Why Have A Breast Lift?
Age, weight change and gravity can exert a toll on your breasts. Many women find that their breasts sit lower on their chests than they used to, and you may be uncomfortable with how your breasts look when you are not wearing a bra.
Breast lift surgery corrects sagging and gives breasts an overall more attractive and youthful appearance. This procedure can be combined with breast implants to add volume and rejuvenate your bust line and confidence.
It is important to remember that this surgery comes with trade offs - depending on the degree of sagging, the lift may not be worthwhile given the potential scarring.
Breast lifts are one of the most technically demanding cosmetic surgery procedures. It is especially crucial to work with a surgeon who has the expertise and credibility to effectively perform this operation.
If the breasts are small and sagging is minimal, then the problem can be solved by inserting an implant to produce elevation and enlargement.
If the breasts are adequate in size but the drooping is severe, then breasts elevation is required. In this procedure, excess skin is removed and the nipple is re-sited at a better position in the new, younger profile breasts
Where the breasts are small but the droop is excessive, a correction of the breast droop is necessary and, at the same time, a breast augmentation is carried out, with the introduction of an implant.
The exact type of surgery that you will require will be determined by a consultation with the cosmetic surgeon.
Preparation & Recovery
Each patient will be given specific and tailored instructions regarding preparation for surgery.
Those who smoke run a greater risk of chest infection and the healing wounds in smokers may be slower. For patients who smoke it is advisable to cut down for a week before surgery and to stop smoking completely for three days immediately before the operation. Assumption of Aspirin or blood thinning medication should be avoided for two weeks before surgery as it can reduce natural blood clotting after the operation.
In the first few weeks after surgery, the nipple area may be more sensitive than normal and sometimes there may be a small patch of numbness just above the scar. Such changes are invariably of a temporary nature.