With age, pregnancies or as a result of significant weight loss, the breasts can start to sag. This is known as the ptotic breast. Overly large breasts can cause some women to have both health and social problems. In addition to self-image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort. The surgical procedure for breast lift is similar to that used for breast reduction, as are the results, however it is not covered by French medical insurance. Sometimes the ptotic breasts are also due to missing volume. The surgeon can then use a breast implant during the procedure.
It is advised to stop taking any medication not approved by your surgeon , especially anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin during the fifteen days prior to the operation.
The operation is carried out under general anesthesia and lasts two to three hours.
Hospitalization is advised for one night
Similar techniques as those described in reduction mammoplasty are applied most of the time. In rare cases of small breast size, with a narrow base and little ptosis, an incision around the areola alone can be proposed.
Pain, bruising and swelling remains moderate.
After your breast lift procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You’ll need to wear a support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts while they heal, for 6 weeks day and night, there after daytime during 6 months . A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
The dressing will be reduced after 48 hours.
They are rare, and the same as those described for reduction mammaplasty.
The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few months as breast shape and position continue to settle.
Incision lines are permanent, either vertical or inversed T-shape, but will continue to fade over time.
Breast lift cosmetic surgery is one of the most appreciated operations, especially after several pregnancies.
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