Ideal Candidates !
– You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
– Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
– When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
– Your nipples and areolas point downward
– You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
– One breast is lower than the other
But above all, a mastopexy has to be something you want. It’s a very individual decision… never undergo a breast lift procedure to satisfy someone else’s desire.
Types of Breast Sag :
Plastic surgeons generally identify 3 different conditions that most people would label “sagging breasts.” The conditions are:
Ptosis Empty Sac Syndrome Pseudo ptosis
Usually Ptosis is the only condition that warrants a breast lift. In most cases of Empty Sac Syndrome and pseudo ptosis, simple insertion of breast implants will restore youthful fullness to your breasts
Individual factors and personal preferences will determine the specific technique selected to lift your breasts.
A common method of lifting the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision is horizontal beneath the breast and follows the natural curve of the breast crease.
After the plastic surgeon has removed excess breast skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which in a sagging breast may have been stretched, can be reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the areola is brought down and together beneath it to reshape the breast.
The nipples and areolas remain attached to underlying mounds of tissue, and this usually allows for the preservation of sensation and the ability to breast-feed.
A breast lift does not remove breast tissue (unless balancing of breast volumes is needed) but merely tightens the skin and lifts the glandular tissue. All approaches to mastopexy involve some degree of scarring on the breast. Most of our breast lift patients feel that the improved shape is a worthwhile trade-off for the resulting scars. These scars are within normal garment lines (i.e. they will not be visible in a bra or swimsuit) and become less visible with time.
At First Consultation !
During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast shape and size. Your plastic surgeon will discuss with you how your nipples and areolas will be repositioned. You should mention anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help your surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.
Some of the potential complications include bleeding, infection and reactions to anaesthesia.
Sometimes the breasts may not be perfectly symmetrical or the nipple height may vary slightly. Minor adjustments often can be made at a later time.
Permanent loss of sensation in the nipples or areas of breast skin may occur rarely. Revisionary surgery may sometimes be helpful in certain instances where incisions may have healed poorly.
INSTRUCTIONS-BEFORE SURGERY :
Medical evaluation including details of previous medicaltreatment, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, and details of current medications are noted.
Base line blood investigations will be done to ensure you are physically healthy enough for the procedure
Baseline mammogram is requiredbefore surgery to rule out underlying breast disease.
INSTRUCTIONS-AFTER SURGERY :
After surgery, pain is easily controlled by medication.
Mild discomfort is to be expected, but oral medication will help manage this.
You will experience some swelling and bruising for approximately 2 weeks.
The shower bath can be extended after removal of dressing.