Over the passage of time breasts lose elasticity and firmness and of course become subject to the law of gravity, causing drooping and sagging. This can be a result of age or weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breast feeding, hereditary factors or all of the above.
A breast lift or mastopexy is intended to improve the shape, size and texture of the female breast. The procedure can be performed individually, which is standard for larger cup sizes and sometimes can be combined with the use of silicone implants, providing greater volume in smaller breasts and contributing to a lasting effect. Additionally, a breast lift can be performed alongside reduction of the area around the nipple where required.
When the surgery is performed by an experience plastic surgeon, the chances of developing an issue in nipple sensation and the ability to breastfeed are very small. If the patient is not an active smoker, with precision suturing, the scarring will be minimal after a few months of healing.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Anaesthesia: General Anaesthetic
Hospital Stay: No hospital stay
Downtime: Up to 6 weeks
Suitable for: Sagging of breasts