There is no one cause of breast sag (ptosis). Hereditary disposition, lifestyle factors, pregnancy and the natural aging process can all contribute to the appearance of saggy, deflated breasts. If you long for the days of perky, youthful-looking breasts, you may benefit from breast lift (mastopexy). Renowned plastic surgeon and founder of Attune Clinic, Mr Miles Banwell has performed breast lift on a great number of women bothered by the appearance of breast sag. Following breast lift, patients can enjoy the appearance of shapelier and perkier breasts and restored self-confidence.
Can I Benefit from Breast Lift?
You may be a candidate for breast lift if you:
- Have sagging breasts due to genetics, pregnancy, weight fluctuations or aging
- Your breasts and/or nipples sit below the natural breast crease line
- Your nipples point southward
- Desire a more attractive and youthful breast shape and position
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations from plastic surgery
It is important to note that although mastopexy enhances the breast shape, it does not increase breast size. If you desire larger breasts, Mr Banwell may recommend combining lift surgery with breast implants. The plastic surgeon can go over the pros and cons of a combination procedure during your initial consultation. When designing your treatment plan, Mr Banwell will take your anatomy and your personal preferences into consideration.
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
Breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Mr Banwell begins the procedure by creating an incision. There are several incision techniques; the surgeon will select the one that will best achieve your desired result. Once the incision is made, Mr Banwell will reshape and tighten the breast tissue, moving it to a higher position on the chest wall. If necessary, Mr Banwell will eliminate excess fat using liposuction techniques. He will then remove excess breast skin and tighten the remaining skin. Oversized aeroles are resized and southward pointing nipples are placed higher on the breast mounds. During a breast augmentation and lift combination procedure, breast implants are inserted through the incisions to address the breast size. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures and the breasts are dressed with shower-proof dressings and a surgical bra.
What Results Can I Expect?
Following breast lift, the treatment area may be bruised, sore and swollen. These side effects are normal and temporary. You should anticipate taking one week off from work and your normal routine after your surgery. Rest is key during the initial recovery period. Mr Banwell will provide you with detailed instructions to follow during your recovery. He will also make any needed modifications to your recovery, based on your healing progress.
Immediately after the procedure, you will notice that your breasts will sit relatively high up on the chest wall. As you heal, your breasts will settle into a natural-looking yet perky position on the chest wall.
Known for his expertise and world-class patient care, Mr Banwell is the trusted choice for London & Essex patients who are seeking perkier, younger-looking breasts. To learn more about breast lift, please contact Attune Clinic today.