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Breast Lift Surgery | Mastopexy

Breast Lift Surgery Overview

Breast Lift is also known as Mastopexy. The surgery raises the saggy, droopy boobs by removing the excess skin and tightening the tissue to provide a lifted contour to the boobs. It also reduces the areola size if it is enlarged.

Owing to age, pregnancy, and hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, a woman’s breast tends to change over time, losing the firmness and the lifted look. The breast lift surgery can bring back the lost ages and give a youthful appearance, providing a toned look for the body, boosting your self-esteem.

The surgery over the ages has provided immense confidence in the image of a woman. Many women from the showbiz background opt for the procedure to retain the youthfulness forever. No wonder breast lift/Mastopexy procedure is one of the most popular among women of all ages

Time Required1-2 Hours
AnesthesiaGeneral
Pain LevelMild to Moderate
Hospital Stay1 Days
Flyback3-4 Days
Success RateVery High

Breast lift surgery is a type of surgery, which is quite personal and should be done for your personal satisfaction rather than satisfying someone else’s desires.

You may be a candidate for the procedure if:

  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag or have lost shape and volume
  • Your breasts have overtime become flattered, has an elongated shape or are pendulous
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • The nipples and areolas pointing down
  • Your skin has stretched and you have enlarged areolas
  • Breast size is asymmetrical and one breast is more droopy than another
  • You physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.
  • You have a realistic expectation
  • You are a non-smoker

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The type of lift/mastopexy surgery depends on various factors. The surgeon will evaluate your body type, your age, the size and shape of the breast and the amount of excess and quality of skin to be removed.

The Crescent Breast Lift/Mastopexy

This technique is not much used. It is for patients who havea low degree of sag. The incision looks like a crescent place in the upper part of the areola.

Benelli Breast Lift/Mastopexy

In this breast lift/mastopexy procedure, the incision will be made around the areola. The circular incision is made around the areola and one asymmetric circular incision made outside, depending on the surrounding extra skin. This technique is for those candidates that require minimum correction.

Lollipop Breast Lift/Mastopexy

Here circular incisions are made around the areola to reduce the size, and a vertical incision is made from the areola to the breast crease, which resembles the shape of a lollipop. Breast tissue is mobilized and fixed at a higher level.

Wise Pattern Breast Lift/Mastopexy

The wise pattern lift is also termed as an Inverted-T, Inferior Pedicure, or Anchor Breast Lift. The technique is used when a large degree of correction is needed. The procedure uses the lollipop incision along with the horizontal incision in the breast crease.

Breast Lift/Mastopexy with Implant

Some women need an additional lift and increase in volume. After evaluating the degree of droop and shagginess, the placement of the implant is decided. For women who have a moderate to severe breast droop, the breast lift along with augmentation is needed to get upper pole fullness.

Breast Lift/Mastopexy Scars

While performing the breast lift surgery, the surgeon makes the best effort to conceal the scars. The scars fade away with time and are made in inconspicuous areas so that it is covered in the fords of the breast tissues. If scarring is a concern for you, there are various scar reduction procedures available.

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Step 1: Consultation

During your consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • About your goal after conducting the procedure
  • If you have any medical history, or is allergic to any medications, or were on drug overdose.
  • If you are taking any medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • If you have any family history of cancer or any genetic disorder that hinders the healing process.

Your plastic surgeon will also:

  • Assess your general health status
  • Consult about the intake of any medicine or medical history
  • Get a baseline mammogram before and after the procedure to help determine any changes in the breast tissue.
  • Click photographs
  • Discuss the type of procedure you want to opt depending on the body type
  • Discuss the final outcome of the lift procedure and any risks or potential complications

The consultation is an opportunity to know about the personalized plan and outcome of the procedure. It’s important to understand all aspects of your breast lift procedure. You might get a little anxious about the surgery. Whether you are excited about your anticipated new look or have a bit of preoperative stress, do not shy away about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

Next: Preparation

How should I prepare for Mastopexy surgery?

