breasts that they desire. Being a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brantner knows how to take good care of his patients and give them the results that they want.