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    Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

    What is breast lift surgery/ Mastopexy?

    The Breast lift surgery is to reshape and support the new breast contour by raising breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue and to rejuvenate your figure and give breast profile more youthful and uplifted. Sometimes enlarged areola can also be reduced additionally.

    What are the causes of breast sagging?

    The breasts change their shape and contour over time with loss of skin elasticity leading to loss of their youthful shape and firmness. These changes can result from:

    • Aging
    • Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
    • Weight fluctuations
    • Gravity
    • Heredity

    Who are the ideal Breast lift candidates?

    Patients with

    • breasts lost shape and volume with sagging breasts
    • Your nipples and areolas point downward or enlarged areolas
    • One breast is lower than the other or stretched skin
    • Physically healthy with stable weight

    What are the risks and complications of Breast lift surgery?

    • Bleeding /Infection
    • Poor wound healing/ fat necrosis
    • Nipple or breast sensation changes (temporary or permanent), Potential for partial or total loss of nipple and areola
    • Breast asymmetry/Possibility of revisional surgery
    • Anesthesia risks

    What is done in Breast lift surgery?

    • The breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve breast contour and firmness.
    • The nipple and areola are repositioned to a more youthful height to look natural.
    • To compensate for a loss of elasticity, excess breast skin is removed.
    • Enlarged areolas are also reduced by excising skin at the perimeter.

    Usually Mastopexy approach through either of three pattern commonly:

    • Around the areola
    • Around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
    • Around the areola, vertically down from the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease

    What is post operative protocol and how’s recovery?

    • Medications to reduce the chances of infection and to aid healing.
    • You need a support bra to support  breasts during healing and minimize swelling.

     When results are appreciated?

    The results of Breast lift are immediately visible but final results appear over the next few months time when post-surgical swelling resolves. Although surgical marks are permanent but will continue to fade over time. 

     How to maintain Mastopexy results?

     The breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity over the time so to keep Mastopexy results prolong, you have to maintain your weight and keep a healthy lifestyle.

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