Breast Lift Is a procedure in which the breasts are lifted in order to give them a more youthful perkiness and appearance. The operation can be performed with or without the addition of breast implants depending on the patient’s goals. A mastopexy procedure allows the nipple to be moved back to the center of the breast while creating a rounder, fuller breast shape.
Will I have to be in the hospital?
The breast lift surgery is considered an outpatient procedure, and you will most likely return to the comfort of your own home the same day. You will need someone to take you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours.
The procedure may be done in a hospital, an outpatient surgery center, or in your surgeon’s office-based surgical suite. Most commonly, general anesthesia is used so you will “sleep” through the procedure. In some cases, a surgeon may suggest local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Both methods will insure your ultimate comfort during the process. You will be bandages covering the incisions and will be dressed in a surgical or approved sport bra.
When can I go back to work?
Provided you don’t do any lifting, you can most likely return in a week or two; in most cases, can vary from person to person.
What kind of follow up care will I need?
To monitor your progress and to insure you are taking care of yourself properly, you will return to your surgeon’s office for a post-operative follow-up visit almost immediately, and then periodically thereafter. If an enlargement was done, you will be instructed on post-operative care that involves breast massaging. Following postoperative programs, such as implant massage, is crucial for the long-term effectiveness of your procedure.
What kind of risks are involved?
Mastopexy is a safe procedure performed on thousands of women each year with no major complications. As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks. Your surgeon can detail these for you in a personal consultation. Remember that you can do your part in minimizing complications and following the before and after surgery instructions of the physician and staff.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person