Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) There may be nonconformities between the breast tissue and the surrounding skin due to weight changes, breastfeeding, and the influence of gravity. The bonds keeping the breast tissue in its place may get loose in the course of time. The main problem may be the breast tissue, skin or both of these. […]
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
There may be nonconformities between the breast tissue and the surrounding skin due to weight changes, breastfeeding, and the influence of gravity. The bonds keeping the breast tissue in its place may get loose in the course of time. The main problem may be the breast tissue, skin or both of these.
In breast lift surgery, the sagged breast tissue is reshaped and the excess skin part is removed. The nipple is placed to where needs to be. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and hospital conditions in an operating room. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Scars that remain are in shapes varying depends on the degree of the sagging. No matter which method is applied, a scar formation around the nipple is inevitable. If a breast lift procedure is carried out by making an incision around the nipple, the scar around the nipple may become more noticeable. In other breast lift surgeries; there may be a scar of 4-5 cm that extends downward from the middle of the lower edge of the nipple, in addition to the scar around the nipple. Ineligible patients, the sagging can be eliminated by only placing a breast implant. In such a case, the surgical scar is concealed at the junction line of the brownish skin of the nipple and the white skin of the breast, and it becomes minimal. There is no breast lift surgery that does not leave a scar.
The postoperative period of breast lift surgery usually passes comfortably. The pain usually does not constitute a problem. If breast implants have been used during the surgery, limitation of arm movement may be experienced for a few days. The bra-like bandage is applied to the breasts. The sutures are absorbable and don’t need to remove after surgery. Athlete bra without the strap is worn for a period of 6 weeks, and also massage is recommended. Swelling, nipple numbness and purplish discolouration on the skin may occur in the early postoperative period. They spontaneously disappear after a short time.
The patient can return to work within 3 to 4 days after breast lift surgery. It is recommended not to do heavy sports for a period of 3 months. The breast lift is a surgical procedure that generally gives good and lasting results, recovers the mental health of the patient and her spouse, and mas them more devoted to life. New reshaped breasts maintain their form for a long time; however, weight changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and gravity may lead to new cases of sagging.