Understanding Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift, medically known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at elevating the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This results in a reshaped and well-supported breast contour.
- It is typically performed in a clinical setting, without the need for hospital admission.
- General anesthesia or pre-procedure blood tests are not required.
- The procedure is relatively painless, with minimal bleeding.
- Breast lift is often recommended for women and unmarried individuals who experience issues such as small cup size, post-pregnancy changes, breastfeeding, or sagging due to weight fluctuations.
Common Reasons for a Breast Lift:
- Sagging breasts caused by pregnancy, significant weight loss, aging, or genetics.
The Procedure Involves:
- Elevating breast tissue to a higher position on the chest wall.
- Repositioning the nipple-areolar area.
- Tightening the skin.
- Removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue and muscles.
- Potential reduction in the size of enlarged areolas and the improvement of stretch marks on the breasts.
- Patients may typically resume work after approximately one week.
- To promote a swift recovery, it is advisable to limit strenuous activities for 2 to 3 weeks post-procedure.
Types of Breast Lifts:
- Scarless Lift: Corrects sagging and drooping breasts.
- Lollipop Lift: Restores a more youthful breast appearance.
- Crescent Lift: Suitable for breasts with minor sagging.
- Donut or Peri-Areolar Lift: Involves a circular incision around the areola, removing a small amount of skin to lift the breast.
Risks: A breast lift is generally considered a low-risk procedure.
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