What is Breast Lift?
Breast lift aesthetics, namely mastopexy; It is performed in order to lift the sagging breasts and give them an aesthetic appearance, to achieve harmony with body sizes, to obtain natural-looking and symmetrical breasts. Breast lift operations are operations that can be applied to all women with sagging breasts, whether they have given birth or not.
The causes of sagging in breasts can be seen structurally, as well as in the case of weight gain and loss, in the period after giving birth and with the effect of gravity depending on age. In order to understand the sagging condition of your breast, you must first go in front of the mirror and then you can understand whether there is sagging by evaluating your nipple and under-breast line. The sagging condition of the breast, called breast ptosis, is mostly classified in 4 groups. These 4 groups; mild, moderate, severe and pseudoptosis. If the nipple is at the level of the inframammary line or less than 1 cm, it is light. If the nipple is 1-3 cm below the inframammary line, it is medium. If the nipple is located less than 3 cm below, it is severe ptosis. If the nipple is located above the normal under-breast line but the base of the breast is seen as sagging, this is also pseudoptosis.
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How is Breast Lift Surgery Performed?
Breast lift surgery can be performed with many different techniques. In our first technique, an “Inverted T” incision is made around the nipple. This incision descends vertically from the nipple to the breast fold and continues horizontally along the fold. This technique is generally used in patients with advanced breast sagging.
In our second technique, a “Lollipop” incision is made and the incision continues vertically from the nipple to the lower breast fold. This technique is generally used to lift breasts with moderate sagging. An incision is made only around the nipple in our patients with a slight sagging. In all techniques, the tissues around the nipple are first released. Then, the excess tissue in the surrounding breast tissue is removed and the breast is given a new shape. After shaping, the nipple can be sewn to its ideal place.
How Long Can I Heal After Breast Lift Surgery?
After the breast lift operation, when the bandages on the body are removed, swelling can be seen in the breasts. In places where there is an incision under the breast, a pothole or a deformity can be seen. These effects of the surgery pass in about a month.
You will not have much pain after the operation. Sometimes, however, swelling and bruising may occur in the breasts. These are ailments that pass in a short time. It is recommended to use the bandage on your chest for 3 days after the operation. At the end of this period, you can use sports bras in the form of a half-athlete. After the surgery, you can start exercises that work your arm and swimming activities one month later.
Since dissolving sutures are used in breast lift surgeries, there will be no need for procedures such as removing the sutures after the surgery. After the breast lift operation, it takes 6 months to 1 year for all the effects to improve, full shape and loss of sensation.