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Breast lift

Breast lift is a substantially different procedure from breast augmentation. The aim of this procedure is to change the breast shape rather than increase the volume. Sometimes breast lift can be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation, often with very good results. During a breast lift the breasts are not only elevated but also reshaped. Excess skin is removed and the nipple and areola complex might be reduced or relocated according to the patient’s request.

Procedure

The most common breast lift is made with a so-called “anchor shaped” incision. Incision begins under the breast in the natural inframammary fold, extending vertically upwards, depending on the breast lift technique agreed upon during the consultation. The nipple and areola are lifted, and the soft tissues of the breast and skin are sewn together so that the breast volume remains unchanged.  It is possible to make a smaller oval-shaped incision around the areola if there is only minimal sagging of the breasts; in which case the scar is camouflaged against the more pigmented edges of the areolae.

Breast lift
         
   
         
Anchor   Oval   Vertical

Anchor breast lift
         
     
         
  Tissue dissection   Wound closure  

Operation risks

Breast lifts, like any other intervention, may have adverse effects such as reactions to anaesthesia, temporary swelling, discomfort and loss or decrease of nipple sensitivity. More rarely patients might experience prolonged bleeding, wound infection or scar hypertrophy. Other possible complications and adverse reactions should be discussed with the plastic surgeon during the consultation.

Postoperative period

Usually patients return to work in a week but some restrictions on physical activity should be followed for about a month.

The effects of cosmetic breast lift surgery are generally long lasting, but age, future pregnancies, weight change, lifestyle and other factors will affect the appearance of the breasts so they might sag again.
 
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