Mastopexy – Breast Lift Surgery

Age and having lost a significant amount of weight can lead to sagging or drooping breasts. In some cases, women face embarrassment due to asymmetrical breast size. This in turn affects the physical appearance of a woman so much so that her confidence takes a hit. Breast ptosis or sagging of the breasts happens due to the prolapsing of the breasts.

Worry not, for this natural process need not be endured any longer as medical science has found the perfect solution. A breast lift surgery can successfully reverse the effects of prolapsing, and restore the shape and firmness of your breasts.

Mastopexy or a breast lift surgery is a surgical procedure that can be performed by qualified plastic surgeons in a short period of time. By administering general anesthesia, the procedure requires only about 2 or 3 hours.  The patient can return home the same day or the day after. However, it is advised that strenuous work must be avoided for a fortnight. A consultation with your surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure, clearly indicating your aesthetic requirements and your eligibility for the surgery is imperative.

Lactating mothers, women who plan to have more children or lose more weight are not eligible for this process. Like in every surgery, the cosmetic surgeon analyses the body type and requirement of the patient in a detailed consultation before the procedure. The basic methodology involves removing excess tissue around the breasts and repositioning the nipple and areola higher naturally. The underlying breast tissue is also lifted and reshaped to improve the contours and bring back the firmness.

During the recuperation period, the breasts are supported with surgical bras. The swelling in the area will decrease in a few weeks after the surgery. Though medication is prescribed for the mild pain that can be experienced, stronger pain killers may be suggested if the discomfort is more. The incisions are made as unobtrusively as possible to minimize scarring.

Results of a breast lift surgery are immediately visible and long lasting. Many women have successfully regained control over the most attractive part of their physique through this relatively safe and dependable procedure.