Breast Lift Surgery (Breast Aesthetics)
Breast lifting surgery is a surgical procedure in which the breast shape is changed by reshaping the breast tissue and removed excess skin. Breast lift surgery can be performed to correct the changes and sagging in the breast due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, aging, and genetic characteristics.
Before Breast Lifting Surgery
Firstly, the necessary controls will be made by the doctor and the desired results from the surgery will be determined.
Secondly, Various laboratory tests are performed to evaluate the general health status and suitability for surgery. Mammograms may be recommended before and after surgery to monitor changes in breast tissue.
In addition, it is recommended that you give up smoking before the surgery, as smoking can decrease blood flow and slow the healing process.
How is Breast Lifting Surgery Performed?
Breast lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Various techniques can be used to reshape the breast tissue. The excess skin is removed by making incisions on the chest as determined according to the surgery plan. Breasts are lifted by tightening the tissue around the breast. Then the incisions are closed. The operation takes approximately 2-3 hours.
After Breast Lifting Surgery
After breast lift surgery, patients are usually discharged on the same day or 1 day after surgery.
After the operation, the breasts will be covered with a gauze or a surgical bra. Pain medication may be recommended in the first days. It is normal to have bruising and swelling in the breasts for about two weeks. Usually try to sleep on your back or lying on your side. Continue to wear the surgical bra as directed by your doctor, usually for three or four days. Breasts continue to change and settle within a few months after the operation, and the desired results become apparent.