Breast lifting, technically called mastopexy, is surgery that raises and firms the breasts.
The operation removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Breast implants may also be used in conjunction with the procedure to achieve the desired results.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and takes between two to three hours to complete, after which you can either go home to rest or stay overnight under professional supervision depending on the doctor’s decision.
Is this for me?
This is suitable for any of the following:
- Patients who are at least 18 years of age
- Patients who are not suffering from a life-threatening illness or any other medical condition that could impair healing and recovery
- Patients who non- smokers
- Patients who are not pregnant nor breastfeeding
How long does it take?
The procedure lasts from 2 – 3 hours.
How long is the downtime?
2 to 4 weeks. The patient can return to work after one week or may resume strenuous activities after one month. Temporary discomfort and swelling, bruising numbness and dry/tender breast skin may occur. The fading of sars may take several months to one year.