In medical terms, breast lift surgery is known as “Mastopexy.” It is a surgical procedure used by aesthetic specialists to alter the shape and level of sagging breasts for a variety of reasons. Excess tissue in the breast area is removed during the lift procedure, and the breast tissue is reshaped to lift the breasts.
Breast lift surgery has psychological benefits because it can solve a person’s self-confidence issues while also making a positive change in the patient’s physical appearance. A breast lift surgery does not significantly alter a woman’s breast size; rather, it corrects its shape and sagging condition. It is, however, a different procedure to achieve the desired image by performing breast augmentation or reduction surgeries.
What Is the Purpose of Breast Lift Surgery?
Many changes occur in various parts of our body as we grow and age. One of the affected areas is the breasts. Breast lift surgery is chosen for a variety of reasons, including:
- During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts may stretch as they become fuller and heavier. Your breasts usually sag after pregnancy as a result of this stretching and loosening of the nipples. Furthermore, breastfeeding the baby can exacerbate the sagging.
- Weight Gain and Loss in a Hurry: Rapid weight changes cause the breast skin to stretch and lose firmness.
- Gravity: Gravity causes sagging in the breasts over time. Breast lift surgery can improve sagging by elevating the area around the nipples (areola).
Not everyone is a good candidate for breast lift surgery. You should postpone this surgery if you are thinking about having a child at any point in your life. Previous breast lift surgery results may deteriorate in stretched breasts during pregnancy; breasts may droop again. Breastfeeding is also an important issue. Although breastfeeding is possible after breast lift surgery, some women who have excessive breast sagging may have difficulty producing enough milk after surgery. Although a breast lift is possible for all breast sizes, women with small breasts will see longer-lasting results. As the breasts grow in size, their weight increases, causing them to sag once more.
What Is the Purpose of Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift operations can be performed in a variety of ways. The method that is best for you will depend on the size of your breasts and the outcome you want to achieve. Scars on the breasts vary depending on the procedure. Scars should not be visible when wearing normal clothes, bras, and bikinis, whichever option you choose. Only vertical, vertical, short horizontal, and long inverted-T-shaped scars may remain depending on the size and degree of sagging of the breasts; each patient will have a round scar around the nipple.
If you have decided to have surgery, you should consult with a Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon. With detailed examinations and measurements, your doctor will explain the results of the surgery, potential problems, and how they will affect your daily life.
To Achieve the Best Results
To have the best chance of success with a breast lift surgery, you should be as healthy as possible. It is critical to maintain your weight during this process by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising on a regular basis. You can seek advice from your doctor on this matter.
If you have decided to have surgery and are a smoker, you must quit smoking at least 6 weeks before the procedure. This reduces the risk of complications and infections during and after surgery. Do not be concerned if there are hairs in the areas near where the incision will be made during the surgery; however, take care to shower 24 hours before the operation to ensure that the area is as clean as possible. Furthermore, women with diabetes may have issues with wound and scar healing. Diabetes must be under control in the patient. Breast Ultrasonography and/or Mammography should be performed prior to breast lift surgery, depending on the age of the patients, so that if there is a change in the operated breasts in the future, there is an opportunity to compare.
Are there any risks associated with breast lift surgery?
- This is a surgical procedure that is performed under general anaesthesia. As a result, just like any other surgical procedure, breast lift surgery has some risks. These are the risks of bleeding, infection, and anaesthesia complications.
- Other risks of breast lift surgery include surgery scars, bleeding (heavy bleeding is uncommon but possible), infection formation, swelling, bruising, and pain.
- Seroma (fluid accumulation in the breast), delayed wound healing, loss of feeling
- Breasts that are asymmetrical in size and shape,
- Deeper structural damage,
- The end result is unsatisfactory.
Allergic reactions are extremely rare.