Breast Lift, Mastopexy
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Breast Lift Description & Benefits
Breast Lift surgery, otherwise known as a Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure whereby a cosmetic surgeon restructures breasts that have lost their original shape and appear to have an element of sagging or loss of volume to them. Generally loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of your breasts. There are several factors which contribute to wanting a breast lift such as breasts that lack substance or firmness, breasts that are pendulous but of satisfactory size, and nipples and areolas that point downward, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease.
Breast Lift Procedure Steps
The breast lift procedure usually takes between 1-3 hours. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, meaning that you will sleep through the surgery. It is possible that some patients undergo breast lift under local anesthesia, but only when there are a few small incisions to be made. A common method of the breast lift procedure 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.
Breast Lift Recovery
After the procedure, the surgical areas will be covered in dressing or bandages and an elastic bandage or support bra will be given to the patients to wear, the purpose of a support bra or bandage is to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal, you may have to wear a support bra for the first week or two. Initial recovery may include swelling and slight discomfort at the incision sites and in breast tissue overall. It is quite common to experience discomfort and this can be controlled with medication. Average healing time may take between 5 to 10 days at which time any sutures will be removed. You will be able to return to work and resume normal activity after this time. It is advisable not to engage in any vigorous exercise or activity within 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure.
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Breast Lift Side Effects & Risks
There are some possible risks of breast lift surgery which include bleeding, infection, reaction to anesthesia, unfavorable scarring, poor healing of incisions, changes in nipples or breast sensation and breast asymmetry.
Breast Lift Costs
The average cost of a procedure is anywhere from $4300-7400, depending on the physician and areas treated.
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