A breast lift surgery can be a feasible option for women who want to address a loss in firmness and volume in their breasts. There are several reasons for sagging breasts that include pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, and age. The combination of gravity and age is unavoidable, as the skin loses collagen and elastin quantity as we get older. Therefore, mastopexy should not be viewed as a permanent solution, as it is a corrective surgery to reconstruct sagging breasts for a perkier and more youthful shape.
What Can I Expect from Mastopexy?
A breast lift surgery removes any excess fat and skin tissue from the breasts, reshaping them into a perkier and more desirable shape. This also involves the relocation of the nipples once the breasts are reshaped. This can reduce the size of large areolas. However, it means that you cannot breastfeed anymore. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia and executed in a day hospital. Since mastopexy is a surgical procedure, you can expect some preparations before-hand, along with some recovery time afterwards to give your body time to heal.
How Do I Prepare for the Surgery and the Recovery Period Afterwards?
When considering a breast lift surgery, you can book a consultation with us to be assessed by one of our professional surgeons on the matter. Your surgeon will give you an in-depth look at what you can expect from the surgery and the results in accordance with your body and anatomy. Dependent on your lineage and age, your surgeon may also request a mammogram before your surgery. If you choose to go through with the surgery, you will be instructed on how to properly prepare your body for a mastopexy. If you are smoker, you must quit smoking for at least 2 months before and after the surgery. This will optimise oxygen levels in your body to optimise cellular health for the surgery and healing afterwards.
If you are considering a breast lift surgery, it is important to keep your expectations realistic and in accordance with your own body. This procedure aims to improve the shape of your breasts and correct any sagginess in the process. It can also be combined with augmentation mammoplasty to add some volume and size once the breasts have been reshaped. Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice for cosmetic breast procedures in Gauteng. Please contact us today to book your consultation and take control of your body with us on your side.