Your breasts change over time, losing their shape and firmness. These changes, in addition to loss of skin elasticity, may result from pregnancies, lactation, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity and heredity. Breast lift surgery lifts the breasts by removing excess skin and stretching the tissue, in order to shape and support the new contour of the breasts. The breast lift refreshes the appearance of the body and gives the breasts a firmer look. Since pregnancy and breastfeeding affect the appearance of the breasts, the procedure is recommended if you are not planning future pregnancies.
How is a breast lift performed?
The surgery is performed under full anesthesia and takes about two hours. The location of the incisions will be determined by the size and shape of your breasts, with three possible locations: around the areola, vertical to the breast fold and horizontal to the breast fold. After making the incisions, the breast tissue contributes and is reshaped to improve breast contour and shape. The nipples are then re-positioned to a natural height. The size of the areola can also be decreased if it is too large. Excess breast skin is removed to compensate for loss of elasticity.
What to expect after surgery?
The results of breast lift surgery are immediately apparent. Post-operative swelling will disappear over time and the scars will fade. The final results of the surgery will be seen over the following months and are expected to last over time. However, breasts may continue to change over the years due to aging and gravity, and you can prolong their youthful appearance by maintaining your weight and keeping a healthy lifestyle.