(breast lift, Mastopexy, up-lifting of droopy breasts, Breast enlargement abroad, plastic surgery abroad, Boob Lift in Poland)
1. General Treatment Information
a) Expected results, benefits
What are the advantages of breast uplift surgery?
The greatest benefit of undergoing a breast uplift surgery is much-increased self-confidence and self-esteem. Every woman wants her breast to look beautiful, healthy, firmly. After the surgery, your breasts will be in the ideal shape. You could eventually wear tops without a bra, deep neck shirts and not hide in the bikini. You will walk with your head high and catch men’s eye. You will feel more attractive and feminine!
b) About the procedure
The process of breast uplift is a complex surgery where the surgeon begins with making the incisions on each breast in order to lift them, position and remove an excess skin. Your nipples will be repositioned to be sure your new breast looks natural and great. Sometimes due to a lack of natural breast tissue, your Doctor may recommend combining the uplift surgery with breast augmentation (this procedure involves using breast implants) to receive a fuller effect.
c) Treatment Schedule
The mastopexy surgery is carried out under a general anaesthetic. Depending on the Patient’s case it takes about 2 hours if combined with breast enlargement may take approximately 2,5 hours. If the augmentation is needed the surgeon makes an incision in the formerly planned place and forms an implant pocket under the breasts muscle. The surgeon inserts the implant into the pocket. After waking up from the surgery you will probably experience pain. Your Doctor will prescribe pain relief medicines. You will have your new post-surgery bra over the dressing. A drainage tube (plastic tube) will be inserted in each breast, they will be removed after about 2-3 days. They are used to drain excess fluid or blood out of the breasts.
d) Potential side effects
What are the risks of breast uplift surgery?
Breast uplift surgery is considered as safe and commonly performed but bare in mind that there might be always some risk. Possible side effects may include swelling and bruising after the procedure, but these effects will resolve spontaneously. You may have also scars – it depends on the type of skin and individual conditions. Rarely there may occur infections, loss of nipple sensation, asymmetry, nerve damage, reactions to general anaesthetic or interference of breastfeeding. If your surgery included breast implants than side effects may include also rippling, displacement, leakage, rupturing, capsular contracture, interferential with mammogram results. The risks can be mineralized by adherence to surgeon’s instructions.
e) Full Recovery Time
Stitches are usually removed after the week from the surgery. First two weeks are the most difficult as you may experience swelling and pain – you should rest a lot and have someone who will take care of the daily things such as shopping, household, childcare. You will probably feel tired. For the first 6 – 12 weeks you should wear a special post-surgery bra all night and day, you could only undress it to shower since your stitches have been removed. You need to wear it unless your Surgeon tells you to. You can get back to work usually after 14 days (including driving a car) but the full activity may take up to 6-9 weeks.
2. Patient’s preparation
The very important issue before a surgery is that you need to be completely healthy, without any virus or bacterial infections. You will probably need to undergo some test as:
- Blood count, APTT (blood clotting)
- Blood group
- ECG (required for Patients over 40 years old)
- Breast Ultrasound or Mammography
- Chest X-ray
You will be asked to bring all of your medical documentation especially concerning chronic diseases. Your Doctor will probably ask you to stop smoking; Sometimes your Doctor may also ask you to stop taking hormones 30 days before planned surgery. If you have a general anaesthesia, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything for about six hours, before your surgery. You may also be asked to stop taking medicines that rarefy your blood (like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) during two weeks before surgery, not to drink alcohol.
You should discuss the final decision with your Cosmetic Surgeon. This procedure is suitable for Woman who feels no longer attractive due to their excess breast skin after weight loss, ageing or pregnancy.
4. Qualification for the procedure
If your general health condition allows you to undergo surgery as well as general anaesthesia and you have discussed your decision with your Surgeon, your breasts are not firm; they are empty looking, and flatter and you have lost your self-confidence you may be a good candidate for breast uplift surgery.