A breast lift is a frequently requested procedure.
The breast lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Duration 2 and a half hours. The number and size of the incisions are determined by the degree of sagging. In the majority of cases, the technique known as vertical mammaplasty is used, in which two incisions are made – one around the areola and one vertical, going down from the underside of the areola to the breast crease. In rare cases, with a high degree of ptosis, a third horizontal incision is made right along the breast crease. An “anchor” incision is obtained, but since more scars remain, it is not among the preferred ones and is used only when necessary. During the operation, the nipple and the areola are lifted and moved to a predetermined location. If necessary, areolas are reduced. The breast tissues are restructured, and the new, firmer appearance of the breast is formed. Excess skin is removed. The incisions are sutured, and aspiration drains are placed.
The achieved result is long-lasting. Over the years, under the influence of gravity, the breast tissue relaxes but does not return to its pre-surgery position. The degree of future sagging depends on the individual characteristics of the body. Sometime after the operation, the breasts will be swollen. Patients must wear a special elastic bra around the clock for the first two months. Moderate post-operative pain is possible, which is quickly relieved by ordinary painkillers. Most patients can return to work after one week, but it takes 2-3 weeks for the discomfort and feeling of tightness in the breasts to disappear. Breastfeeding is possible after the operation.
Immediately after the intervention, heavy lifting and stretching should be avoided for about a month after the operation until the breast tissues have recovered. During the first months, the scars should not be exposed to the sun or solarium, so they do not become pigmented.