Are you thinking of having cosmetic breast lift to achieve a firmer, rounder look to your breasts in Barcelona?
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure to change the appearance of the breasts. Notably when the patient's breasts have lost their elasticity and firmness. This procedure is most frequently sought when their self-esteem or confidence is affected negatively.
If you are considering cosmetic breast surgery, make an appointment with our specialists. They will study your specific case and offer you a solution adapted to your needs and expectations.
What are the different breast surgery treatments?
Breast lift surgery is a procedure to raise and reshape the breasts by removing excess skin and reducing the size of your areola. Breast lifts are often paired with a breast augmentation procedure, to achieve a larger cup size as well as a desired position on your chest.
Reasons to get a cosmetic breast lift
This decision is yours, and yours alone.
This procedure would help your breasts to feel firmer, rounder and give them a better shape.
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our plastic surgeon. Make sure you see a highly-qualified, trained surgeon.
The principal reasons for getting a breast lift are:
- To reverse the effects of aging
- Following pregnancy and breastfeeding
- After weight gain or loss
- Breasts have started to sag or droop
Many women use temporary solutions such as breast lift tape, exercises to lift breasts or non surgical breast lift ideas, however these are temporary and often don't achieve the desired final result.
How is cosmetic breast uplift usually achieved?
The pre-operative consultation
The surgeon will talk to you before the operation about your desired final results. During this consultation, the following is established:
- The patient's motivation
- Medical history
- A physical examination
- A pre-anaesthesia check-up is also performed
- You’ll be marked by the surgeon in the standing position to determine the new lifted position of the nipple on your breast.
The patient will determine their desired final result at this point. If they are pairing this procedure with breast augmentation, they will determine their desired size.
Breast lift is carried out under general anaesthetic. Therefore, you'll be asleep during the operation.
Generally, the operation involves:
- A small incision around the areola, extending down the front of your breast, from the bottom of the areola to the crease
- The surgeon will lift and reshape your breasts, removing any extra skin to give your breasts a firmer appearance
- Afterward, the surgeon will move your areolas to the correct position on the new breast shape
- Finally, the surgeon will close the incisions with stitches, sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
The post operation
Post surgery, you'll have dressings on your breasts. After the operation, the patient must wear a surgical support bra for two to three weeks following.
Your breasts may be swollen and sore for a few weeks after your surgery. Pain and discomfort can be relieved with medication prescribed by the surgeon.
During this period, it is recommended to sleep on the back to encourage complete healing. Sporting activity, exposure to intense heat or cold is not recommended.
Recovery or aftercare
The soreness, bruising, and swelling should go away after a few weeks. But your breasts may take between 2 and 12 months to reach their final shape. Your surgeon will advise you on how soon you can resume normal daily activities and exercise.
In this time, avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for two to four weeks after your surgery.
Your breasts will require support in the weeks following the procedure. You will be required to wear a post-surgery bra or sports bra.
To maintain the final results of the procedure, it is recommended to avoid significant changes to your weight.
Are there risks associated with breast lifts?
It is a relatively straightforward procedure. As with any surgery, some uncertainty and risk are expected. It is best to talk to your surgeon about your concerns and expectations. Seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
There are various risks to consider:
- Thick, obvious scarring
- nerve problems in the nipples – they may become more sensitive, less sensitive, or completely numb; this can be temporary or permanent
- As with all operations, there is a small carried risk of bleeding, colts, infection and allergic reaction.
This is why it is of utmost importance to consult a highly qualified and experienced surgeon.
It is most likely that you will have scars around your nipples.
You may also have a vertical scar running down your breast and a horizontal scar across the crease. This depends on the type of surgery you have so it is best to ask your surgeon before operation.
Scars are usually red for the first 6 weeks, but most fade over time and should be invisible under normal clothes, bras and bikini tops.
It is possible to find products to help reduce scarring, as well as treatments.
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