Why Choose Dr. Bajaj for Breast Lift Surgery?
Are you concerned that your breasts are ‘saggy’ or ‘deflated’? Have you noticed that your nipples point downwards rather than straight ahead? If these are some of your concerns, you may benefit from a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift will lift and reshape your breasts. In other words, if your nipple points to the floor, a mastopexy will remove the excess skin and reshape your breasts so that your nipple is now at the point of maximal projection of your breast.
Do I Need an Implant With a Breast Lift?
Whether you need an implant in addition to your mastopexy will really depend on the look you desire. While a mastopexy will reshape your breast and restore the position of your nipple-areola complex, it will not raise or lift where your breast sits on your chest wall or give you a rounded appearance along the top part of your breasts. These goals can only be achieved if an implant is also placed in addition to the mastopexy. Women who do not want an implant but still want some fullness may also be candidates for fat transfer which can be performed at the same time as the mastopexy.
Can a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Be Performed at the Same Time?
Yes, both procedures can be performed at the same time.
What Is Involved With the Surgery?
A mastopexy is typically performed under general anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. Most women will have either a lollipop-shaped scar or an anchor scar on their breasts. These scars will take 6-12 months to fade.
Will I Lose Nipple Sensation?
Since we are moving the nipple, there is a possibility of losing the nipple sensation, at least temporarily. If you lose sensation, most of the time, it will return within 6-12 months. The risk of permanent loss of sensation is 3-5%.
What Is the Recovery?
Most women are able to drive within 3-5 days and return to work after 3-5 days. Recovery may also vary based on any additional procedures that you may have.