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Breast Lift

An operation called a breast lift is carried out by a plastic surgeon to alter the shape of the breasts. A plastic surgeon raises the breasts by removing extra skin and reshaping the breast tissue during a breast lift. The term “mastopexy” also refers to a breast lift.

Why is it done?

Age causes breasts to alter. The hardness frequently erodes. Additionally, they lose some of their elastic properties, which prevents the skin from retracting after being stretched. These kinds of breast alterations have a variety of causes, including:

Pregnancy. Ligaments, the bands of tissue that hold the breasts in place, may extend during pregnancy. As the breasts gain weight and fullness, this occurs. After delivery, the straining could result in sagging breasts. Whether or not you breastfeed your kid, this could happen.

Weight fluctuates. Stretching of the breast skin can result from weight changes. Additionally, it may make breast skin less elastic.

Gravity. Gravity causes the ligaments in the breasts to sag and stretch over time.

What to anticipate?

An outpatient surgery clinic or a hospital can do a breast lift. Sometimes sedation and local anaesthetic are used during the treatment to numb only a portion of your body. General anaesthesia is advised in other circumstances. If you’re given general anaesthesia, you won’t be awake.

Throughout the process

There are various methods for removing breast skin and reshaping breast tissue. The placement of the cuts (incisions) and the ensuing scars will depend on the precise approach your cosmetic surgeon uses.

Your doctor might make cuts:

Around the darker region surrounding the nipples known as the areolae

down to the breast wrinkles from the areolae

along the direction of the breast wrinkles

To restructure the breast tissue, the surgeon may insert stitches deep within the breasts. The size of the areolae can be reduced with stitches as well. The extra breast skin is removed, and the nipples are raised. The breast skin is then joined by the surgeon. Stitches, surgical tape, or skin adhesives are used to close the incisions.

Normally, the procedure takes two to three hours. You have that day to return home.