You may decide you would like a breast lift because you have lost volume and tone in your breast having children. Another frequent reason for having this procedure is the loss of a significant amount of weight. Breast uplift can also be done in conjunction with the insertion of breast implants to correct both firmness and size of a woman's breast.
Length of Surgery:
2.5 - 3 hours
General anesthetic. Can be a day case or overnight, but the procedure is always performed in a hospital operating theatre.
What to expect immediately after the operation:
Pain and discomfort, supportive bra required, drains usually not stitched.
Risks / Complications:
Hematoma < 1%, bruising and swelling, altered sensation in nipples, wound breakdown at T-junction.
A breast uplift improvises the appearance of your breast in several ways: it elevates your breast tissue, removes excess skin from the lower portion of your breast and then reshapes your remaining breast skin. At the same time, it relocates your nipple and areola (the pigment skin surrounding tour nipple) to a higher position. If your areolas have stretched over time, they can de reduced in size. Women who have their breasts lifted often may decide to also have them enlarged. If this is the case, an implant is placed behind the breast tissue or chest muscle. Book your breast uplift consultation.
A commonly performed breast lift technique uses incisions that follow your breast's natural contour. The resulting scar, which is permanent but will fade to some extent overtime, encircles the areola and then extends vertically down the breast and horizontally along the crease underneath the breast. There are other breast lift techniques that may eliminate the horizontal incision, the vertical incision, or both. The use of any particular pattern of incisions depends on individual patient factors and your surgeon's recommendation.