BREAST LIFT/ MASTOPEXY
ABOUT BREAST LIFT SURGERY
Pregnancy, nursing, and the general force of gravity as time progresses can have a significant effect on a woman's breasts, making them sag and forcing the areolas to become larger. Many women choose to have a breast lift to counteract this. Basically, a breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and reshapes the breasts. Unlike a breast augmentation, which involves inserting an implant into the breasts, a breast lift achieves its new heights by getting rid of and tightening excess skin. This will not adjust the size of your breasts, but it will make them look perkier and more youthful. It must be noted that a breast lift cannot permanently situate your breasts at a higher position, but it can postpone the effects of gravity and time.
IF YOU’RE A WOMAN WHO IS CONSIDERING A BREAST LIFT, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFOREHAND:
Are you in general good health and emotionally stable?
Does your weight tend to fluctuate?
Do you have realistic expectations about the outcome of your surgery?
Are you considering having more children?
Do you have particularly large breasts?
Are you aware of the possible risks and complications involved with a breast lift?
These are all questions that should be answered with the help of a qualified surgeon. Dr. Smiley is ready to discuss these and any other concerns or questions you may have about breast lift surgery at your complimentary consultation.
Dr. Smiley will inform you of all the possible complications, including the risks associated with the use of anesthesia. Although it is not likely to occur, some women experience bleeding and infection, larger than average scars, uneven nipples, and permanent loss of feeling in the nipples. Dr. Smiley will also speak with you about the scars you will have, how he will make sure they're as small as possible and how to disguise and hide your scars after your procedure.
Once you've made the decision that a breast lift is the right procedure for you, it's time to start preparing for surgery. The surgery takes a few hours and you will see results immediately. Swelling will disappear with time. As soon as the anesthesia is administered, Dr. Smiley will create incisions along the portion of skin to be removed and reposition the nipple. The skin formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Sutures close the incisions, giving the breast its new contour.
BREAST LIFT RISKS
Like all surgeries, there is a chance that you may experience certain complications as a result of your breast lift. While not common, bleeding or infection after a surgery can result in the widening of the scars from your surgery.
Other potential negative effects of a mastopexy are:
loss of sensations in your breasts or nipples