You may be asked to:

  • Get tested done to evaluate if you have any medical condition
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Get a baseline mammogram before the procedure and another one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

The procedure may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical center, outpatient or ambulatory surgical facility or a hospital. You are required to be accompanied by someone to the hospital at least for the first night following the procedure.

Next: Procedure Steps

What are the steps of the procedure?

A variety of incision patterns are practiced in the procedure. The type of breast lift procedure to opt for depends on these factors:

The appropriate technique for you will be determined based on:

  • Size and shape of the breast
  • The size and position of your areolas
  • The amount of sag on your breast
  • Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision

There are three common incision patterns:

  • Periareolar mastopexy, incision Around the areola,
  • The incision can be made around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, vertical lift or vertical mammoplasty
  • The third method is the incision made around the areola, vertically down from the crease and horizontally along the breast crease.

Step 3 – Reshaping your breasts

After making the incisions:

  • The underlying breast tissue is lifted and it is restructured to provide firmness and contour of the breast.
  • The nipple and areola are relocated to a natural, more youthful height.
  • If necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced by excising skin at the perimeter.
  • Excess boob’s skin is removed to provide elasticity to the skin.

Step 4 – Closing the incisions

After removing the extra skin and providing shape to the boobs, the extra skin is excised and the incision is closed. The incision marks are made in such a way that it is concealed in the natural breast contours. The incision marks will significantly improve in a few months.

Many women want the smallest of the scar. In such cases, it is better to listen to the surgeon. Depending on your skin and body type, the type of incision will be decided. Sutures are layered deep within the tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts. Sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape may be used to close the skin.

Step 5 – See the results

The results of your lift procedure are immediately visible. However, there might be swelling and bruising which will subside in a few months’ time.

After the procedure, dressing and bandages will be applied in the incision area. You will be provided with an elastic bandage and support bra to minimize any discomfort. The support bra will help in healing any swelling and bruises.

Immediately after the procedure, you will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. You may be permitted to go home when you are stable for discharge, typically after an hour or so.

Antibiotics, Pain medications, and ointments will be provided to prevent infection and heal the scars. You will be advised to apply ointment on the scar and maintain hygiene around the area. You will be advised to wear the support garment (a bra or elastic band, called a bandeau) around the clock. This will help in faster healing.

Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. You should be careful that the incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. You will be asked to visit the surgeon again for your follow-ups. Some Instructions vary, so it’s important to follow all your plastic surgeon’s directions carefully. You will be asked to visit the surgeon again for your follow-ups: –

The results after the breast lift surgery are immediately visible. With time, the swelling and the incision marks will fade away. You will be able to see the final result within few months as the shape and position of the boobs is settled. The result of breast lift surgery is long term.

It is important to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle for a long-lasting effect. With time your boobs might continue to change due to aging, hormonal changes, and weight fluctuations. It is better to opt for lift surgery after your family is complete. Pregnancy and lactation might alter the result.

The decision to have plastic surgery is a personal one. You will have to accept both the success and the risk involved with the surgery equally. The benefits are many and you will be happy with the results of the surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any breast lift risks and potential complications.

The risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding or hematoma formation
  • Infection
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
  • Breast contour and shape irregularities
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Potential partial or total loss of nipple and areola
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Possibility of revision surgery

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you have a personal discussion with the surgeon regarding the surgery.

Some women may want to consider the placement of a boob implant along with the lift surgery. An implant can provide improved upper breast fullness or cleavage. Implants can be placed at the same time or as a second procedure, depending on the experience of the surgeon.

At Allure Medspa, the safety and comfort of our clients are our topmost priority. Here, we use advanced technology that will provide the safest, long term aesthetic results.

