Ageing, weight loss, childbirth and other physical process can cause a woman’s breast to deform and alter in shape. At this point when these changes start to create mental and physical problems, breast uplift is the solution and can help improve the overall appearance of shapeless, sagging breasts. Improper breasts can have a significant effect on one’s self-esteem. But breast uplift surgery has been designed to boost the self-confidence as the breasts are lifted and reshaped into one that looks more youthful and feels firm. Though the best results are achieved in women with smaller, lighter sagging breasts, most breasts irrespective of the size can be lifted. However, the results may not last long with heavy breasts as they would for smaller breasts.
The breast uplifting procedure usually involves adjusting the nipple and areola along with the breast tissue to another position. The process includes:
- Removing pleats of surplus skin from underneath the breast.
- Remolding the whole breast into a tighter cone to achieve the desired shape.
- Repositioning the nipples at a higher level so they lay at the center points of the tightened breasts.
- Breast uplift, unlike a breast reduction, can be done without significantly altering the overall size of the breast. This can be taken as an opportunity to have a breast enlargement, while the breasts become firmer.
Who can have breast uplift done?
Some common reasons for breast uplift may include:
- If pregnancy and rigorous breast feeding has left your breasts flatter and they have lost roundness and fullness.
- If, due to weight loss, your breasts have flattened with excessive sagging loose skin.
- If your breasts are no longer firm that makes it difficult to wear certain types of clothes.
- If the deformation in your breast shape is negatively affecting your confidence and body image.
Recovery from Breast Uplift surgery
Mastopexy requires you to limit your activities and take good care of the stitches, in order to avoid infections or complications. The dressings are removed approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the surgery, followed by a position check. Following this, doctors may ask you to undergo a small touch up procedure in case there remains an asymmetry between the two breasts. The surgeon will see you for follow-up assessments after regular intervals for at least 4 to 5 weeks till the stitches heal and your breasts start to take an improved shape.