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Breast Lift
Author: Hào Nghiêm
Review Date: August 5, 2018 | Last Modified: January 14, 2019
Breast Lift

Definition

1. What is Breast Lift?

A breast lift — also known as mastopexy — is a surgical procedure to change the shape of your breasts. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to restore firmness and raise the breasts.

2. What is the purpose of Breast Lift?

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Breast lift surgery is designed to reshape and tighten the breast contour by removing excess skin. This gives the breasts a more firm and raised appearance. This procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, which can become enlarged over time.

Candidates

1. When is Breast Lift needed?

You might choose to have a breast lift if your breasts sag or your nipples point downward. A breast lift might also boost your self-image and self-confidence.

2. Who are eligible for Breast Lift?

You can get a breast lift at any age after your breasts have finished developing. Even you can get one before or after you are pregnant. You will still be able to breastfeed after having the procedure.

A breast lift itself will not interfere with pregnancy, but the physical changes that occur during pregnancy can have a negative impact on the results of a breast lift. It’s usually best to wait until you are finished having children before undergoing a breast lift.

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Cost

1. Cost of Breast Lift in Vietnam

Breast Lift cost in Vietnam is between 65 to 150 millions VND.

2. Cost of Breast Lift in other countries

The average cost of a breast lift is $4,672, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Breast lift surgery costs can vary widely. The average fee referenced above does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.

A surgeon’s fee will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic office location.

Most health insurance plans will not cover breast lift surgery, its related complications or another surgery to revise the appearance of your breasts, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Preparation

1. What should I do before Breast Lift?

The first step is to consult with a plastic surgeon. When you do, tell the surgeon what your goals are. If you’re also getting breast implants, bring photos showing the size and shape of the breasts you’d like.

The surgeon will consider your health and describe your options. The surgeon should also explain the procedure in detail and go over the risks and what the recovery will be like.

Your surgeon will give you instructions for preparing that will help lower your risk of complications. Those instructions will include such things as not smoking, making sure you are off medications that may make bleeding more likely, and taking antibiotics if necessary.

You should also start planning for the recovery period. For instance, you will have to avoid heavy lifting for at least 4 to 6 weeks after your breast lift. If you have young children, you may need to line up help.

2. What should I do after Breast Lift?

In the first few days after a breast lift, take pain medication as recommended by your doctor. Avoid straining, bending and lifting. Sleep on your back or your side to keep pressure off your breasts.

Avoid sexual activity for at least one to two weeks after procedure. Ask your doctor when it’s OK to resume daily activities, such as washing your hair, showering or bathing.

Drainage tubes placed near your incisions are typically removed within a few days. When your doctor removes the tubes, he or she will also probably change or remove your bandages.

Talk to your doctor about when — or if — your stitches will be removed. Some stitches dissolve on their own. Others must be removed in the doctor’s office, often one to two weeks after the procedure.

Continue to wear the surgical support bra round-the-clock for three or four days. Then you’ll wear a soft support bra for three or four weeks. Your doctor might suggest using silicone tape or gel on your incisions to promote healing.

While you’re healing, keep your breasts out of the sun. Afterward, be careful to protect your incisions during sun exposure.

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Procedure

1. How long does Breast Lift last?

The procedure takes about three hours and is usually done under general anesthesia. Women usually get this procedure on an outpatient basis, meaning there’s no overnight stay.

2. How is the procedure of Breast Lift?

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Techniques used to remove breast skin and reshape breast tissue vary. The specific technique your plastic surgeon chooses will determine the location of the incisions and the resulting scars.

Your doctor might make incisions:

  • Around the areolae — the darker area surrounding the nipples
  • Extending downward from the areolae to the breast creases
  • Horizontally along the breast creases

Your doctor might place stitches deep within your breasts to reshape your breast tissue and, if necessary, reduce the size of your areolae. He or she will remove excess breast skin and shift the nipples to higher positions. Then your doctor will bring together the breast skin and close the incisions with stitches, surgical tape or skin adhesives.

3. What happens after the procedure?

After a breast lift, your breasts will likely be covered with gauze and a surgical support bra. Small tubes might be placed at the incision sites in your breasts to drain any excess blood or fluid.

Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. You’ll likely feel pain and soreness around the incisions, which will be red or pink for a few months. Numbness in your nipples, areolae and breast skin might last for about six weeks.

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Complications & Side Effects

1. What complications could arise from Breast Lift?

A breast lift may result in various complications, including:

•   Scarring.

While scars are permanent, they’ll soften and fade within one to two years. Scars after procedure can usually be hidden by bras and bathing suits. Rarely, poor healing can cause scars to become thick and wide.

•   Changes in nipple or breast sensation.

While sensation typically returns within several weeks, some loss of feeling might be permanent. Erotic sensation typically isn’t affected.

•   Irregularities or asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts.

This could occur as a result of changes during the healing process. Also, surgery might not successfully correct pre-existing asymmetry.

•   Partial or total loss of the nipples or areolae.

Rarely, the blood supply to the nipple or areola is interrupted during a breast lift. This can damage breast tissue in the area and lead to the partial or total loss of the nipple or areola.

•   Difficulty breastfeeding.

While breastfeeding is usually possible after a breast lift, some women might have difficulty producing enough milk.

Like any major surgery, a breast lift poses a risk of bleeding, infection and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. It’s also possible to have an allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure.

2. What are the possible side effects of Breast Lift?

Common side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bruises
  • Soreness
  • Numbness

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Please choose the best hospitals and clinics that provide Breast Lift in Asia to get the most suitable healthcare for your condition.

GO.CARE  does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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