Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
After the breast lift surgery, which is preferred by women with sagging breasts, a firmer and better-looking breast contour is achieved. Before Mastopexy, which always offers successful results, asymmetry problems in patients’ breasts are examined. And then, depending on the degree of sagging, the surgeon decides whether to proceed with the operation or not.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
Any healthy woman over the age of 18 can have mastopexy. It should also be noted that breast lift is an important operation since women who have large breasts may experience severe sagging. Good candidates for breast lift surgery can be listed as follows;
- Women who have oversized breasts due to hereditary factors,
- Women who experience sagging due to frequent weight gain and loss,
- Women who experience sagging due to aging and gravity.
Women who are trying to lift their breasts by wearing certain bras or doing various exercises should keep in mind that those are only temporary solutions. Therefore, it would be more convenient to seek to get a mastopexy operation in order to achieve lasting results.
Before Breast Lift Surgery
Before the mastopexy operation, the degree of sagging in patients’ is measured. If the nipple lies below the inframammary fold, it means that the sagging degree has increased. In this case, the areola area is examined. During the examination process, medical history of the patient is also taken, if there is any. After the examination process is completed, the patient is asked to undergo blood tests. After ultrasound and mammogram, an appointment date is set for the operation and the patient is asked to be ready on the operation day.
How Breast Lift Operation is Performed?
Breast lift takes approximately 2 to 4 hours. In this procedure, which is performed using silicone implants, permanent and quite successful results are obtained. After an incision is made around the nipple, the breast skin that causes sagging is removed. Then the nipple is also repositioned to make it look aesthetically-pleasing.
After Breast Lift Surgery
After each aesthetic operation, there are some situations that patients should pay attention to. After mastopexy, short-term pain may occur. Fortunately, with the help of the painkillers prescribed, this situation will be addressed. In this process, patients should protect the chest area from impact and be careful with their arm movements. In addition, for the first 2 months, patients are advised to wear sports bras. The return to daily life might take three months or in some cases, even less.
Patients should refrain from strenuous activities after mastopexy. Until the seventh week, the patients should also avoid sports activities that might strain the breasts, as these kinds of activities negatively affect the recovery process. The pain and discomfort in the breasts will disappear one week after mastopexy surgery. The recovery process usually starts as of the second month. However, the positive results of the surgery are noticed by the patients as of the sixth month.
Advantages of Breast Lift Surgery
There are many advantages to the breast lift surgery. First, breasts will have a more attractive appearance. In other words, after a certain period following the operation, the sagging in the breasts will completely disappear. Certainly, this period is limited to 1 or 2 months. Therefore, breast lift surgery is recommended to women who would like their breasts to have a fuller and perkier appearance in a short time.
Some patients wonder if any surgical scars will remain after the operation. Surgical scars are removed with silicone gels or ointments to be used after the operation. After a certain period, the incision marks will disappear completely. Mastopexy, which is one of the highly successful and healthy breast aesthetics operations, is performed without any complications and patients’ demands and expectations are taken into consideration before the operation.