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Breast Lift

Breast lift, or mastopexy, is aimed at addressing sagging or drooping breasts, which may occur due to factors like aging, breastfeeding, or significant weight changes. The procedure involves removing excess skin, tightening the breast tissue, and repositioning the nipple and areola to achieve a more youthful and uplifted appearance. This procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation this is known as an augmentation mastopexy.

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL

I have had a very positive experience with this doctor. He was clear and knowledgeable from the get go, despite me feeling overwhelmed initially by surgery. I had an uplift/mastopexy and augmentation. Surgery day was very relaxing. Dr Topping visited me and made me feel calm. All staff were wonderful as was the hospital. I had a very comfortable night and retreated home for recovery. I have healed really well and my breasts are looking fantastic. 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE

About the operation

The surgical procedure typically lasts for a duration of 2 to 3 hours. Patients are typically discharged and able to return home on the day following the operation. The dissolving stitches used during the procedure are designed to heal independently. It is generally expected that the breasts will take an average of 3 months to fully settle in terms of both healing and shaping during the postoperative period.

ABOUT MASTOPEXY

Choosing to have a breast lift

Choosing to have a breast lift is a personal decision that often involves a combination of physical and emotional factors. Women may opt for a breast lift, or mastopexy, for various reasons, such as addressing sagging or drooping breasts that result from factors like aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss. This cosmetic procedure aims to rejuvenate the breast's appearance by lifting and reshaping the tissue, creating a firmer and more youthful contour. Beyond the physical benefits, individuals may choose a breast lift to enhance their self-esteem and body confidence.

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RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

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What are the possible complications?

The resulting scars from the procedure will be situated around the nipple/areola and extend downward into the breast crease, forming an inverted "T" or anchor-shaped pattern. Postoperative complications include the potential for infections, which may necessitate the use of antibiotics for treatment. Additionally, there is a risk of bleeding within the breast, and if this occurs, removal procedures may be required. It's important to be aware of these potential outcomes and discuss them thoroughly with your healthcare provider before undergoing the operation.

RECOVERY

When can I get back to work?

Typically, a recovery period of two weeks is advised, during which individuals are encouraged to gradually resume lighter duties to minimize discomfort. To provide additional support during the healing process, a surgical bra will be supplied and is recommended to be worn consistently for a duration of four weeks. This phased approach to resuming activities and the use of a supportive garment contribute to a more comprehensive and effective recovery after the surgical procedure.

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