During the consultation, our goal is to educate and help you to make informed decisions. Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Milan Doshi will first discuss your goal for the lift surgery, asses your body type, type of your breast, skin quality and breast tissue measurement and characteristics. He will make a tailor-made breast lift surgery plan for each individual. The assessment of general fitness is done. Expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Milan Doshi uses various techniques to give the unmatched result, along with faster and smoother recovery. His own Vardan hospital is an accredited and ISO-certified surgical hospital where advanced technology, advance sterilization, and anesthesia technology makes the surgery safe one. The staff at Allure Medspa take all precautions to make your journey of fine to fabulous a pleasant experience. One can feel a home away from home.

A surgeon’s fee for lift surgery will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the type accreditation of surgical facilities and location.

Breast lift costs may include the following:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

While choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for a breast lift, remember that the surgeon’s experience along with your comfort level with him or her are just as important as the final cost of lift surgery. Your comfort is equally important to get the best outcome from the surgery. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to get the best of recovery from the procedure.

  • If you are unhappy with your saggy and droopy boobs, the breast lift is the procedure to opt for
  • The boobs volume and the contours are improved with the lift surgery
  • Improves balance of boobs and provide lifted look
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem after undertaking the procedure.

The lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your boobs or round out the upper part of your boobs. If you want your boobs to look fuller, consider lift and augmentation surgery. If you want smaller boobs, consider combining lift and boobs reduction surgery.

Can a breast lift be done without breast implants?
Yes, it can be done without the implants. If you are happy with the size of the boobs and have enough tissue, the breast lift solely can give you a fuller and lifted look.

Is breast lift surgery long-lasting?
Yes, it is a long-lasting surgery. However, you will have to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight to get the best results. Pregnancy and lactation alter the shape.

Can weight loss affect the outcome of the breast lift surgery?
Gaining too much weight or losing too much of it will have an effect on the size of the boobs. Therefore, it is imperative to avoid weight fluctuations to maintain the surgery result.

Will a breast lift surgery make the cup size smaller?
No. The surgery will reshape the tissue to provide a more flattering shape. If someone wants to reduce the size, some tissue can be removed in combination with this procedure, then it is called boobs reduction surgery.

Is non-surgical breast lift procedures effective?
To be honest, the non-surgical methods are not at all effective. There are various ointments and creams that the advertisements promote, however, surgery is the only effective way to provide a lifted look.

Can a breast lift surgery be done before pregnancy?
It is better to opt for the surgery after you complete your family. The weight gains or loss in the course of the pregnancy can affect the result of the lift procedure.

Will a breast lift give a fuller look to the breast?
By lifting and placing the natural tissue higher on the chest wall, a lift will confine and keep your boobs tissue in place and give a fuller look. If you want to increase the volume of the breast, you can opt for boobimplants.

Can breast lift surgery be combined with other surgeries?
Yes, the surgery can be combined with other surgeries such as boobs augmentation, boob reduction, or a full Mommy Makeover. Almost any other surgical procedure can be done at the same time as a booblift. It is better to consult with your surgeon regarding the surgery, you can opt for.

Can breast augmentation be done after a breast lift?
Yes, you can opt for boobs augmentation after the lift surgery. However, it is suggested to do both the surgeries together if you are sure to undergo augmentation too. This will reduce the risk and cost of the surgery as well.

Can the breast lift surgery, also remove stretch marks?
The skin is removed in the lift surgery. In most cases, the stretch marks that appear near the areola or on the lower part of the breast are generally removed. However, if stretch marks are visible in areas where the removal of skin is not possible, then they will not be removed. If you are concerned about stretch marks, you can opt for laser stretch mark removal.

How long does one need to wait after giving birth to have breast lift surgery?
It is advisable to wait for at least three months after the delivery or stopping breastfeeding to opt for the surgery. The body requires 3 months to get back to shape.

Will breast feeding be hampered if one undergoes breast lift?
With proper selection of boobs lifts surgery and shape based on individual anatomy and surgical technique, breastfeeding is not a problem. It is better to have a discussion with your surgeons regarding the options available so that the lift procedure does not damage the milk ducts.