As you age, your skin inevitably begins to lose much of its natural elasticity and ability to quickly and easily “snap back” into place. Because of this slow and natural process, you’ve begun to notice a change in the appearance of your breasts as you get older. If you have a smaller bust, the changes might be subtler, causing your breasts to begin to sag slightly. However, if you have larger breasts, you’ve begun to notice much more drastic sagging, called “ptosis,” and a significant change to the shape of you breasts as you’ve age. When you look at yourself in the mirror, you don’t like what you see.
A breast lift, or Mastopexy, is able to give you a more sensuous and appealing figure by lifting sagging breasts for a perkier, more youthful projection. As a popular option for new mothers who want their old figure back and women who’ve lost a lot of weight, you’ll come out of surgery looking younger, more in shape, and feeling better about yourself. According to the 2016 study, Self-reported psychological development in cosmetic breast surgery patients, women who had a breast lift felt more confident and attractive as well.
Examples of the before and after of a breast lift.
Breast lift at Estetikcentrum
9 Reasons Why Your Breast Lift in Malmö is Better at Estetikcentrum
Thanks to differences in each individual patient’s goals and physical anatomy, no two breast lifts are ever exactly alike. Our skill and experience allow us to help a wide range of women who come in seeking a way to regain the figure of their youth.
Before and after
1. We’re a Boutique Clinic.
First and foremost, we’re a boutique plastic surgery clinic, which means we’re able to offer you a unique service, personalized specifically for you. There are no cookie-cutter, “one size fits all” procedures done here. We aren’t a factory, and we won’t treat you like you’re on an assembly line. We recognize that each patient is unique, and the smaller size of our clinic allows us to give you the attention you deserve.
2. Your Choice of a Female or Male Surgeon.
We have a team of dedicated surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery. Each of our surgeons has extensive knowledge and expertise in the particular procedures they perform, so you can have the confidence in knowing that you’re in the hands of an expert.
For a procedure as intimate as this one, some women simply aren’t comfortable with a male doctor. Luckily, you have the option of selecting our talented female plastic surgeon.
Amongst our team of plastic surgeons, one is a female board certified plastic surgeon with almost 10 years of experience. Dr. Tina Tos is the Senior Consultant of Plastic Surgery at Herlev University Hospital and is world renowned as a leader in breast reconstruction and microsurgery. Because of her profound knowledge of female breast anatomy, Dr. Tos is able to consistently achieve beautiful and natural-looking results for her patients.
3. We Take Preemptive Action Against the Risk of Infection.
We take special precaution to fight the possibility of post-op infection. In a procedure called “antibiotic prophylaxis”, we give you antibiotics before your surgery even begins. This simple measure helps to significantly lower the possibility of infection during the procedure and afterward, so you can experience a faster and easier recovery.
4. We Minimize Bleeding and Bruising.
We use a bloodless technique known as “hemostasis.” This technique involves a special surgical instrument that is used to carefully dissect the breast tissue, while at the same time cauterizing any small blood vessels. This stops bleeding, which, in turn, helps to reduce trauma to the area, controls bruising, and promotes a faster recovery period.
5. You’ll Have a Rounder, Fuller Breast Shape.
We use a more advanced technique for the actual breast lift itself. Our method involves in some cases make a variation of the traditional vertical incision, so that the breast tissue can be modified to allow for more fullness and volume in the upper part of your breasts. This results in a rounder, fuller shape overall and better cleavage!
6. We Apply Advanced Suturing Techniques for Stronger Support of Your Incisions.
We use a 3 layer suturing system to give your treated breast tissues the strongest support, and reduce scarring as much as we can. As the name suggests, this method uses 3 different layers of suturing, each used for a different purpose. The first layer of sutures is for the deepest tissues, and is made with absorbable polydioxanone sutures (PDS). This layer of sutures is the foundation that supports the visible scar on the upper layers of skin. PDS are left in the body and slowly dissolve on their own over several months. This allows your body to form enough scar tissue to firmly and completely close the incision.
The second layer of sutures are used to close the ends of the incisions, helping to lessen any tension on them. These sutures are made with polyglactin 901 (also known by the brand name Vicryl) sutures, which are also absorbed by your body, but much more quickly than PDS.
Finally, absorbable glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone sutures, also called monocryl sutures, are used to close the most superficial incision line in the surface of the skin. These sutures are best suited for the soft tissue of the upper layers of skin, and only need to hold their strength for a few weeks as your skin heals.
While our 3 layer suturing system helps your body heal quickly and efficiently, it’s not the only way we help to minimize tension on the incisions. Medical tape is also used to cover your incisions for 3 or 4 months after your surgery. The tape works with your sutures to help minimize tension. Too much tension can make scars more noticeable, so the less tension you have on your healing incisions, the smaller and less noticeable your scars are likely to be when all is said and done.
7. You Won’t Feel Cold During and After Your Surgery.
We offer fluid warmers and an electric warming blanket immediately following your procedure. It’s very common to feel cold, and even to start shivering a bit once you’ve woken up from the operation. To help keep you warm and cozy during and after surgery, all the IV fluids you receive are warmed to body temperature before being administered. We also offer a nice warm electric blanket to keep those shivers at bay. Sure, it might be a bit of an extra cost for us, but we think they’re important to making your surgical experience a more comfortable one!
8. You’ll Have Your Very Own Recovery Room Nurse.
Once your procedure is complete, we will move you into our recovery room, where you can rest and relax for a while between your surgery and heading home. While in our recovery room, you’ll be watched over by your very own nurse, who will sit quietly and keep an eye on your vitals until you’re ready to go. If you have questions, concerns, or comments, your nurse will be close by to help you.
