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Aging, gravity, and motherhood are some of the most common reasons for droopy breasts. Often cycles of putting on and losing weight can also result in droopy breasts. The internal breast ligaments are stretched out and as a result, breasts droop.

With breast lift surgery (medically known as “mastopexy”), it is possible to recreate the shape of the breasts, which look youthful and feel firm.

Before the operation, you are advised to lose weight, stop smoking, stop all medications containing aspirin, and perhaps stop birth control pills also.

About the Breast Lift Procedure

The operation is usually carried out under general anesthesia in an outpatient facility. Usually areola (darker skin around the nipple) and nipple are repositioned at a higher level and the rest of the breast tissue is reshaped in a tighter cone. Any excess skin is removed. Often saline or silicone implants may be placed over or under the muscle to increase the volume of the breast. Usually, this is recommended when the patient desires to have fullness of the breast above the nipple.

After Surgery: Recovery

After breast lift surgery, pain medications are prescribed for pain control. Dressings and bra are worn for 2-3 weeks. Sutures are removed around 2 weeks. You are strongly advised against strenuous physical exercises like swimming, tennis, golf, etc. for 4-6 weeks. Scars will fade in about 12 months time to a pale line in most cases.

Mild to moderate sagging can be corrected by simply inserting an implant. More severe cases needs breast reshaping with or without implants. It is best to undertake this procedure after you decided to have no further pregnancies, since such an event will decrease the effectiveness of the procedure. The breast lift is not a permanent procedure since gravity, weight changes, and time will take their toll.

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