Lift your spirits and give your breasts a lift. This surgical procedure removes excess skin and tighten the surrounding tissue to give your breasts a new supportive shape and contour.
BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY)
The shape and form of women’s breasts change over time. They lose their natural firmness, volume and youthful appearance. You can give your figure the curves and profile you seek with a professional and trusted breast surgery. Also known as Mastoplexy, this procedure will get rid of excess skin, resize enlarged areolas (nipples) and tighten surrounding tissue to provide the lift and support required.
Although this type of surgery won’t change the size of your breasts or create a rounder effect at the top, it will get rid of the dropping effect that generally comes with aging, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As women get older, they lose some of the form and shape around their breasts. Some of the causes that also creates the loss of skin elasticity include general aging, gravity, weight fluctuations, genetics, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
No. A breast lift will only get rid of excess skin and replace some tissue. To increase the size of your breasts you can consider breast implants (Breast Augmentation).
The most common patient is a woman in her 30s – 40s who already had children. Women in their 40s and 50s have also undergone this surgery with good results and during a consultation the Plastic Surgeon will provide clarity on whether you are a good candidate for breast surgery or not.
Pregnancy changes the shape of the breasts and breast surgery can improve the roundness and appearance afterwards. To ensure optimum results, pregnancy should be avoided for the 6 months after the procedure and normal breastfeeding is possible if you do fall pregnant after that.
A breast lift is probably the most suitable surgery for sagging breasts, but the causes of the sagging and your desired outcomes will determine the required procedures. During a consultation with our Plastic surgeon you’ll get the answers to questions, discuss realistic expectations and find out what is the best recommended procedure to address your concerns.
This can be a life-altering surgery and working with your Plastic Surgeon will ensure you obtain healthy expectations around the outcomes of your breast surgery. Women who feel their breasts lost their volume, are sagging, have downward pointing nipples, stretched skin, uneven breasts, have longer and flatter breast shapes or have breasts falling below the breast crate are generally good candidates, provided they are in good health
There’s a range of precautionary measures your doctor will explain to you pre-surgery that include:
- Do not omit health details during your consultation with the Plastic Surgeon.
- Avoid blood-thinning agents and medications like aspirin and herbal supplements including Ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and garlic supplements.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin E, fish oil or any medication containing these products for 14 days before and 48 hours after surgery.
- Avoid smoking before surgery.
After your procedure, it is common, and completely normal, to experience bruising and mild swelling, aching or throbbing. Below are some precautions you can take after your surgery to ensure a full and swift recovery:
- Keep incisions dry when bathing/showering and avoid warm and lengthy baths.
- Wear the compression garment after surgery to control swelling and decrease bruising. Compression garments assist with the shaping and are important to achieve your desired results.
- Take the medications as prescribed by your doctor, which might include antibiotics to prevent infection.
- Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated.
- Avoid vigorous exercise, but try not to be stationary.
- Surgeons recommend wearing a sports bra 24 hours a day for up to 3 months after breast surgery (confirm this with your surgeon).