Mastopexy (Breast lift) with/without implants

Mastopexy also known as breast lift, resorts to the Elimination of the surplus skin from the breast area as well as the hardening of the adjacent tissues to achieve reform, reaffirm and elevate the contour of the female breast.
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. This changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity, heredity.

Breast uplift surgery

Breast uplift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation surgery to give you fuller breasts and correcting their position on the body. If you have found that your breasts have lost their fullness and are not as supported as you would like them to be, breast uplift surgery could be the solution.

The operation involves raising the breast by tightening and removing excess skin in order to produce an uplifted breast. The amount of scarring that occurs will depend on how much the breast needs to be lifted to achieve the ideal look. You will need to talk to your surgeon to discuss the matter in detail.

Procedure time & anaesthetic

Mastopexy surgery is always carried out under a general anesthetic and takes approximately 2 hours, or 2.5 hours if you are combining the procedure with breast enlargement surgery.

Though breast enlargements are often a day case they performed under general anesthetic. Following your procedure you will feel a little groggy, we recommend a friend accompany you home.

Recovery time & after care

After surgery

Immediately after surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. You may be permitted to go home when you are stable for discharge, typically after an hour or so. During the recovery, the nurses will measure your Blood pressure through a cuff. She will also attach a monitor to your finger to check your pulse and level of Oxygen in your blood to ensure you are fully oxygenated.

Before leaving, you will be given specific postoperative instructions for your recovery and a follow- up to an appointment with your plastic surgeon. You may also receive medications or a prescription, but many plastic surgeons prescribe postoperative medications in advance. Your prescribed medications may include pain pills and an antibiotic to prevent infection and a support bra that will be fitted to ensure your new breasts are supported in their position.

We advise no showering for one week which is a very difficult task for anyone. We advise that it is ok to have regular hand showers with lukewarm water and ensuring no water is submerged onto the incisions. We will advise you of this before you leave the hospital.

7 days after surgery

You will return to the hospital for your post-operative review, in which any stitches are removed. Though the surgeon uses dissolvable stitches, we will check to make sure your incisions have healed. You will also be assessed with any leftover swelling and any advice to help improve your recovery time.

14 days after surgery

You can start to resume light gym and cardio in moderation.
You should not lift any heavy objects or go swimming, spa until 6 weeks after your surgery.

Your results are instantly visible after surgery, but you must allow between 4-6 months before the breasts have fully settled at the desired height. During this time your breasts will be adjusting into place as the swelling reduces.

1 year after surgery

As apart of your aftercare, we advise all patients to book in once a year to see their surgeon for a brief assessment of the consistent results.

Time off work

We recommend taking 7-14 days off of work following your breast lift procedure. In this case, I can supply you with a medical certificate for your employer.

Post-op appointments

Post-operative follow-up is of paramount importance. Each patient undergoing any Cosmetic Surgery will be given post-operative appointments for wound management and suture removal.

Post-operative instructions are vital and we consider it very important that you adhere to them.
Failing to follow these guidelines and attend your appointments can adversely affect the outcome of surgery and put patient safety at risk.

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