|Breast Mastopexy is the procedure for Breast Lifting/Tightening or Natural positioning, where nature lets down. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
DetailsIf your breasts are small size or when it sags after pregnancy or due to age, the breast implants are inserted in same sitting with mastopexy. The procedure can increase both the firmness and size of your breasts.
Best results are achieved in female with small, drooping & sagging breasts.
ProcedureRaise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning tissue and nipples.
Procedure involves an incision following the natural contour of the breast. The incision marks the area from which breast skin will be removed and create the new location for the nipple. With removal of the excess skin, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position, to reshape the breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.
LengthMastopexy usually takes 2 to 4 hours.
AnaesthesiaBreast lifts are usually performed under general anaesthesia, may use local anaesthesia, combined with a sedative
Day care/InpatientYour breast lift is usually performed on day care basis in the clinic; you can go home on the same day. It is sometimes performed on an inpatient basis.
Side-Effects / RisksA breast lift is not a simple operation, but it's normally safe. As with any surgery, there is always a possibility of complications or a reaction to the anaesthesia. Bleeding and infection following a breast lift are less common.
Mastopexy does leave noticeable initially, permanent scars, usually faded well with passing of time and become barely visible in number of patients although they'll be covered by your bra or bathing suit.
RecoveryAfter the surgery an elastic bandage or a surgical bra has to be worn by the patient. The treated area is covered by over gauze dressings for fast recovery. For 1 or 2 days, breasts may be bruised, swollen and uncomfortable, mild pain. Any discomfort can be relieved with prescribed medications.
After 7 to 10 days, stitches will be removed. After few days, the bandages or surgical bra will be removed and you will be able to wear a soft support bra.
Healing is a gradual process. Avoid lifting anything over your head for three to four weeks. If you have any unusual symptoms, don't hesitate to call Dr. Nagwani.
ResultsThe personal life improves and the patient develops confidence after the breast lift. The scars can usually be placed in such a way that you can wear even low-cut tops.
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. is breast feeding possible?
A. Yes, it can be done normally.
Q. Is it advisable to do breast lift, when my family is not completed, than what is ideal time?
A. It is advisable to postpone your breast lift till family is completed.
Q. What are main causes of breasts sagging?
A. Gravity, pregnancy, breast feeding and weight gain are the main causes.
Q. Does the result remain permanent?
A. A breast lift is not permanent. The effects of gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations/variation may affect this again.
Q. Will scars be noticeable after the surgery?
A. Mastopexy does leave noticeable scars initially. Scars usually fade away with time and become barely visible although they'll be covered by your bra or bathing suit.