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Breast Lift

Over time, most women start to experience the effects of gravity on their breasts, especially after childbearing, breastfeeding, weight loss or rigorous physical activities such as jogging or other sports. A breast lift can help correct these problems by lifting and reshaping the breast.

A breast lift can raise and reshape the breasts by getting rid of loose skin and tightening the surrounding tissues. This will make the breast look perkier and more youthful.

What can breast implants do for your appearance?

Your breasts will become firmer and more uplifted. The position of the areolas and nipples is improved. Most women experience positive psychological effect, boosting their self-esteem and self-image.

What happens during breast implants surgery?

Breast lift surgery lasts approximately one to three hours. Before the breast lift surgery begins, you will be placed under a general anaesthesia to put you to sleep and numb any pain.

The most commonly employed technique in breast lift surgery begins with an incision placed down the front and along the bottom of the breast.

A circular cut is made around the areola (the dark area around the nipple) and continues straight downward to the crease underneath the breast.

Then a horizontal cut is made along the crease. The surgeon will move the nipple up to a more attractive position. The skin from the sides of the breast is pulled down to wrap around the nipple’s new placement, and the excess skin is removed. The plastic surgeon then sews up the incisions.

The type of incision used during breast lift surgery depends on how much lifting is needed. Incision may be confined to a small, circular incision around the areola when a slight lift is needed. On the other hand, an anchor shaped incision on the lower breast is administered to provide maximum lifting, or somewhere in between.

Who qualifies for breast implants surgery?

If you are looking to correct sagging, or misshaped breasts a mastopexy surgery can improve the look of your breasts. Some women, even those of relatively young age, experience a gradual drooping of their breasts - this condition is known as ptosis. During the initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your condition for possible correction.

Recovering from breast implants

Recovering from breast implants can take one to two weeks. You will be discharged and sent home with gauze and tape covering your breasts and a special surgery bra to wear during recovery. You should expect some swelling, bruising, discomfort and changes in nipple sensation during the recovery period of breast lift surgery.

The doctor will provide you with specific post-operative instructions that should be followed closely. She will also prescribe a medication for pain management.

Recovery and healing happen gradually. You can usually resume work and your normal activities a week or two after breast lift surgery. It is important to have at least one friend or family member to drive you back home after the procedure. Most breast lift surgery patients are able to begin walking around after one to two days of recovery. During the first three to four weeks of recovery period, you should refrain from lifting anything over your head.

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