A woman’s breasts tend to loose their shape over time becoming less firm, along with lowering of the nipples and loss of breast volume. These changes are often the result of gravity, pregnancy, hormonal changes as one ages, loss of body weight and loss of skin tone and elasticity. A breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure designed to rejuvenate or restore the breast shape and raise the nipple position to a more youthful anatomic position. A mastopexy may be performed in conjunction with an augmentation, which will add volume to the breast. The procedure can also be modified to reduce the size of the areola (dark portion of skin around the nipple). This procedure is performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. There are many different surgical approaches to a mastopexy, Dr. Majzoub tends to favor those approaches which afford the best breast shape and minimize visible scars. Depending on the complexity of your procedure, operating time varies between 2-4 hours.
Patients should anticipate the need to take 3-5 days off from work. Recovery is generally uneventful with light pain medication. Patients are encouraged to ambulate shortly after surgery and perform breathing exercises. A surgical brassiere is prescribed to help support your breast incisions over the next 6 weeks. Dr. Majzoub uses dissolvable sutures around the incisions sites.
The results of a mastopexy are immediate, notably, a more youthful breast shape and nipple position. Swelling will gradually subside over the next 3-4 months. Scars will smooth out and fade with time. Most individuals can return to their daily routines in 2 weeks.
For more information on whether you may be a candidate for a breast lift procedure, contact Louisville Plastic Surgery Consultants at 502.899.9996. At Louisville Plastic Surgery Consultants our goal is complete patient satisfaction.
Medical Disclaimer: All medical procedures are associated with some degree of anesthetic and operative risks. Surgical results may vary from person to person.Your specific anesthetic and operative risks will be outlined at the time of your consultation.