Breast Uplift Techniques
The incision will outline the area from which breast skin will be removed. It defines the new location for the nipple and areola. After we remove the excess skin, the surgeon will reposition the nipple and areola to a new higher position, as a result, he then lowers the skin surrounding the areola to form the new breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, extend down in a vertical line and along the crease of the breast.
Some patients, especially those with smaller breasts and less sagging, may be suitable candidates for different procedures. One procedure is the ‘doughnut’ (or concentric) mastopexy. The surgeon will make circular incisions around the areola to remove a doughnut-shaped area of skin.
Post Surgery Recovery
Your breasts may bruise, swell and be uncomfortable for a day or two following your surgery. The pain should not be severe. We recommend managing any pain you do experience with pain medication. Your surgeon should prescribe this to you.
Post-surgery you will wear an elastic bandage or sports bra over gauze dressings. Within a few days, you can replace this with a soft support bra. You will need to wear day and night. We advise patients to wear this for 3-4 weeks over a layer of gauze. We remove your stitches after a week or two.
If your skin is very dry following your breast lift then you can apply moisturiser several times a day. Patients should be careful not to tug at your skin and keep the moisturiser away from sutures.
You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipple and breast skin caused by the swelling after surgery. This usually subsides over the next six weeks, although in some cases it can last up to a year. However, occasionally the numbness may be longer lasting.
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