Breast Lifting; Aging and hormonal changes, births and breastfeeding, weight gain and loss, genetic predisposition are the factors that cause sagging breasts. With the effect of gravity and aging, the intramammary ligaments that keep the breast tissue upright in the body become deformed and loosened. The result is a breast appearance with loose skin, emptied and nipples pointing down.
This surgery, called breast lift or mastopexy, is a surgery similar to breast reduction surgeries. The difference is that while excess breast tissue is removed during breast reduction surgeries, these tissues are reshaped and used to provide fullness in the breast during the lifting surgery. If the breast tissue is insufficient to create fullness and volume, a lift is performed using an implant (prosthesis).
It is not possible to treat breast sagging with non-surgical methods.
Breast Lift Treatment Process
In preparation for the surgery, breast imaging examinations (usg, mammography) are performed.
Before the operation, blood thinning agents such as aspirin and smoking should be avoided for 10 days and for 2 weeks. Not smoking for 2 weeks after surgery is important for wound healing.
Breast lift using only silicone implants is possible in patients with minimal sagging.
When the lift surgery is performed without an implant, the excess skin is removed, the breast tissue is shaped and the nipple is moved to the place where it should be, and the surgery is completed.
The duration of the operation also varies between 2-4 hours, depending on the technique used.
Depending on the surgical technique, there is no problem in breastfeeding with the appropriate technique.
After the operation, you usually stay in the hospital for one day. If drains are used, they are removed at discharge.
Patients can return to their social life within 3-5 days after surgery. If they do not work in heavy work, they can return to work within 5-10 days. Recovery takes about 10 days.
There is a scar around the nipple, extending straight down from the nipple or in the form of an inverted T, which varies according to the surgical technique. The greater the amount of skin that needs to be removed, the larger the scar will be.
Although it is not possible to completely remove the surgical scars, the clarity of the scars decreases over time. There are treatments that reduce scar clarity.