Breast Uplift at Woodland Hospital
Also known as a mastopexy, breast uplift surgery is a great way for women who are concerned about their breasts drooping to regain their confidence at any age. Designed to restore a pert, firm, and more youthful shape, breast uplift surgery is an effective way to bring the body back into proportion.
Breast Uplift Procedure
During the breast uplift procedure, your surgeon will rearrange the soft tissue, repositioning the nipple and tightening the surrounding breast skin. Generally, it takes around 2 hours to perform under a general anaesthetic.
Occasionally, breast augmentation (enlargement) can be incorporated into this procedure as well in order to create a fuller breast in addition to the mastopexy procedure.
Although techniques vary according to the surgeon and the patient’s preferences, the most common method for incision is to create a 'mid-line or anchor-like' appearance, which leaves a scar which extends around the darker tissue surrounding the nipple (areola) and extends down the midline of the lower part of the breast, following the natural crease line beneath. Because of this, the areola may reduce in size. Another popular technique involves an S-shaped incision, leaving a scar which extends around the areola and across the lower outside part of the breast, which also finishes in the natural crease line beneath the breast.
After your Breast Uplift Surgery
As with any surgery, there will be some discomfort after the procedure, although your consultant surgeon will prescribe pain relief to help your recovery. As you start to heal, nipple sensitivity may return to normal, although it is possible for patients to experience reduced or complete lack of sensation in the area after recovery. Similarly, future breast feeding may not be possible after this surgery.
Whilst surgical scars start to heal, patients are advised to wear a supportive bra with no under wire. Good support of the breast area following the mastopexy surgery is very important, as it can promote wound healing, as well as reduce post-operative swelling and discomfort.
Risks of Breast Uplift Surgery
Because patients voluntarily choose to undergo a breast uplift procedure and we ensure that patients are in good health prior to surgery, the risk of complications during this surgery is relatively low in comparison to surgery for patients who have an underlying medical condition.
When you come in for your consultation, your surgeon will explain fully the risks that are involved with the procedure before any decision to go ahead is made.
Which Consultants can I see about Breast Uplift surgery?
How do I find out more?
To find out more about Breast Uplift Surgery at Woodland Hospital, simply call us on 01536 210 019, or email us via our contact us form today.
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