What Is a Breast Lift and What Is Involved With It?

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The breast lift procedure, which can also be called a mastopexy, is an appropriate solution for women who are looking to reshape their breasts. If you have noticed a stretching of the skin in your breast, possibly due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or ageing, this procedure can help.

The look of youthful breasts deteriorates over time due to sagging and drooping which is assisted by the loss of breast tissue. Women of all ages can experience this with gravity often being less kind to larger breasted women.

What Is Actually Involved in Breast Lift Surgery?

The breast lift procedure can include one of several skin incision patterns that are determined based on the amount of skin that needs to be removed. These include can include:

  • A circular incision only
  • A vertical scar
  • An anchor type incision

Dr. Yunaev always works to minimise scarring on the breast. In some cases, an “augmented” look can form during this procedure, which is why implants or a fat transfer can be used to achieve the desired aesthetic.

An example of the skin incision patterns as a result of the breast lift.
Image ref: https://www.accentplasticsurgery.com/blog/2018/08/01/lollipop-breast-lift-technique-192267

Why Might I Need an Implant as Part of My Breast Lift?

The breast lift procedure, just like all others, has its own limitations. Your expectations and current situation will need to be assessed by Dr. Yunaev to see if it is suitable for your needs. It may be the case that Dr. Yunaev recommends this procedure in conjunction with an augmentation mastopexy.

If you are looking to achieve a larger breast size or upper breast fullness and maintain this look long-term, a breast implant will likely be necessary. If you have underdeveloped, tuberous or asymmetric breasts an implant will definitely be required.

What Should I Expect as A Result from Breast Lift Surgery?

The main goal for the breast lift procedure is the firming and reshaping of the breast to achieve a more desirable shape and youthful look. Consider it a way to rectify the effects of pregnancy, ageing or weight loss, achieving a more preferable size, shape, and position for your breasts on your body.

The outcomes of breast lift surgery can include a restored breast position, improved firmness, the elevation of the nipple, improved symmetry and the removal of excess tissue from the bottom of the breast.

In some cases, you may also have the option to increase cup size and see a restored fullness and cleavage thanks to a breast implant or fat transfer.

What Do I Need to Know About the Breast Lift Procedure Itself?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia often as day surgery or with overnight admission. The run time varies based on your requirements but it will often sit around the 2-3 hours’ mark.

After the procedure, you will be able to return to work in approximately 7-14 days, however it does depend on the physical requirements of your job. Activities like light exercise can usually be resumed after one month.

A before and after example of the breast lift performed by Dr. Michael Yunaev.

Should I Know About Any Risks, And What If I Would Like to Proceed?

The breast lift is a relatively safe procedure but as with any surgery there is a low risk of scarring, asymmetry of the breasts and change in nipple-areolar sensation.

Dr. Yunaev, however, has an exemplary record with successful and safe procedures and will be able to give you all of the information you require during your consultation. If you would like to take the next step, speak to the Breast & Body Clinic today and begin down the path to breasts that re-instill your confidence.

About The Author - Dr Michael Yunaev

Dr Michael is a Specialist OncoPlastic and Cosmetic Breast and General Surgeon and is the Principal Doctor at Breast & Body Clinic. Dr Yunaev is a highly trained Surgeon with extensive experience and passion for treatment of all aspects of Breast Cancer Surgery, Benign and Congenital Breast Disease and Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery, as well as General Surgery.

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