A breast lift, or mastopexy as it’s also known, works to reshape and uplift sagging breasts. There are different reasons for sagging breasts, such as hormonal changes, breastfeeding and weight loss. You may find breasts have lost their volume and shape as you age. Surgery can lift the breasts into a more natural position and restore volume.
Breast lift surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and the length of the surgery is approximately three hours. The surgeon will make a few incisions, which will fall under the three common incision types: around the areola, around the areola to vertically down from the nipple and then horizontally under the breast. The surgeon will then lift and reshape the underlying breast tissue. The nipple and areola will be repositioned, and the areola may be reshaped. Any excess skin will be removed to regain elasticity.
After the incisions are closed with stitches, the remaining skin will be tightened. If you also want your breast to look smaller or fuller, it is possible to combine the breast lift with an augmentation or reduction.
After a breast lift surgery, you will need to stay overnight at the clinic. Your breasts will be covered with bandages or gauze dressing and there may be some drainage tubes in place, which will be removed once your surgeon is satisfied with your progress. You will be given medication for any discomfort and antibiotics to avoid infections.
Dr. di Mauro and his team will be on-hand to talk you through every aspect of the surgery, aftercare and your expected results.