A breast lift surgery otherwise known as mastopexy is designed to elevate, resize and raise sagging breasts.
Your breasts may sag due to breastfeeding or aging. This two condition makes them lose their elasticity losing their natural shape and firmness.
Mastopexy gives back your breasts their youthful appearance.
Who is the right Candidate for a Breast Lift Surgery?
Not every woman is a suitable candidate for a boob lift. It is recommended to get one if you are not planning to get pregnant in the future.
Reasons are your results are not going to last long as your breasts will stretch due to pregnancy.
Even though you will still be able to breastfeed after a breast lift, women who are aging are the best candidate to go for Mastopexy.
Here are some of the reasons why you may consider going for a breast lift:
- If your breasts are sagging due to pregnancy, have lost shape and volume.
- Your nipples are pointing downwards or sideways.
- One larger breast than the other
- Your breast areolae have stretched out of proportion.
Breast lift procedure
A boob lift may be conducted in an outpatient surgical facility or a hospital. Your plastic surgeon uses general anesthesia to make you unconscious before starting the procedure.
One thing you should know, mastopexy does not change the size of your breast. It only repositions your nipples, reshapes and raises your breast.
However, it can be done with a combination of breast augmentation or breast reduction to get your desired results.
Breast lift or mastopexy can be conducted using two procedures, surgical breast lift or Non-surgical breast lift.
Those patients who don’t like going under the knife can go for a non-surgical breast lift.In this procedure, there are no incisions or scalpels required.
Your surgeon uses fat from your other body parts like hips, thighs and lower abdomen and injects them into your breasts.
If you want to know more about the non-surgical breast lift, you can see our guide on Everything you need to know about a non-surgical breast lift.
During surgical breast lift.
Depending on the technique used, your surgeon may cut using an incision the area the excess skin is to be removed.
your nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position to your desired results.
He will then close the incisions using stitches and surgical tape. Depending on the surgeon’s experience and technique used, the procedure may take from 1-3 hours to be complete.
Your surgeon might place small pipes at the incision to drain fluid or excess blood.
Breast lift cost (Boob lift cost)
The cost of a boob lift varies from one practice to another. Experienced surgeons with a good history of success charge more.
There are also a number of other factors that determine Mastopexy cost. Your location, preference, and technique used being among them.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a breast lift surgery costs $4,636.
The breast lift surgery recovery period varies from one patient to another. You may remain swollen for around two weeks as you feel numbness in your nipples, areolae and around the incision.
After surgery, you will be required to wear some specialized surgical bra for several weeks. This is to make your recovery process smooth.
For quick recovery, it is advisable to avoid heavy physical activities like lifting, bending that will make you strain.
Complete recovery of may take from 1-6 months. During the recovery period, stay in touch with your surgeon in case you notice something strange, you can share.
Risks Associated with Breast Lift Surgery.
Just like any other surgery, we can not rule out that there will be no risks associated with boob lift.
However if conducted by an experienced plastic surgeon with a history of success, the risks are minimal.
You can See our guide on how to find a good plastic surgeon for your surgery.
Some of the risks associated with breast lift surgery include:
- Having difficulty in breastfeeding
- Excessive bleeding.
- Asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts
- Loss of nipples or areolae
Breast Lift surgery scars.
Scars that result from a breast lift are hidden. However, depending on the technique used, you may have visible scars which will fade over time.
If your surgery heals poorly, you may end up having large, thick and wide scars.
Ensure that you take good care of your surgery to avoid having large scars which might not disappear.