The result is an enhancement in the relation between the breast gland, skin, nipple, and areola.
These elements can become unbalanced with age, pregnancy, change in weight, and heredity. A breast lift brings back balance, and restores for a more youthful, perky, and proportioned shape. It can be combined with augmentation for added breast volume and firmness.
Each breast lift is customized, taking into account the current anatomical state and the past history of each individual. Whether the breast is low situated or has lost volume, or if the nipple and areola are out of proportion, Dr. Brady determines the best combination of medical techniques in order to achieve desired results. At times, a breast lift is combined with other breast procedures - for example, it could be determined that a slight augmentation is needed alongside the breast lift.
- The procedure requires sensitivity, artistry, and a deep knowledge in the field to achieve beautiful results.
- Dr. Brady performs several different types of mastopexy, depending on the shape and size of your breast and the amount of lifting necessary to achieve an optimal result. Excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are relocated, and the breast is reshaped using skin from around the areola. Patients with small breasts and minimal sagging may be recommended for smaller-incision mastopexy.
- The procedure lasts two to three hours and is typically performed under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia combined with a sedative is also possible.
RECOVERY / POST-OPERATIVE
After the surgery, breasts are wrapped with gauze dressings, over which an elastic bandage or a surgical bra is placed. After a few days this is replaced with a soft support bra, which is worn 24 hours a day for about a month. Breasts will probably be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable for a few days but this will pass. Stitches are dissolvable and many patients return to work in as little as a week.