Beautiful breasts are a rarity in the general population, but the media present these very exceptions as standard examples to us all which can often make women feel inadequate. Sagging breasts develop when a woman loses a lot of weight or breast feeds her children. The skin loses its elasticity and the breast can hang down which lowers the nipple area as well. Breast lifting removes the redundant skin and repositions the nipple areola to a more ‘ideal’ position. This is a remarkable procedure because it elevates and reshapes the breast, providing a more youthful appearance. The scarring is minimal and will reduce over time. The breast lift is often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation. Although breast lifts are mostly performed on younger women, the procedure is often performed on more mature women too.
- Surgery time 3 – 4 hours
- Hospital stay 1 day or 1 night (depending on the severity of the case)
- Anaesthesia General
- Time off work 7 – 10 days
- Getting back to normal including being able to do sports: 4 – 6 weeks. Patients are recommended to wear a sports bra after the surgery for one month. This helps to support and compress the breasts which gently helps to reduce swelling.