Baja Plastic Surgery & MedSpa
What is breast lift surgery?
Breast lift, technically called mastopexy, is surgery that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
Enhancing your appearance with a breast lift
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.
Who is the best candidate?
You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
You do not smoke
You have realistic expectations
You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
Your nipples and areolas point downward
You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
One breast is lower than the other
Breast lift recovery
After your breast lift procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect after breast lift surgery.
Mastopexy usually is performed under general anesthesia. After surgery, pain that is controlled easily by medication will subside in a day or two. Within the first week, the dressing will be replaced by a soft bra, which will be advised to wear for several weeks.
Although you may be up and about in a day or two following surgery. To permit proper healing, you should avoid overhead lifting for three or four weeks.