Reasons such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, genetic and rapid weight gain and loss and the effect of gravity on the chest lead to sagging of the breasts. This, in turn, affects patients psychologically with a decrease in self-confidence.
With breast lift operations, it is possible for women to have breasts that stand upright and alive.
How is the surgery performed?
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of surgery varies between 2-4 hours depending on the degree of sagging of the breast and the need for plumping.
With this surgery, the excess and sagging skin areas are removed and the breast tissue is erect and plumped at the same time. If this person's own tissue is not sufficient in this plump, silicone prostheses or fat injection methods are also added. At the same time, the enlarged and sagged nipple is brought to the required place and size.
In this surgery, there are traces at different rates according to the degree of sagging at the nipple and towards the sub-breast folding area. It is important to know that there is no breast lift surgery that does not leave any marks. However, these traces become less pronounced over time.
If the nipple does not sag down too much and there is a small amount of sagging with a lack of volume, a prosthesis is placed on these types of breasts to ensure fullness of the breasts and to erect the breast.
Breastfeeding problems are very rare, as the milk ducts are not affected.
What are the points to consider in the postoperative period?
The patient is discharged from the hospital on the day of surgery or overnight. Apart from the pain on the first day which decreases with painkillers pain on the other days is not much excepted.
Swelling and bruises usually occur around the breast in 2 weeks. In some patients, drains are usually inserted into the breast to be removed after 1-2 days.
The athletes' bras are worn for 3-4 weeks after the operation. If the patient does not work in jobs that require heavy work, he / she continues to work after the third day. It is recommended to stay away from heavy exercise and work for about a month.
Breast lift operations are good operations that can give a good image to the breast. However, it should be kept in mind that there may be some sagging after the operation due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, rapid weight gain and age and gravity.