What is Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that elevates the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening the tissues that surround them to enhance their shape and contour
Why consider a Breast Lift?
- Sagging breast shape as a result of pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuation, or genetics
- Breasts that lack firmness
- Drooped (downward pointing) nipple position and lax surrounding skin
- Breasts that are asymmetrical
- Most women will have completed childbearing and breast feeding prior to undergoing this surgery as pregnancy frequently stretches out the tissues.
What are the benefits?
- Improved breast shape, symmetry, and projection
- Recreates a more youthful appearing breast and lifts drooping nipples
- Improved appearance in and out of clothes
After the Surgery
A breast lift is performed under a general anesthetic and will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Most patients are able to return home two hours following the surgery.
Patients may experience some pain along the breasts and chest wall that usually settles within a few days. After the first week, Paracetamol is usually sufficient for any discomfort and most patients are able to resume regular activities after 2 weeks.
Following the surgery, you will have some mild bruising and swelling of the breasts. Most bruising will resolve in two weeks but swelling can persist for several months.
When performing your breast lift, your surgeon will make every effort to make incisions in easily concealed locations, but scarring is an unavoidable byproduct of any surgery. Breast lift scars do fade over time, but in some cases, will never completely disappear, and may be permanently visible. If scarring is a concern for you, we’ll be happy to discuss scar reduction methods with you.
During the first 2 weeks after the surgery, you should avoid any strenuous activities. A supportive bra should also be worn during this time. For the first 6 weeks, sleeping on the stomach or sides should also be avoided.