Mastopexy-Breast Lift-Breast Uplift (with/without implants)
Breast can sag due to many factors. The collagen tissue that holds the breast tissue together is likely to lose firmness in the course of time. Change of weight, pregnancy, breast-feeding, gravity, aging, genetic factors , hormonal factors are all the factors that are responsible for the loss of breast firmness.
Loss of breast firmness can be recovered by breast uplift surgeries. It is also called “mastopexy”.
How is breast uplift surgery performed?
Breast uplift surgery does not change the volume of the breasts..
Most patients prefer silicone implant application in combination with the breast uplift surgery. In other words, they want breast uplift in addition to breast augmentation.
-If your breast is small and has slightly lost its firmness, and yet the skin quality is still good, then the breast augmentation is performed with silicone implant on the one hand and it is uplifted on the other hand.
-If the breast has mildly and severely lost its firmness, and breast tissue is insufficient and as if hallow (attributable to breast-feeding), in this case, it will be convenient to place a silicone implant to plump it up.
-If the breast has mildly and severely lost its firmness, and is sufficiently plump, the breast uplift is performed only.
During the breast uplift;
The areola and circumference is placed upwards as in the youth.
If areola has expanded, it is shrunk back to standards.
Slack skin is removed for firmer breasts.
There are 3 different methods to apply:
|1-Cut around the areola||2–A lollypop-like incision placed around the areola and inframammary line||3-Reverse T method|
Post-Operative Period of Breast-Uplift Surgery
You will need to stay in the hospital for 1 day after the surgery. You might have simple pains that could be controlled with pain-killers. Antibiotics recommended by the surgeon are important. You can stand up, walk and eat in 3 to 4 hours after the surgery.
You can go back to work in 4 to 5 days after the surgery.
A special bra will be preferred for a period of four weeks in order to prevent swelling and oedema during the preliminary recovery period.
Numbness and purple-like change of colour can ve observed on the areola during the early recovery period, however it is transient.
Stitches are removed in a week.
Breasts should be protected against the sun for 4-6 weeks. This is vital to ensure the surgery scar disappears faster.
You can go back to effort-taking sports that apply pressure on the pectoral muscles and the arms such as weight lifting, swimming and tennis as from 6 to 8 weeks.
The scars will disappear on a gradual basis as the months pass by. The scars will have faded away and become invisible in eight months to a year on average. All operations during the breast surgery are hidden into natural contours of the body. Scars that we think will be visible will fade away and be adapted to the skin tone. The scars are permanent, however they fade away in the course of time and become invisible.
The breast will take its final shape in 2 months on average.
Mastopexy results are lasting and long-termed. The results are only affected from the aging process and excessive change of weight. Consequently, it is important for your overall breast care that you continue to live healthily and protect your weight.
What are the risks of breast-uplift surgery?
Despite very rare, mastopexy has risks as in the case of all surgical operations. That is why, the patient should be made aware of them in advance. Minor bleeding, infection can be observed. To avoid these, you must take medication recommended by the surgeon after the operation.