What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure that lifts breasts and nipples. During the procedure, the nipples are repositioned, and skin is tightened around the breasts to create a more rejuvenated look.
A breast lift is an effective way of getting rid of breast problems caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, weight fluctuations, gravity, and heredity.
Suitability for a Breast Lift
You are an ideal candidate for a mastopexy surgery if you:
Have saggy breast tissue
Want to reposition your breasts
Have nipples and areolas pointing downward
Would like to improve your body proportions
Lost volume on your breasts
Wish to improve your confidence
Are healthy and at your ideal weight
Have done your research on the procedure and the possible risks
Recovery After a Breast Lift
Bruising, swelling, sensitivity, and mild pain are normal and expected. You might have to wear compression bandages or garments for support, prevention of excessive building of fluids, and correct positioning of the breasts. You must follow the specific instructions your surgeon gives you until you are fully healed. You may go back to work after a couple of weeks of rest for recovery.
As the Voila health care team, we will ensure that you have gone through all the necessary health checkups before your surgery, and always be there for you during recovery to ensure you feel your best the whole time.
Aftercare is as important as the surgery itself when it comes to boosting the effects of the procedure.
Quitting smoking and drinking during the healing process are recommended, as smoking and alcohol intake might slow down the healing and potentially affect the surgery results.
Make sure you keep yourself propped up with multiple pillows while lying down or sleeping.
Swelling is expected but it will start to go down after day 2 and 3, which are the most challenging. Just trust the process.
If necessary, your doctor may prescribe you painkillers.
Patience is key. A better you is on the way!