Unfortunately, droopiness of the breast is a complaint many women have to deal this. For some, it is a problem they have always had to contend with, and others it is a legacy of pregnancy and motherhood. For most patients, age and time will stretch the supporting ligaments of the breast causing them to hang lower than in their youth
A breast lift, Mastopexy, is a procedure that aims to change the shape, contour, and size of the breasts and nipples - it is principally done to correct saggy boobs. This typically occurs due to age, weight loss, and most commonly pregnancy.
The breast lift is performed as a general anesthetic, but does not involve an overnight stay. There are several ways to perform a lift. The goal of the lift is to place the nipple in an aesthetically ideal position and remove the wrinkled and sagging skin. The scars can either be around the nipple, in the shape of a lollipop or an anchor pattern. The choice of the scar is based upon the amount of lift necessary and area of skin to be excised. Most patients desire to want the least amount of scarring, but often this is not possible due to the limitations this would place on the final result
Weight fluctuations cause the skin to stretch, and with changes analogous to pregnancy, it can often leave the breasts sagging. This category of patients is very well suited to boob lift.
Aging causes breast tissue to become thinner and lose its elasticity. It often leads to saggy boobs or skin being unable to support the breast as it once did and succumb to gravity.
Following the procedure, the patient will awaken with dressings on both breasts. The procedure is very superficial, so is not particularly painful. There may be some discomfort at the suture line, but this is easily controlled with pain killers
The patient will go home the same day with antibiotics and pain medication
The first post-operative check will be at 48 hours. The bra size will be measured and made available for collection the following day. The bra will have to be worn for 6 weeks
A further check will be made at 1, 2 and 4 weeks.
Patients are typically back to an office-based work environment within the first week
Exercise can resume at 6 weeks
Scar management will typically begin at 3 weeks
Scar therapy will commence at 4 weeks with silicone strips
The final result of the breasts will typically be seen at 6 months
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