9. You’ll Get a Medical Note Allowing You 2 Weeks Off from Work.
Before you leave our offices, we make sure to provide you with a medical note allowing for up to 2 weeks off from work. Most people are usually able to return to work after about a week or so, but it’s important that you take your recovery seriously, and don’t over exert yourself too early. That’s why you’ll be able to take up to 2 weeks off so that you can devote yourself to a proper recovery.
The very first step you’ll need to take towards your breast lift will be a consultation with your surgeon. And the very first step your surgeon will take during this consultation will be a thorough exam to make sure you’re a good candidate for the surgery. For women over 40, this exam will include a mammography. The best patients for breast lift surgery should:
• Be over 18 years old.
• Have drooping breasts.
• Be in good physical and mental health.
• Not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Not be planning to become pregnant.
• Be at a stable weight with no more weight loss plans.
If you have just had a child, you’ll need to wait at least 6 months after you’ve given birth or stopped breastfeeding (whichever came later) before having a breast lift.
One of the things your surgeon will be trying to assess is whether a lift, or augmentation with implants will better help you reach your goals. In general, if sagging is your only problem, you’ll proceed with the lift. If, on the other hand, you aren’t suffering from too much sagging, your surgeon may recommend implants alone. After a few months of recovery, you can then reassess, and decide if you still want a lift, too.
Two of the most common reasons women seek breast lift surgery are pregnancy and weight loss. General aging is also a reason. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can contribute to breast sagging, so for this reason, we recommend that you wait to have a breast lift until you’ve finished having children. The procedure of breast lift won’t have any effect on your ability to get pregnant again, but future pregnancies can undo your results.
Similarly, massive weight loss can also leave you with sagging breasts. And just like with pregnancy, we recommend that you wait until you have met your weight loss goal before undergoing a breast lift. More weight loss after the surgery can have a negative impact on your results.
During your consultation, your surgeon will also discuss all the risks that go along with the breast lift procedure. Although this is a very safe operation, every surgery has its risks, and you should be aware of them before going forward. Most of the risks that go along with this procedure involve the small chance of infection, or poor results. That being said, it’s important to point out that there is also a small risk of numbness in the breasts, and some trouble with breastfeeding following the procedure, although these complications are very rare.
The recovery phase that comes after a breast lift will be a little different for every patient. Exactly how long your healing will take will depend on the extent of your surgery, your own body’s natural healing process, and any additional procedures you had performed at the same time.
You can probably expect to return to sedentary work after about a week, but you’ll still need to stay away from any energetic physical activities for a while. You’ll need to take special care to avoid bending and lifting because they can put strain on your chest and incisions, making your recovery more difficult and complicated. You’ll also need to wear a sports bra for the first 4 to 6 weeks. This acts as a compression garment to help control swelling, while allowing you to heal into your new, more youthful shape.
In most cases, you’ll likely be able to go back to your normal exercise and activity levels after about 3 weeks or so, but you should always follow the advice of your surgeon. Take it slow at first, and work your way back up to your normal routine. Discomfort and pain is common at first, and usually fades after a few weeks. Swelling can take up to a few months to completely disappear, but most of it will disappear in a month or two.
Scars are, unfortunately, unavoidable with a breast lift. The technique we use is called a “keyhole incision,” which means the incision is made around the nipple, and extends to the bottom of the breast. This results in a vertical scar, also known as a lollipop scar. The appearance of these scars will fade over time, but they are permanent. You can minimize the appearance of scars by:
• Wearing your sports bra as directed by your surgeon.
• Avoiding smoking.
• Staying hydrated during and beyond recovery.
• Sticking to a healthy diet.
• Using silicone sheets, which we can provide you with.
• Gently massaging the scar.
Most of our patients say that the benefits they receive from the breast lift procedure far outweigh the negative appearance of scars. In fact, it is extremely rare for our patients to complain about their scars at all.
A breast lift will leave you with noticeably firmer, younger looking, and perkier breasts. You’ll probably see an immediate improvement to your figure as soon as you’re out of surgery, but the real, full results can take a few months to be completely revealed. Swelling will slowly fade over several weeks, eventually showing off your new breast shape. The results of your breast lift can last for decades to come, though the exact time frame with be different for each unique patient.
Unfortunately, nothing can stop the inevitable effects of aging and gravity, but there are a few things you can do to help make sure your results last. Try to maintain a healthy weight. Large changes in body weight will stretch your skin and damage your results. Secondly, take care of your skin. This means using moisturizer and sunscreen, and staying out of direct sunlight whenever possible.
What is the difference between a breast lift and breast reduction?
It’s important to keep in mind that a breast lift and a breast reduction are similar, but not quite the same. While the goal of a reduction is to make uncomfortably large breasts smaller and lighter by removing tissue, it also gives you a perkier shape. A breast lift simply returns the breasts to a more youthful and flattering position on the chest, usually without removing much tissue at all so you don’t experience much of a decrease in breast volume.
Who can get a breast lift?
A breast lift can be performed on healthy women who want perkier breasts and understand the risks related to the surgery.
Where are breast lift scars?
A breast lift scar is located around the areola, then vertically down to the breast fold. The appearance resembles a lollipop. Scarring around the areola is well hidden by the darker, textured border of the areola, while the vertical scar remains well hidden by a bra or bikini.
Who is the best breast lift surgeon?
The best breast lift surgeon is the one with which you feel most comfortable and have good rapport. Your aesthetic surgeon should be certified and experienced in performing cosmetic breast surgery. Trust your instincts!
What does breast lift involve?
A breast lift involves making incisions around the areola and vertically down to the breast fold. Tissue is removed and repositioned to create a perkier appearance, then the incisions are closed with sutures.
How long does Mastopexy take?
Mastopexy takes 1-3 hours. Usually, the more correction that’s desired, the longer the procedure.
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