Breast Lift Facts
Breast Lift Facts
Breast lift, medically known as Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that aims to lift sagging breasts to bring back their youthful perkiness and firmness. The sagging of breasts, medically known as Ptosis, is the effect of various contributing factors which include gravity, age, size of breasts, weight gain and weight loss, lifestyle, and lactation.
Before undergoing breast lift, it is of utmost importance that you should know some of the facts related to Mastopexy so that you can prepare yourself for some of the things you should expect prior and after the surgical procedure. Also, by increasing your knowledge about the procedure, you will be able to weigh your choices and options better.
Breast Lift Facts You Should Know About
- Breast lift effects are not permanent
Yes, this is the hard fact about breast lift. The effects of breast lift are not permanent because the contributing factors, as mentioned earlier, still affects the perkiness of your breasts, even after having breast lift surgery. The variation of longevity of your new perky breasts depends on your age, the pull of gravity, the size of your breasts, lifestyle, lactation practices, and your weight.
- Breast augmentation may prolong breast lift effects
If you wanted to prolong the effects of your breast lift procedure, you may want to consult your doctor with having breast augmentation procedure. Both of these procedures can be done in one single operation and this is usually offered for women who are undergoing Mastopexy.
By having breast implants during your breast lift procedure, there will be an additional support provided by the implants themselves to prolong the perkiness of the breasts even if the contributing factors to the sagging are still eminent. Having an implant is a good choice especially if you wanted to achieve fuller breast volume for longer periods of time.
- Bigger breasts are more prone to breast sagging
The bigger the breasts you have, the more prone you are to breast sagging. For this matter alone, some women who wanted to prolong their breast lift effects also opted for breast reduction procedure. By reducing the size of their breasts during the breast lift, the pull of gravity doesn’t pose that much impact on the sagging of breasts after the surgical procedure.
- Scarring is inevitable
Scarring from the breast lift procedure is inevitable because of the incisions made on your breasts. Sure, the scars will lighten in a few weeks during the recovery but their total disappearance is most likely impossible. There are a few scar removal treatments that might improve the appearance of the scar but these treatments won’t let the scar vanish permanently.
- There are two kinds of breast lift techniques
There are two kinds of breast lift techniques that can be used by your attending plastic surgeon. One is the Concentric Mastopexy or commonly known as the doughnut technique and the other one is the Anchor Shaped Mastopexy.
The Concentric Mastopexy is used for women who have less severe ptosis while the Anchor Shaped Mastopexy is used for those who have severe ptosis or sagging of breasts. Both of these techniques require the surgical removal of skin and breast tissues, moving the areola and nipple upwards and suturing the remaining skin together.
The doughnut technique has lesser incision sites thus rendering lesser scars as compared to the Anchor Shaped technique. Depending on the amount of the skin and tissues to be removed, the surgical procedure for breast lift may last between one to five hours. Both of these procedures are usually on an outpatient basis, so you can go home right after the surgery.
- Breast numbness
The numbness of breasts is considered normal right after the surgery because the sutured skin and tissues are still trying to recuperate. The loss of sensation in the areola, nipples, and surrounding breast tissues will return to their normal feel after a few days or weeks when the body has healed naturally.
But in some rare cases, the numbness of breasts has become permanent due to the damage in the nerves while operating on the breasts. This usually happens if your doctor is not comfortable or not that proficient with breast lift surgery.