If you want your breasts to be firmer, higher or less droopy, then a breast lift (Mastopexy) should certainly be considered to achieve your desired look.
Breast lift (Mastopexy) surgery restores the breasts and nipples being higher and more central to your chest. For women who are happy with the size of their breasts, but not happy with how they look as a result of sagging nipples or low hanging breast tissues, then a breast lift is likely to be the perfect procedure for you.
During the surgery, isolation to the nipple and areola complex occurs on its underlying nerve and blood supply. Next, the complex is lifted vertically on the breast so it can be relocated to the perfect centre of the breast mound. If the case only requires a small degree of vertical lifting, then it is likely only a small incision will be made around the upper part of the nipple. However, if more lifting is required, an additional incision is usually made below the breast to provide more support to the nipple/areola complex. This extra incision below the breast also addresses the lack of tissue in the lower pole of the breast.
There have been extensive techniques to conduct these procedures, the most common and popular being the Hall-Findlay and Lejour mastopexies. In today’s day and age, it is uncommon to use the outdated methods such as the Wise pattern or anchor shaped incision, and at Professor Mark Ashton’s plastic surgery, the most modern, successful and suitable to you method is used to achieve the desired results.
Most patients who have undertaken this surgery not experienced extensive pain. Usually, breast lift patients do not requiring large quantities of pain relief, and have ranked it only a 2 or 3 out of 10 on the pain scale. Post-surgery care includes not using restrictive bandaging and wearing of bras/other support until the wounds have completely healed. Total healing of the wounds tends to occur somewhere between ten days to two weeks.
Typically, the recovery time following a breast lift is quicker than other procedures such as a breast reduction, and we find most patients are able to return to light duties in approximately 1-2 weeks. For more detailed information on the breast lift procedure, refer to Ashton Plastic Surgery’s website. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss whether you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery.