What is a breast lift surgery?
A breast lift also known as a mastopexy, is a breast enhancement procedure that raises your breasts higher on your chest wall to make them appear perkier and more youthful looking. This can be for a variety of reasons like being born with breasts that sag, breast shape changing because of aging, weight gain/weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Breast lifts can help restore the youthful shape of your breasts and change the overall contour of your upper body.
Breast Lift Techniques
Scars are one of the most significant concerns with almost any major procedure. Every surgical procedure will inevitably leave a scar of some kind. These scars do not have to be unsightly or large with scar management therapies and proper surgical techniques. Dr. Rammos is sensitive to a patient’s needs and how obvious incision lines can affect a patient’s confidence. His advanced training equips Dr. Rammos to place incision lines in the most visually pleasing way possible. Part of delivering this kind of result for patients is by making the correct incision for every patient.
An “anchor” incision, the most common technique, involves three distinct cuts. Your surgeon makes the first incision around the perimeter of the areola, the second vertically down from the areola to the breast crease and the third horizontally along the breast crease.
Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery
Common symptoms after having a breast lift include:
Most patients should plan to take off at least a week from work- job depending. After surgery, you will refrain from activities for at least 2 weeks; No lifting more than 10lbs. You may begin to perform light exercise 2 weeks after your surgery but should avoid chest exercises such as push-ups. You may begin more intense exercise at 4 weeks, and will be released to full activities at 6 weeks post op. Sensitivity and soreness for a few days after your procedure is normal and to be expected. You can also have some numbness in certain areas, but these spots will improve gradually over time. Refrain from lifting anything over ten pounds and all rigorous activity for two weeks at least. Light exercise can be resumed after two weeks, but exercises that specifically target the chest like pushups should be avoided. Intense exercise can usually be resumed at around a month, and full activity can be resumed at six weeks after your procedure. Most patients will see the final results of their breast lift after between two and four months. The healing process for scars can take as long as a year for them to fade as much as possible.