What is Breast Lift?
A breast lift — also known as mastopexy — is a surgical procedure to change the shape of your breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to restore firmness and raise the breasts to a higher position.
You might choose to have a breast lift if your breasts sag or your nipples point downward. A breast lift might also boost your self-image and self-confidence.
A breast lift won't significantly change the size of your breasts. However, a breast lift can be done in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction.
Breast lift surgery is advance cosmetic surgery that can help achieve right firmness in breast that has lost its elasticity due to many reasons. By providing right volume to breast it can helps attain right shaped and size breast that can enhance body appearances.
Procedure of Breast Lift Treatment:
A breast lift procedure helps to produce an aesthetically more youthful breast by lifting and reshaping them. For those with minor sagginess, breast augmentation can be an ideal technique of correcting the problem as well as increasing its fullness.Whilst those with more severe droopiness who would like to have a fuller breast will need both a surgical lift and a breast implant to achieve the desirable effect.
Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in heavy breasts. The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts, who are generally satisfied with their breast size but unhappy with the lack of firmness, or the fact that the nipples point to the floor.
If you’re planning to have more children, it may be a good idea to postpone your breast lift. There are no special risks that affect future pregnancies, pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts again and offset the results of the procedure. Breast lift surgery will not interfere with the ability to breast-feed if the milk ducts are left intact.
In a breast reduction, we excise excess skin & breast tissue to mould the breast into a new shape. In a breast lift, we do not excise but reposition the native breast tissue to achieve better looking breasts. In some ladies, (requests, expectations & tissue requirements) an implant is placed concomitantly with the breast lift. This allows us to provide more volume & projection.
The choice of the appropriate technique varies according the type of breast and the desired shape. The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple. More incisions usually mean a better shape can be achieved and this should be discussed during the consultation.
The incisions for a breast lift vary; the “inverted T”,is one incision around the nipple, one in the fold below the breast and a third vertical incision joining them. The second is the “vertical” technique with two incisions, one around the nipple and a vertical one. The third is called “periareolar” and uses only an incision around the nipple.
If you’re having an implant inserted (breast augmentation) along with your breast lift, it will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue, or deeper, under the muscle of the chest wall.
The Surgery takes about 3-5 hours.
Benefits of Breast Lift
- Helps attain right volume of breast.
- Remove any sort of skin sagging at the breast areas.
- Tightens it to enhance symmetry and appearance of body.
- It can lift the breast to look fuller and natural.
- By providing right breast it can increase one’s appearances as well.