Breast lift surgery is called “mastopexy” in medical language. It is a surgical procedure performed by esthetic specialists to correct the shape and level of the breasts that have sagged for various reasons. During the breast lift surgery, excess skin in the chest area is removed and the breast tissue is reshaped to lift the breasts.
Breast lift surgery; have both a positive change in the physical appearance of the person, and favorable psychological effects since it increases the self-confidence of the patient. A breast lift operation does not significantly alter a woman's breast size; it corrects its shape and sagging status. However, it can also be performed with breast augmentation or reduction operations.
Why is Breast Lift Surgery Performed?
With aging, many changes take place in our body. Breasts are one of the affected areas. There are many different reasons to choose breast lift surgery:
Breast lift surgery can reduce sagging and lift up the area around the nipples (areola). Breast lift surgery is not suitable for everyone. If you intend to have a child at any point in your life, you may need to postpone this surgery. The results of a previously experienced breast lift surgery may be impaired in breasts stretched during pregnancy; and the breasts can sag again. In addition, breastfeeding is an important issue. Although breastfeeding is possible after breast lift surgery, some women with excessive breast sagging may have problems producing enough milk after surgery.
Breast lift surgery can be possible for all breast sizes, but for women with small breasts, the results will last longer. As the breasts grow, their weight increases. This will cause recurrent sagging of breasts.
What is Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift operations can be performed in different ways. The most appropriate method for you will vary depending on the size of your breasts and the result you want to achieve. Different procedures leave different scars on the breasts. Whichever technique you choose, the scars should not be visible when you wear normal clothes, bra and bikini. According to the size of the breast and the degree of sagging only vertical, vertical and short horizontal and long reverse-T-shaped scars may remain; Each patient will have a permanent round skin mark around the nipple.
If you have decided to undergo breast lift surgery, you should go to a plastic and esthetic surgery specialist. Your doctor will explain in detail the results of the surgery, possible problems and how it affects your daily life with the help of detailed examination and measurements.
For the Most Successful Results
In order for a breast lift operation to be the most successful, you need to be as healthy as possible. In this process, it is important to keep your weight stable with a balanced diet and regular exercise program. Your doctor may advise you on this.
If you decide to have surgery and you smoke, you should stop smoking at least 6 weeks before the operation.
This will help to reduce the risk of complications during and after surgery.
Do not worry about hairs in areas close to the incision during surgery; however, be sure to take a shower 24 hours before the operation to ensure that the area is as clean as possible.
In addition, women with diabetes may have wound and scar healing problems. The patient's diabetes should be under control.
Breast ultrasonography and / or mammography should be performed prior to breast lift surgery according to the age of patients, so that there is a possibility of comparison in the event of a change in the operated breasts.
Are There Risks of Breast Lift Surgery?
This is indeed a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia.
Therefore, as with all other surgical operations, breast lift surgery also has some potential risks. These are the risks of bleeding and infection and the complications related to anesthesia.
Other potential risks of a breast lift operation include:
Pregnancy: Ligaments that support your breasts may be stretched , and strained during pregnancy as your breasts get plump, and become heavier. Because of stretching, and failure to regain their original strength the ligaments weaken and after pregnancy, generally breasts sag. In addition, as you continue to breastfeed your baby, these saggings increase in number.
Fast Weight Gains and Losses:
Rapid changes in your weight cause the chest skin to stretch and lose its tightness.
Gravity: Breast lift surgery can reduce sagging and lift up the area around the nipples (areola). As time goes on, gravity causes sagging of the breasts.
- Surgical scars
- Bleeding (severe bleedings are unlikely but possible)
- Swelling, bruising and pain
- Fluid accumulation in the breast (seroma)
- Delayed healing of wounds
- Sensory loss
- Asymmetric chest size and shape
- Damage to deeper structures
- Unsatisfactory results
- Rarely, allergic reactions may be seen