What is breast lift or Mastopexy?
Breast lift is a procedure in which saggy breasts are lifted, with or without adding volume to their ideal position by removing the excess skin and relieveing the physical and emotional distress one faces.
What are the symptoms?
Most often women complain of saggy breasts which appear flat deflated and shrivelled. The shape and sometimes even the volume will be lost giving them an aged look. The nipples may be pointed downwards and the aerola may be
enlarged. Most often finding the right innerwear and wearing fitting clothes would be difficult. Some suffer from emotional distress ranging from from low self esteem to depression sometimes affecting their career or even marital
Are you an ideal candidate for breastlift or Mastopexy?
- If you have saggy aethetically unpleasing breasts?
- You are doing this procedure for your self to make you happy
- Have realistic expectations
- In sound physical and mental health
It is usually done under general anaesthesia.. procedure takes about 2-3 hours and overnight stay st the hospital maybe required. After 48 hours the plasters will be removed and a supporting brassiere will be advised. Sutures
will be removed after a weeks time. Follow up once a week followed by once in two weeks for a period of 6 weeks maybe required. Patient should refrain from strenuous activities for a period of 6-8 weeks.
Dr Bharathi MS (Gen Surg),M.Ch (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Consultant, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Mehta’s Hospitals, Chetpet