Breast aesthetic involves removing excess skin, tightening surrounding tissue. And then it contains possibly repositioning the nipple and areola to a higher, more youthful position. Breast lift surgery hasn’t directly change these size, but surgeon might be combined with augmentation or reduction. If both patient and doctor are have same thoughts about it.
The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions on the breasts, removes excess skin, lifts and reshapes its tissue, and repositions the nipple and areola. After this, the incisions are closed with sutures.
It’s important to note that a breast lift is a significant procedure with potential risks and side effects, including infection, changes in nipple sensation, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. Full recovery often takes several weeks, and patients are typically advised to limit physical activity during this time to facilitate healing.
Why Breast Lift Surgery Is Done?
Breast lift surgery can be done due to a variety of reasons such as aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, gravity, or hereditary factors, which may cause to lose their elasticity and firmness. Mastopexy is performed for a variety of reasons, mainly revolving around cosmetic and psychological factors, including:
Over time, factors like aging, gravity, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can cause breasts to sag and lose their firmness and elasticity. Aesthetic surgery can restore a more youthful shape and lift to the breasts. When the skin of the breast stretches and sags, the nipples and areolas (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipples) can point downward. It also can reposition the nipples and areolas to face forward.
The areolas can become enlarged over time, and their skin can become stretched. This can be corrected during this surgery. Some people may have one breast that is lower than the other. This asymmetry can be improved with the procedure.
For many women, the appearance of their breasts can greatly impact their self-image and confidence. By reshaping and lifting, this procedure can enhance an individual’s body image and self-esteem.
Finally after significant weight loss or post-pregnancy, breasts can lose volume and start to sag. A breast lift surgery can help restore to a more aesthetic and youthful position and shape.
During the Breast Lift Surgery
Surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia. While specific techniques can vary, the following steps generally occur during a breast lift surgery:
- Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort during the surgical procedure, medications, typically general anesthesia, are administered.
- Incisions: The incision pattern will depend on the amount of lift needed, size, and patient-surgeon preference.
- After the incision, the underlying breast tissue is reshaped and the areola are repositioned to a more youthful height. If surgeon thinks that enlarged areolas is necessary reduced by excising skin at the perimeter.
- Removing excess skin: After the breasts have been reshaped and the excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is tightened. In some cases, excess skin may need to be removed to compensate for a loss of elasticity.
- Closing the incisions: The incisions are then brought together to reshape the now uplifted breast. Sutures layered deep within the breast tissue help create and support the newly shaped breasts, and sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape close the skin. Over time the incision lines will fade and improve.
Patients should wear an elastic bandage in order to minimize support your breasts while healing after breast lift surgery. The surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to care for your breasts after surgery. Medications to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow up with the surgeon.
How Long Does Breast Lift Last?
The results of a breast lift are not permanently enduring as the breasts can still change due to aging and gravity, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. Therefore, patients may choose to have the procedure repeated in the future to maintain the lift.
As with any surgery, individuals considering a breast aesthetic should consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their specific needs, expectations, and to understand all the potential risks and benefits.
A breast lift surgery won’t significantly change the size of the breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller, you might need to consider breast augmentation or lift. If you want them to look smaller, you might need to consider reduction procedure. It’s always recommended to discuss with a qualified plastic surgeon to understand the best options based on your individual needs and expectations.