A breast lift, Mastopexy, or breast lift operation is a common surgical procedure performed to change the shape of your breasts. This is common for women whose breasts have dropped or changed shape due to childbirth, fluctuations in weight, age, or genetics. A breast lift is beneficial for women who have sagging in the breasts (ptosis). Led by world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jaffer Khan, your experience is tailored to suit your needs and outcomes.
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Often referred to as a boob lift or boob uplift, breast uplift restores the breasts to a more youthful & pert appearance. With age, your breasts change, often at times losing elasticity and fullness. Some of the causes of breast changes include pregnancy, weight fluctuations and gravity.
If you have significant sagging in your breasts and your nipples point downward, a breast lift would be beneficial to help reposition the breast tissue so the nipples are facing forward.
This procedure can be beneficial in restoring breast symmetry as well, since advanced surgical techniques can help return your breasts to a more rounded shape as opposed to tuberous.
In some cases, a breast lift alone may not achieve the desired results. If you desire breast enlargement with a lift, a breast augmentation surgery can help you achieve both with a single procedure and recovery.
Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. The mommy makeover typically addresses other areas of the body, in addition to the breasts, such as abdomen, waist & buttocks.
The aim of breast lift surgery is to elevate ptosis (sagging), by creating a more contoured look because of removal of excess skin. It can provide a youthful appearance and shape.
Slight differences in a woman’s breasts are extremely common. However, if the differences in nipple symmetry are vast, it can cause some psychological distress or self-confidence issues. Breast symmetry and balance can help achieve a more natural look.
Breasts will likely feel heavy during adjustment to the lift and new implants (if in conjunction with breast augmentation). Hypersensitivity of nipples or lack of sensitivity is normal and will gradually resolve over time. (Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore no two procedures or rejuvenation treatments will get the exact same results. Individual results vary from patient to patient.)
Breast massage and wound care is advised. Take pain medication and muscle relaxants as required only.
You will have to wear a surgical/sports bra for at least a month in order to provide the needed support to the breasts postsurgery. As with any surgical procedure, it is recommended to avoid heavy exercise or any strenuous activities that may involve the breast muscle. You should refrain from lifting, pulling or pushing anything that causes pain and limit strenuous activity or upper body twisting if this causes discomfort. Sleep on your back to keep pressure off your breasts & do not expose your breasts to direct sunlight.
Scars will continue to refine & will vary amongst patients depending on their natural healing process & location of incisions. Scars are generally refined to fine incision lines one year after surgery.
Tightness in the chest region are normal experiences as the skin, muscles and tissue stretch to accommodate your implants and/or lift, and as sensory nerves heal. Pain medication and muscle relaxants will help you cope with any discomfort.
Dr. Khan will go through any questions or concerns you may have about your procedure. He will also go through associated risks. During your in depth consultation, you will have the ability to see what your breast lift results will look like with an advanced system called the Crisalix 3D Imaging software. The 3D image is created with a specialized camera. *There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
You must not smoke. Smoking can greatly impair your safety prior to surgery and your ability to heal following surgery.
Avoid aerobic exercise that may cause a lot of bounce. You may begin range of motion exercises but not with any weight, pressure or resistance of any kind.
Usually around 6 months post pregnancy
No, however it is common to have both at once to achieved a desired look, especially if you desire both larger and firmer breasts.
*There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
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