Breast Lift with Implants
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and gravity cause the elasticity of the skin and connective tissues in the breast to be lost. As a result, the shape of the breast deteriorates, and it begins to soften and sag. In addition, the nipples may be wider than normal. Breast lift is a surgical procedure in which the excess skin on the breast is removed and the inner breast tissue is shaped to reshape, lift, and harden sagging breasts. At the same time, the nipple and its circumference are brought to the required position and the width of the nipple circumference can be reduced. As an alternative method, in patients with low breast sagging, lifting can be achieved using only a silicone prosthesis.
BREAST LIFT SURGERY WITH BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
For patients who are candidates for breast lift surgery but also want to increase the size and volume of their breasts, breast augmentation surgery (mostly with silicone prostheses) can be applied simultaneously with breast lift surgery. These two procedures can be done simultaneously or in two separate sessions. Your doctor will ask you whether you want breast augmentation in addition to breast lift surgery during your pre-operative interview.
THE HEALING PROCESS AFTER BREAST LIFT SURGERY
- After the operation, 2-3 days of dressing is sufficient. A support bra is worn on the 1st day after surgery to both support your breasts and reduce swelling while your breasts heal. Usually, a small thin tube is placed under the tissue (drain); The purpose of this tube is to allow leaks that may occur after surgery to be discharged more easily. Although it varies from person to person, these tubes are removed on the 2nd day. Pain treatment is sufficient for 48 hours. The average hospital stay is 1 day. It will be good to have someone accompany you after the operation and on the way home. At your discharge, you will be prescribed painkillers, antibiotics, and scar reducers.
- It usually takes 7 days for a patient to return to normal work life. Patients should avoid exercise and heavy lifting for 4 weeks following the surgery. Unless otherwise stated in the post-operative controls, you should also avoid contacting the operation area with water. This period is an average of 3 days. For a few weeks after the operation, your breasts may swell and there may be bruises. This is perfectly normal. Unless the swelling in your breasts is completely gone, you cannot see and understand the results of breast surgery 100%.
- It is essential for best results to follow all your doctor’s recommendations during the recovery period of breast lift surgery. If patients have questions or concerns after the operation, you can contact us.
The clarity of the scar that will remain after breast reduction surgery varies according to three things. These are the technique applied, the genetics of the person, and environmental factors. You have no chance to change your genetics to leave fewer scars. However, by not smoking and eating a diet rich in vitamin C and protein, you can reduce the clarity of the scar that will remain. Although it is possible to try to reduce the clarity of the trace that will remain, unfortunately, it is not possible in today’s technology to leave no trace.
There is a very low probability of having a problem with the sensation or circulation of the nipple. Because in this surgery, the nipple is transferred to its new position on a thin stem. Although there is no way to definitively understand the power of this stem to feed the nipple during surgery, this risk is minimized with various precautions and experiences.
A decrease in the amount of breastfeeding can be observed due to the type of surgery performed. On the other hand, this situation also depends on the type of surgical application, whether the patient has the ability to breastfeed before the operation, and anatomical features such as breast size. If breastfeeding cannot be achieved after the surgery, the main reason for this may be the patient’s inability to breastfeed due to hormonal or genetic reasons. Because technically, lifting surgery does not eliminate breastfeeding, but it can reduce it.