Are breast implants used in mastopexy?
Breast implants are commonly utilized during breast lifting to increase the overall size of the breasts or to improve shape, especially in the upper portion of the breast. When breast implants are combined with breast lifting the procedure is known as an augmentation mastopexy.
Can my breasts be made smaller during a breast lift?
With judicious tissue removal, breast volume can be decreased during the lifting process.
Are their scars from mastopexy?
Because the shape of a woman’s breast is largely determined by the amount and location of skin, most breast lifting techniques produce permanent scars on the breast as a result of skin tightening and relocation of the nipple-areolar complex.
Can my breasts be lifted with just implants?
In some instances, such as patients with a small degree of droop (ptosis), an aesthetically pleasing breast can be obtained with a breast implant alone.
What are the risks of mastopexy?
All surgeries carry risk. Complications can occur and result in the need for additional surgery. The more common complications associated with mastopexy include bleeding, infection, unsatisfactory scarring, asymmetry, unsatisfactory contour and tissue loss.
What is the breast lift recovery?
Recovery following mastopexy is similar to other aesthetic breast procedures such as breast reduction. You will be placed in a dressing or brassiere and some swelling and discomfort is anticipated. Most patients are able to drive after about one week and returning to work depends upon the nature of their employment.
Will a breast lift help with my self-esteem?
Studies have shown that getting a breast lift bolsters a woman’s self-esteem and body image. This is especially true for a woman who had children and wanted the procedure to bring her closer to what her breasts used to be before giving birth and breastfeeding a child. Her breasts will be higher and firmer after the procedure.