Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
As a woman ages, her skin loses some elasticity, causing the breast to sag under the pull of gravity. Pregnancy can cause the breast to lose firmness and volume.
A breast lift, or Mastopexy, is a procedure for safely lifting the sagging breast. In the procedure, excess skin is removed and the nipple raised to a higher position. This procedure involves rearranging the breast tissue.
The breast skin is reshaped and tailored to create a more youthful breast.
For better results, your surgeon may recommend the use of breast implants along with the breast lift/mastopexy procedure.
The operation takes between two to three hour. Sutures are removed in 7 to 10 days.
Normal daily activities can be resumed within 3 weeks following surgery.
What To Expect After Surgery
Pain is rarely strong, more commonly being a degree of discomfort. Swelling occurs but usually begins to subside by the third or fourth day. Some degree of swelling may persist for longer periods. A well-fitted bra is worn day and night for three weeks. While there is probably seldom interference with future breast feeding, women are cautioned that it may not be possible to breast feed in the future.
• Resumption Of Physical Activities
• Driving may be resumed in 2 weeks.
• Non-contact sports in 3 weeks.
• Contact sports in 6 weeks.
• Sexual activity in 2 weeks.
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