Breasts tend to sag because of various reasons like aging, obesity, gravity, not using proper bra and others. With the help of breast lift surgery, you can get firm breast. However, before you undergo this procedure, you need to understand the surgery process and breast lift recovery time to get a clear idea about what you will have to experience and expect.
Breast Lift Surgery
This process is also known as mastopexy and is done to give a new shape to your breasts. You may choose to undergo this procedure if your breasts are drooping down. You will get a younger look after this surgery but you cannot expect a size reduction in your breasts.
This surgery can also be done in combination with augmentation, where breast implants will be used to give fullness to the breast while reshaping. You can choose to have this option if you want to have a large firm breast.
The surgeon will make some incisions in your breast in order to take out the excess, stretched out skin. The nipples and the surrounding area, called areolae, will also be moved to an upward position to give you a perkier and beautiful contour. This can be done in few hours and is an outpatient procedure, usually done with general anesthesia.
There are some risks like, loss of sensation in breast or nipples, unable to breast feed, scars, unequal sizes and shapes of breasts and for some it subsides over a time period. You can get the advice from your surgeon if you feel any inconvenience.
After surgery your breasts are bandaged or you have to use surgical bra. You will be experiencing some pain and soreness, which will reduce in a few months gradually. Your surgeon will prescribe you medications to lessen the pain and avoid infection. Try to sleep on your back to keep them in position.
You will be able to return to your routine life in within one to two weeks. Avoid weight lifting and other exercises for the time period as instructed by your surgeon.
With proper care you need to maintain your new contour over years. Keep in mind that pregnancy or increase in weight may affect. Hence, plan accordingly.
If you are worried about your saggy breast and want to do a lift surgery, you need a qualified, board-certified cosmetic surgeon to ensure a safe and best surgery. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael J. Streitmann for a free consultation and educate yourself about breast lift procedure.