Breast lift (mastopexy) is a procedure used to surgically raise and improve the appearance of saggy breasts and can also be performed for areola reduction. Breast implants may be inserted alongside mastopexy to help enhance small breasts or those that have lost volume in order to improve proportion and increase firmness.
Breast reduction surgery is often performed to decrease breast proportions and improve contour in order to eliminate any physical discomfort due to a heavy chest area and ensure an overall balance in your body’s appearance.
Breast lifts enable you to:
$2,500 to $10,000
Breast reduction surgery typically involves making an anchor-shaped incision that loops around and moves down past the areola, following the curve just underneath the breast. The surgery may be performed as an outpatient or inpatient (overnight) procedure, depending on your unique situation. You will be under general anesthesia in both cases. Thus, you will be asleep while the surgery takes place, which may take around two to five hours or more to complete.
There are a couple of approaches to breast reduction surgery that your surgeon can choose to follow. This choice will depend on how your breasts look in terms of shape and size, the amount of tissue that requires removal, as well as your desired results. These approaches include:
Your surgeon will inform you of any specific instructions you must follow before your surgery. In general, these may include:
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Possible risks and complications of this procedure can include:
It is also important to note that breast lift surgery can potentially hinder diagnostic procedures, but does not generally interfere with pregnancy. However, the breast changes that normally occur as a result of pregnancy may undo the results achieved through surgery. One more thing that’s worth noting is that since the surgical procedure involves some breast tissue removal, the normal breastfeeding process may be affected.
Sutures that were used to stitch up deeper incisions may suddenly emerge through the skin a few weeks post-surgery, with the expected absorption time taking around four to six months. This happens because the sutures are considered by the body to be foreign material; as such, the body will try to force or push them out during the healing phase.
Who are the best candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery?
The best candidates for this procedure are women who have heavy, saggy breasts that often cause physical discomfort/pain and interfere with everyday activities. Breast reduction is typically only performed once the breasts have gone through the complete development phase, but can be carried out before time if heavy breasts are causing extreme discomfort to the patient.
It is important to note that breast reduction is not recommended for women who plan to breastfeed, and is most suitable for candidates who have a very good understanding of the procedure, as well as sensible expectations of the results that can be achieved.
How long will I stay in Bangkok?
You will typically be expected to stay in the hospital for about one to two nights, after which you will be discharged. While you can enjoy some shopping and sightseeing before your follow-up appointment is scheduled to take place, you must avoid swimming, heavy lifting, and other high-intensity activities. After attending your check-up session, which will usually be scheduled about 7 to 10 days post-surgery, you can resume work or travel.
How long is the recovery period?
Many patients are usually able to walk with slow but careful steps the day following surgery, with progress expected to be seen over the next couple of days. You will notice some bruising or swelling, but it will typically take around two weeks for these effects to wear off. You must limit engaging in physical activity and any contact with the breasts for the first four weeks. Completion of the healing phase as well as the full final results can be expected in the next 6 to 12 months.
Is the lifted result permanent?
It is inevitable that the effects of aging will cause your results to change over the years following surgery, which means that the breasts may gradually start to sag again. Factors such as considerable weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and lactation could also undo the results achieved from the breast lift procedure.
Aside from the improved appearance of my breasts, will there be other changes?
Breast lift surgery can affect the results that may be seen when undergoing a mammogram. As the procedure involves the removal of breast tissue to a certain extent, this may prove to have a considerable negative effect when you start to breastfeed.