Women who have noticed their breasts sagging and wish to have them lifted to improve their breast shape and appearance are those that generally consider a breast lift. Breasts commonly sag with age and younger women may develop breasts that sag following pregnancy or after significant weight loss. Uneven breast shapes may be corrected with a breast lift procedure in some circumstances.
A breast lift involves the removal of excess breast skin. The breast is reshaped with the nipple in an improved position. Different techniques may be used depending on your breast size and shape. All techniques result in a scar around the nipple and usually a scar underneath the breast.
After surgery temporary bruising, swelling and tenderness may occur.
Within a few weeks of breast lift surgery most women start returning to normal daily activities. Avoiding strenuous physical activity is advised for 6 weeks post operatively. Nipple sensitivity may be reduced following the procedure, but this improves in the majority of women over time. A small percentage of women are no longer able to breastfeed after surgery. The scars on the breast usually fade within 6-12 months. The end result is an improvement in breast shape and appearance.
All of the potential complications and risks of a breast lift will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation with Dr Pyragius.