BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY)
Common natural causes such weight loss, pregnancy, breast-feeding, and aging can manipulate and cause stress to the breasts over time. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, elevates and firms the breasts by removing sagging skin and reshaping the surrounding tissue to support a more preferred breast contour. Often times, the use of implants alone will not sufficiently lift the breasts, thus a breast lift is additionally recommended to improve position. Dr Samer Bassilios Habre, a breast surgery expert, offers several breast lift techniques to refresh and create firmer, shapelier breasts that can ultimately restore confidence and comfort to one’s body.
Good candidates for breast lifts are women who demonstrate:
Breasts that have lost volume and shape
Breasts that are flat or elongated
Breasts that have enlarged or stretched areolas
Breasts that have nipples that point downward and/or below the crease of your breasts
A breast lift requires incisions to shape and firm the breasts. The most common incision patterns used during a breast lift procedure are
Incision around the areola
Incisions around the areola and then vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast crease
Incisions around the areola and then vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast crease and finally extending horizontally in the breast crease
The size and shape of the breasts, size of the areolas, and extent of sagging are factors that will help our surgeon determine the best technique to use. Occasionally, it may be determined that a small breast implant may be necessary or desired to enhance the fullness of the upper portion of the breast. This can be done at the same time as the lift.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Most patients are nervous about scarring that may occur after a breast lift procedure. During surgery, we take excellent care during the incision process to minimize scars. However, this surgery can restore the look and feel of your breasts and create a gorgeous, youthful outcome.
After breast lift surgery, patients are placed in a surgical dressing that may include a support bra. Swelling is expected and patients should take it easy for a few days. The swelling will start to resolve within 1-2 weeks after surgery and most patients are able to resume modest activities within about 2-3 weeks. A breast lift typically takes about 6-8 weeks for a full recovery.
ACHIEVE THE LOOK YOU WANT!
If you are bothered by sagging, droopy breasts and are considering a breast lift, this surgery can restore the look and feel of your breasts and create a gorgeous, youthful outcome.