Breast lift also known as mastopexy is suggested by doctor for women having saggy or uneven breast, decreased breast volume and drooping nipples and stretched areoles by creating a youthful shape and lift to the breast. If there is large/full volume breast reduction can also be done to give the proper lift and shape.
In most of the cases, pregnancy can make some unwanted changes in the breast leaving it stretched and sagging due to breast feeding, after excessive weight loss breast loses its volume or just to enjoy a beautiful perky shape women opt for breast lift. It is very important to shortlist best surgeon for such procedure. There can be variety of incision techniques for breast lift surgery based on patient’s breast tissue, the amount of excess skin to be removed and personal preference.
Few techniques are crescent lift for women who have a less amount of sagging to correct the breast which involves a small cut through halfway around the top half of the edge of the areola. Peri-areolar or donut lifts for women with mild sagged breast can be advised for correcting mild sagging with a single scar. This requires a circular incision around the edge of the areola like the crescent lift commonly performed in conjunction with the breast augmentation. This can help in reducing the areola size. Vertical or lollipop lift can help in correcting moderate sagging & give more extensive reshaping. This technique allows a cosmetic surgeon to remove excess skin and reshape the full breast with easily hidden scars. Two incisions are made in vertical lift one around the side of areola and other one running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold like lollipop in shape. Surgeon can suggest another incision technique depending upon the requirement called inverted T or anchor lift which requires surgeon to remove a significant amount of the excess skin and sagged tissues. This technique may involves 3 cuts, one around the side of the areola, one vertically from the bottom to the breast crease and then one along the inframmammary fold. This procedure can come with visible scars that can fade with time and proper care.
Some patients may experience some soreness and swelling after the surgery. Doctor can prescribe some medicines to alleviate pain. Patient can go back to normal routine after few days with proper care.