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Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

The Purpose:

To make the breast appear higher and to reposition the nipple. A Mastopexy, or breast lift, is a surgical procedure performed to reshape the breast and return it to a more youthful position.

Dropping of the breast may occur after pregnancy as well as with aging. It is quite common to perform breast implant surgery in conjunction with a breast lift, in order to achieve better results.

The Procedure:

Anesthetic: General

Duration of procedure: 2 hours

Hospital stay: 1 day and I night

There are several techniques that can be used, all of which involve the removal of excess skin and a reshaping of the breast using the remaining skin. Some techniques also involve moving the areola (the brownish area around the nipple) into a higher position.

You will be required to take approximately two weeks off work or from your normal routine to rest and should avoid lifting and physical exercise for about six weeks. It is important that the breasts are well supported by means of a firm dressing initially and then by a supportive bra. The sutures will be removed between seven and fourteen days and it is important to keep the incision sites out of the sun for one year.

Depending on the amount of breast lifting that needs to be accomplished, different techniques may be used that involve different incisions. Generally, the more lifting that is required, the larger the incision (therefore, the larger the scar would be).

The Results

Your breasts should appear higher, as will your nipples. Breast lifts are sometimes permanent, but the breasts may droop again as you get older or if you become pregnant or put on weight.

The Risks of Mastopexy (Breast Lift Surgery):

As with any surgery, there are risks to consider.  Mastopexy plastic surgery involves a very essential part of your body.  Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all  possible consequences of breast lift surgery.

Purpose: To make the breast appear higher and to reposition the nipple. A Mastopexy, or breast lift, is a surgical procedure performed to reshape the breast and return it to a more youthful position. Dropping of the breast may occur after pregnancy as well as with aging. It is quite common to perform breast implant surgery in conjunction with a breast lift, in order to achieve better results.

 

 

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Procedure:

Anesthetic: General

Duration of procedure: 2 hours

Hospital stay: 1 day and 1 night

  

There are several techniques that can be used, all of which involve the removal of excess skin and a reshaping of the breast using the remaining skin. Some techniques also involve moving the areola (the brownish area around the nipple) into a higher position. You will be required to take approximately two weeks off work or from your normal routine to rest and should avoid lifting and physical exercise for about six weeks. It is important that the breasts are well supported by means of a firm dressing initially and then by a supportive bra. The sutures will be removed between seven and fourteen days and it is important to keep the incision sites out of the sun for one year. Depending on the amount of breast lifting that needs to be accomplished, different techniques may be used that involve different incisions. Generally, the more lifting that is required, the larger the incision (therefore, the larger the scar would be).

  

Results: Your breasts should appear higher, as will your nipples. Breast lifts are sometimes permanent, but the breasts may droop again as you get older or if you become pregnant or put on weight. 
 

Risks of Mastopexy (Breast Lift Surgery): As with any surgery, there are risks to consider.  Mastopexy plastic surgery involves a very essential part of your body.  Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all possible consequences of breast lift surgery:


* The surgery leaves permanent scars which initially may be lumpy and red but which normally fade close to your natural skin colour over several months. These scars may be more noticeable, e.g. wider, if you smoke.

  
* The procedure may also leave you with breasts that are not the same size, asymmetrical nipples, or permanent nipple loss, or loss of feeling in your nipples or breasts.


You will be given specific instructions that may include: 
How to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

 

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 January 2010 )