Breast Lift

What is Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a plastic surgeon-performed operation that alters the shape of your breasts. Excess skin is removed and breast tissue is manipulated to raise the breasts during a breast lift.

If your breasts sag or your nipples point downward, you may want to consider a breast lift. A breast lift may improve your self-esteem and confidence.

The size of your breasts will not be considerably altered with a breast lift. A breast lift, on the other hand, can be done in conjunction with breast augmentation or reduction.

Why is it done this way?

Your breasts alter as you age, losing flexibility and firmness. Breast alterations can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Pregnancy. The ligaments that support your breasts may expand during pregnancy as your breasts become bigger and heavier. Whether or not you breastfeed your baby, this straining may contribute to sagging breasts after pregnancy.
  • Weight changes are common. Breast skin can stretch and lose suppleness when your weight fluctuates.
  • Gravity. Gravity causes the ligaments in the breasts to stretch and sag over time.

The position of the nipples and the darker region around the nipples can be raised with a breast lift, which can prevent sagging and elevate the position of the nipples and the darker area surrounding the nipples (areolae). During the surgery, the size of the areolae might be lowered to keep them in proportion to the newly shaped breasts.

If you’re considering a breast lift, consider the following:

  • Your breasts have sagged, either because they’ve lost shape and volume or because they’ve become flatter and longer.
  • When your breasts aren’t supported, your nipples sink below your breast creases.
  • Your areolae and nipples point downward.
  • Your areolae have grown in size in comparison to your breasts.
  • You have one breast that is lower than the other.

Not everyone is a good candidate for a breast lift. You should postpone obtaining a breast lift if you plan to become pregnant in the near future. During pregnancy, your breasts may stretch and cancel out the lift’s effects.

Breast-feeding is also a factor to consider. Because the nipples aren’t removed from the underlying breast tissue, breast-feeding is normally viable following a breast lift, but some women may have trouble producing enough milk.

While a breast lift can be performed on any size breast, women with smaller sagging breasts are more likely to have long-term improvements. Breasts that are larger are heavier, making them more inclined to sag again.

Risks

The following are some of the dangers associated with a breast lift:

  • Scarring. Although scars are permanent, they will soften and fade over time. Bras and swimming suits may generally hide scars after a breast lift. Scars can occasionally become thick and wide due to poor healing.
  • Changes in the feeling of the nipple or breast. While most people’s sensation returns after a few weeks, some people’s loss of feeling may be permanent. The erotic sense is usually unaffected.
  • Asymmetry or irregularities in the shape and size of the breasts. It’s possible that this happens as a result of changes that occur during the healing process. Furthermore, surgery may not be able to address pre-existing asymmetry.
  • Partially or completely missing nipples or areolae. During a breast lift, the blood flow to the nipple or areola is occasionally stopped. This can cause damage to the breast tissue in the area, resulting in the loss of the nipple or areola in part or whole.
  • Breast-feeding is difficult. While most women can breastfeed following a breast lift, others may have trouble producing enough milk.

A breast lift, like any major surgery, carries the risk of bleeding, infection, and a severe anesthetic reaction. An allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the treatment is also possible.

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