Breast Lift

Pregnancy, nursing, gravity and time can all take their toll on your breasts. Other causes of breast sagging include considerable weight loss. The procedure to raise breasts is called a Breast Lift or mastopexy. During the procedure the plastic surgeon will reconstruct the shape of the breasts and will improve the size and location of the nipple/areola complex. Breast Lift may be combined with breast augmentation using a silicone implant.

The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts approximately 3 hours. It involves reshaping the gland and lifting the nipple/areola complex. The incisions are made around the areola and in most cases run vertically down to the inframammary crease.

Post surgery there may be pain, swelling and bruising. Breast swelling may persist up to a few weeks. Physical exertion should be avoided for 4 weeks following the surgery. Patients are instructed to wear a special bra for 2 months. After 3 weeks post surgery the scar should be massaged and special creams should be used.

The surgery is performed on patients who are in general good shape and have normal lab results.

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