Surgery: Time required: 1-3 hours
Anesthesia: Under General Anesthesia
Length of Stay (In Hospital): 2 nights in hospital standard room
Follow up: 1 week after surgery
Pre Operative Assessment
- You will be asked to send some photos regarding to the required areas of surgery for
the surgeon’s first consideration.
- You will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Also, Aspirin and
certain anti-inflammatory drugs which can cause increased bleeding.
- Planning to lose a significant amount of weight, be sure to tell your plastic surgeon. He or she may recommend that you stabilize your weight prior to undergoing surgery.
- Pregnancy can alter breast size in an unpredictable way and could affect the long- term results of your breast lift. Please ask your plastic surgeon.
- Consultation will be arranged to discuss your medical history. You will be asked to
provide completed information about this.
- Your plastic surgeon will again examine your breasts and take photographs for your medical record. Factors as the size, shape of your breasts, quality of skin and the placement of nipples and areolas will be considered by surgeon. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift may be recommended in conjunction with augmentation.
- Please avoid food and drink 6-8 hours prior to the operation.
- Please prepare and bring support bra yourself for your post operative assessment.
Procedure Information and Technique
There are many variations to the design of the incisions for breast lift surgery. The size and shape of your breasts, size of your areolas, and extent of sagging are factors that will help your plastic surgeon determine the best technique for you. The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down and together to reshape the breast.
After Breast Lift
Once the surgical incisions have been closed and taped, the breasts are wrapped and supported by a gauze bandage. Breast Lift patients are fitted with a surgical bra that provides support for several weeks. Fatigue, soreness, and discomfort are postoperative conditions that are greatly reduced through medication. The swelling that follows breast enhancement surgery gradually subsides and becomes undetectable in one month s time. Stitches are removed within 7 to 10 days following breast augmentation.
Risk and Complication
Some of the potential complications that may be discussed with you include bleeding, infection and reactions to anesthesia. Following a breast lift, sometimes the breasts may not be perfectly symmetrical or the nipple height may vary slightly. Minor adjustments often can be made at a later time. Permanent loss of sensation in the nipples or areas of breast skin may occur rarely. Revisionary surgery may sometimes be helpful in certain instances where incisions may have healed poorly.
You can help to lessen certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after surgery.
Please note: this should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Surgeon at the consultation.