Mastopexy – Breast Lift
As time goes by, the breast can be uniquely affected by loss of skin elasticity, gravity, and other specific female events such as pregnancy, breast feeding, and weight loss. The shape and firmness of the breasts suffers, and the nipple position can descend to the lowest part of the breast. Sometimes, there may also be some differences in breast appearance from side to side, which can also be helped by this procedure.
The lift procedure, which reshapes the breast tissues, elevates the nipple to a higher position, and removes excessive skin, will give you a more shapely, youthful breast contour. Where there has been a loss of breast volume. Leaving excessive skin, the insertion of an implant at the same time as the lift procedure can correct the loss of breast fullness.
Consider mastopexy – if you have:
- Breasts that sag, but are of satisfactory size.
- Breasts that lack fullness or firmness.
- Nipples that have dropped or point downwards.
- Loose skin
About the procedure:
Breast lift surgery does require a number of incision lines on the breast. There may be one around the nipple-areola complex, another that runs down from the areola to the breast fold, and sometimes there is a horizontal scar along the natural curve of the breast fold. There are many techniques for breast lifting, and the design of the procedure will depend somewhat on your special circumstances, clinical assessment, and on your wishes. The incision lines will leave some visible scarring. In the majority of cases, these heal normally, and the results of surgery are even, but where there is delayed or sub optimum healing, or significant asymmetry, secondary procedures may be needed.
The surgery is usually performed as a day case, and whilst discomfort is usually minimal we recommend that patients rest for about a week afterwards. Before your procedure, you will have a number of meetings with Dr Rosenbaum and with our nurses. You will receive detailed information about the procedure, anaesthesia, recovery and risks, and can view images of previous patients. At Australian Clinis we have special lasers that help to reduce visible scarring, with painless treatments that commence with the removal of sutures.
Breast feeding and nipple sensation
Because the nipple remains connected to the underlying breast tissue, the nerves and milk ducts remain intact. And the ability to breast feed is usually maintained. Sensation is always temporarily reduced by the procedure, and may take up to a year to return too normal.
Dr Simon Rosenbaum
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