A breast lift (Mastopexy) is a surgical procedure in which the entire breast or the nipple/areola complex, or both, is raised to a higher, younger position on the breast. It is especially applied to patients who have sagging breasts after breastfeeding or weight loss.
What problems do saggy breasts cause?
Breast sagging can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and genetics. It is important to remember that breast sagging is a natural part of aging and can occur in varying degrees depending on the person.
Breast sagging can cause a number of physical and emotional problems, including:
Back, neck and shoulder pain
Shoulder grooves caused by bra straps
Difficulty finding clothes that fit properly
Difficulty with physical activities and exercise
Confident or embarrassed about the appearance of the breasts
Decreased confidence and self-esteem
Some women may prefer breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, to correct sagging breasts. This surgery aims to lift and reshape the breasts to improve their overall appearance and symmetry.
How do I know if I need a breast lift?
If you have saggy or saggy breasts due to pregnancy, whitening or the aging process, you may need a breast lift. Breasts with nipples pointing down are suitable for breast lift correction.
Do I need a breast lift?
If you are not satisfied with the saggy appearance of your breasts and have lost your self-confidence, a breast lift may be a good treatment option.
What are the most common reasons for having a breast lift?
Breast lift surgery can help women give their breasts a more youthful appearance that looks more vibrant and sits higher on the chest wall.
What is the difference between breast lift surgery and breast prostheses?
Breast augmentation with prosthesis involves placing silicone prostheses inside the breast to increase breast volume. Breast lift is designed to tighten and lift breast tissue for a more vibrant appearance without increasing breast volume.
How soon after pregnancy can I have a breast lift?
It is usually best to wait up to 6 months after breastfeeding. This gives your breasts enough time to complete post-pregnancy changes and allows your surgeon to more accurately determine what is needed to produce the best results. Remember that weight loss can affect the results of your surgery, so it's important to consider this when making your decision.
How long is the recovery period after breast lift surgery?
Depending on the amount of skin removed, most women can return to work 2 to 14 days after breast lift surgery. The wide range mostly depends on what kind of work the patient needs to be able to do. Heavy lifting or hard work requires 14 days. The sedentary work requires only 2-5 days, depending on the amount of skin removed and how uncomfortable the patient is with this degree of tightening.
Can breast lift and breast augmentation be performed in the same surgery?
Yes, combined augmentation with mastopexy is often performed.
Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts. The procedure will make the breasts firmer and shaped if sagging. Breast lift does not change breast size. Those who are also interested in volume or size changes in the breast should consider enlargement/reduction along with breast lift.