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Breast lift surgery

A breast lift also known as mastopexy is a surgical procedure used to raise the breasts and reshape and support the new breast contour. It also reduces the size of areola which may become enlarged over time.

This operation is performed in women whose breasts have lost their youthful shape and firmness due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, heredity, ageing, weight loss or other factors.

Breast lift surgery
Breast lift surgery

Contrary to the belief that sagging breasts are characteristic of women with big breasts, it actually a consequence of ageing no matter what the size of breasts is.


How is this procedure performed

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts between an hour and a half and three hours and a half.

The duration of this operation depends on the size and degree of sagging as well as on the type of method used i.e. whether the operation involves both breast lift and implants at the same time.

Incisions are made in specific sites clearly defined prior to the operation.

The amount of excess skin and tissue will be removed, if necessary, and nipples and areola will be moved to a new position.

Women who are experiencing mild sagging are usually good candidates for a peri-areolar lift. This involves a circular incision around the edge of the areola.

In the period following the operation, it is necessary for patients to have a good rest in order to ensure the best results. It is also important for patients to follow doctor’s advice and instructions and have regular check-ups.

Results become clearly visible a few months after the operation, whereas final looks is seen after one year.

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