Breast Lift

What is breast lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

What is sagging of breast why does it occur?

Sagging of the breast occurs due to aging processes. The skin around the breasts tends to lose its elasticity, responding to gradual breakdown of the support networks of the skin. It causes the skin to become lax.

Additionally, suspensory ligaments, attaching the breast to the chest wall begin to weaken and stretch over time, responding to gravity. Breasts also enlarge during pregnancy and breast feeding, causing the skin to stretch. The sagging breast is lifted by rearranging the breast tissues with or without augmentation or reduction.

These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

Why do the patient needs this surgery?

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness.A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted.

What is done during the procedure?

Surgery done under general anaesthesia and takes about 3 to 4 hours depending upon the method of breast lift and the necessary of additional procedures. Incisions are made in the preplanned markings and the breast tissues rearranged in a manner that it will be in lifted position.

How many days patient should stay in the hospital?

About 48 to 72 hours patient should stay in the hospital

What are the postoperative instructions given to the patient?

Mild swelling with bruising will be present in the postoperative period. It will take 10 to 14 days to disappear. Since the suture materials used are absorbable one there is no need for suture removal.