Sagging breasts are every woman’s horror. Your twins can sag losing their youthful shape and firmness due to various reasons like aging (as you age your muscles weaken), sudden weight gain or loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Sagging breasts can affect your posture negatively and ruin your self-image. But the good news is that there are things like breast firming exercises, application of breast firming creams and breast firming lotion, breast firming massages, etc. for you so that you don’t have to say goodbye to your twins. One of the most effective ways of firming your sagging breast is breast mastopexy.
What is breast lift surgery?
A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure used for fixing your sagged breasts. The procedure is very simple and is done on an outpatient basis, meaning there’s no overnight stay. Breast mastopexy generally takes about three hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia.
This surgical procedure helps you rejuvenate the shape of your breasts by repositions the nipple higher on the chest wall. To be more precise, the procedure aims to raise your sagging breasts by removing the excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. A few women get breast implants simultaneously with a breast lift to enhance the shape and support the new breast contour.
In a few cases the enlarged areola results in the sagging, and a breast lift will reduce this as well.
Why opt for a breast lift?
As your age progresses your boobs start drooping. Age is not the only factor, but pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations also changes the shape of the breasts. With all these changes the breasts lose its youthful firmness and shape and result in sagging.
The sagging is caused when the stretched skin and the fibrous ligaments in the breasts fails to support the structure. Even if it is not possible to recreate these fibrous supports of the breasts, there is nothing to worry about since breast mastopexy can reshape them by removing the extra skin, reducing the size of the areola, remodeling the breast tissue and by moving the nipples up to the best position.
What can you expect before the breast mastopexy?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure done on an outpatient basis. It is performed under sedation and local anesthesia. Before the operation, your surgeon will brief you about the entire operation, the risks involved in it, and show you the options (photograph of different breast shape and sizes) that you want to go for. Once all this is settled, the date is fixed, and the surgery is performed.
On the date decided you’ll be brought to the operating theater where you’ll be given general anesthesia or sedation.
What can you expect during breast mastopexy?
During the procedure, the breast skin is removed, and the tissues are reshaped with specific techniques. In order to do so, the plastic surgeon makes an incision in a particular location. The doctor marks the site of the incision, few of the sites are:
- The area surrounding the nipples (areolae)
- The area extending downward from the areolae to where the breast creases
- The area extending horizontally from the areolae to where the breast creases
Once marking is done, deep stitches are placed in the marked areas to reshape the breast tissue or reduce the size of the areolae or to remove the excess breast skin and shift the nipples to a higher position. The incision is then closed with stitches, surgical tape or skin adhesives.
What to expect after the surgery?
Here are a few things to expect after a breast lift:
- Small tubes placed at the site of incision to remove any excess blood or fluid
- Breasts covered with gauze and a surgical support bra to provide proper support
- Swollen and bruised breasts for about two weeks
- Scars on the area where incisions were made
- Pain and soreness in and around the incision area
- Numbness in the nipples, areolae and breast skin
After the surgery, your doctor will recommend you to avoid any physical strains, bending and lifting to keep the pressure off your breasts.
Are there any complications associated with breast mastopexy?
Breast mastopexy is a very simple procedure; therefore, complications are infrequent and very less. Few of them are bleeding, infection, and scarring.
In order to avoid such complications your surgeon will give you a series of instructions to follow, like:
- Avoid smoking
- Sleep on your back rather than on your side
- Stop medications that can make bleeding more likely
- Take antibiotics to avoid any infection
- Avoid any physical stress
Is breast mastopexy a permanent solution?
Ageing, pregnancy, putting on or losing weight can change the shape of your breasts even after the breast mastopexy. Therefore, you may need further surgery or a “touch-up” to maintain the results of the breast uplift. But a full-length procedure is not usually required.
Before jumping into the conclusion, we suggest you to choose the right, qualified and experienced surgeon to discuss the details carefully. You can find one at Welona. Welona brings the fantasy of each individual remaining youthful, ravishing and ever blossoming into reality. Our aesthetically outlined clinic has an incredibly inviting vibe and is enhanced with the Latest Technology which is operated with a dedicated team of experts for delivering the best results.
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