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There are certain factors, which amounts to sagging of the breasts with include:
- Elasticity of the skin is lost
- Weight loss
These factors, amount to loosing the shape and firmness of the breasts. There are people who are generally satisfied with the shape of their breasts, and go in for a breast lift, to raise and firm them, resulting in a more youthful breast contour. Breast implants, are inserted at the same time and in conjunction with a breast lift,which can also help in increasing the size of the breast at the same time as the shape and position of the breasts which are enhanced.
Are you a good candidate for a breast lift?
Considering that you have the following conditions, then you are candidate for breast lift.
- Breasts are hanging, shape and size are not up to your satisfaction
- Breasts lack substance or firmness
- Areolas, and the Nipples that point downwards, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease.
Your Personal Consultation
During the consultation, the surgeon will ask you about your desired breast shape and size, with you how your nipples and Areolas will be repositioned. Keep you surgeon posted, on the any changes that you would require about your breasts, and also mentioning about your breasts that you would like to see improved,and your expectations.
For Breast Lift Surgery?How will my plastic surgeon evaluate me?
- The surgeon, will do an breast examination, by taking measurements and perhaps photographs for your medical record. All factors would be taken into consideration, which includes, the shape , size,of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of the nipples and Areolas will be carefully evaluated.
- The surgeon will discuss your medical history, which would include, information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, and also the medications that you have currently take.
- Make sure you discuss with your surgeon the, amount of weight, particularly if you have noticed that your breasts sag or become smaller with weight loss. The surgeon would recommend that you loose some weight before the surgery.
How a Breast Lift Is Performed
The incisions, are done on the breasts natural contour, to define the area of excision, and a new location for the nipple and the areola. The skin in the shaded area is removed,and the nipple and the areola are moved to a higher position.
Where are the incisions placed?
To lift the breasts , it requires 3 incisions, one incision is made around the areola, and the other incision runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola, to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision is horizontal beneath, the breast,and follows the natural curve of the breast crease.
After the surgeon has removed excess breast skin,the nipple and the areola, are then shifted to higher position. The areola, which is sagging the breast would have stretched, however this can be reduced in size. The skin which was formerly located above the areola, is bought down & together beneath it to reshape the beast. The nipples and the areola, remain attached to the underlying mounds of tissue, and then this usually allows for the preservation of the sensation and the ability to breast-feed. Usually the skin located above the the areola is brought down and then together beneath it to reshape the breast.
Every surgical procedure, has risks,
The subject of risks of the surgery, are discussed with you and your plastic surgeon. There are some potential complications, which may be discussed with you and include bleeding, infection and reactions to anaesthesia. It is very rare, for a patient the, he or she requires a blood transfusion during the operation. This is usually determined in advance, and the plastic surgeon may, advise you to donate your own blood in preparation for surgery.
When you decide on breast reduction, it is most likely that the breasts may not be perfectly symmetrical, or the nipple height may vary slightly. Later on certain minor adjustments would be made. Permanent loss of sensation in the nipples, or breasts, may occur rarely. In certain cases revisionary surgery is sometimes helpful, where incisions may have healed poorly.
In the event of an injury, loss of the nipple and areola, in this case they can be reconstructed using skin graft. Certain risks can be involved if you listen to the advise and instructions of the plastic surgeon
Your Surgical Experience
Our goal at our Concept Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centre,is to make your experience worth your while.
What will the day of surgery be like?
Breast reduction surgery, would be performed in a hospital , under general anaesthesia, which is administered, so that you are asleep throughout the procedure. When the surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. Small tubes will be placed in your breasts to, help avoid the accumulation of fluids. Gauze dressings, would be placed on your breasts , and would be covered with an elastic bandage or surgical bra.
When can I resume my normal activities?
After the surgery, it is often possible to return to work within a couple of weeks, depending, on the job you are doing, in some instances, you can resume most of your normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after several weeks. You may continue to experience some mild,periodic discomfort during this time, but such feelings are normal. If you experience pain it should be reported to your doctor.
The doctor would advise you to refrain from any kind of sexual activity, for a week or so, and after surgery you surgeon would ask you to be gentle with your breasts for at least the next six weeks.
Results of a Breast Lift
With this type of surgery, your breasts, firmer and more uplifted. The position of your areola, and nipples will be enhanced, and the size areola will be aesthetically pleasing. The incisions, from your breast lift surgery will heal and fade over time. It is important to realise that the incision lines will be permanently visible, in some cases they will eventually be only faint lines, in other cases it may be noticeable. These lines can be concealed by clothing, even low-cut necklines.
How long will the results last?
The results last , depending on how you maintain your body, however , gravity and the effects of aging will eventually alter the size shape, should remain fairly constant, nevertheless the gravity and the affects of aging, will eventually alter the shape and size of women breasts. To contour your breast, if you are not primarily satisfied, you can undergo another breast lift procedure, but first consult your cosmetic surgeon.