The passage of time, motherhood or excessive weight loss are some of the factors that cause breasts to fall. A problem that can be addressed through cosmetic surgery. Although many people do not know it is possible to get breasts lifted without altering their size through a procedure that requires minimal excision in the skin, varying in size depending on how much breast is fallen.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OPERATION:
- Surgery lasts about 2 hours
- It is performed under general anesthesia
- Patient must stay in the hospital for a day
- After the procedure, small drains are made to get blood drawn for 2-4 days
- Therefore, patient stays in the country between 5 and 6 days in total
- For the postoperative period the use of a special bra will be required for 3 weeks
- Final results will get visible in 2 months
WHAT IS AN AESTHETIC BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
There are several reasons why breasts can become flaccid. Often, nodes that support the breast tissue tend to break off over time. Similarly, weight changes, especially when they are drastic and over short periods of time, affect the firmness of breasts.
As usual in breast surgeries, patient begins by explaining why she wants to have the operation and what she expects from surgery. It is during this first phase we need to inform the medical team if you have suffered from any disease related to breasts, if there are cases of cancer in your family, if you smoke, if you suffer from any addiction or any disease that should be known by the doctor before taking you the operating room. This is also the time to ask any questions you may have regarding surgery.
WHAT ABOUT THE OPERATION?
In a breast lift surgery or a breast reshaping surgery that present a fallen appearance, the skin’s excess is removed and the nipple is repositioned where it should be.
This surgery is usually carried out under general anesthesia and can last between an hour and a half and 2 hours.
Depending on how deep is the reconstruction required, the incision will be greater or lesser, leaving only a minimal scar around the nipple, but being more visible if it is a second intervention. In the case of brown-skinned patients, surgical scars are less visible than in white-skinned patients. It is important to note that breast lift surgery leaves no visible scars.
WHAT ABOUT THE POSTOPERATIVE?
Problems during postoperative period after a breast lift intervention are unsual. Patients who got an implant placed may notice some dificulties when moving their arms during a few days after the operation. A sensation that tends to die down soon enough. Bandages on the incisions are removed within 48 hours.
The bandage covering the chest is removed a week later; stitches are removed 7 or 10 days later. From that moment on, the patient will wear a sports bra for 6 weeks, during which time some swelling or bruising may appear on the nipples, but will die down really shortly.
WHEN CAN WE GET BACK TO NORMAL LIFE?
Patients going through a breast lift operation can get back to work in 3-4 days. However, they are advised to avoid any sport activity during the first 3 months after the intervention. Generally speaking, Breast lift surgery delivers results for life. Of course, radical weight changes, pregnancy, lactation and aging could bring breats down again.
BREAST LIFT WITH AN INCREASE
Fallen breasts as a result of excessive weight loss, childbirth or aging can also affect their stiffness. When this happens, lift is insufficient to get an aesthetically pleasing result. In these cases a silicone implant is used – in combination with a lift surgery – to get breasts shaped and firm again.