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Breast lift

Breast surgery
Procedure

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his operation removes excess skin in and around the breast that has been stretched during pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Breast implants may also be used in conjunction with this procedure to achieve the desired result.

Duration

Approximately 2 – 3 hours.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia is administered and the patient is completely asleep. The procedure can also be performed under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia.

Treatment

Either is possible depending on the patient’s medical condition and the preference of the surgeon.

Side-effects

Temporary bruising, swelling, some mild discomfort, numbness, and dry/tender breast skin.

Risks

Unfavorable scarring with keloid formations is possible. In addition skin loss, infection, unevenly positioned nipples (asymmetry), and the possibility of permanent loss of feeling in the nipples and/or the breasts.

Recovery

The patient can return to work within one week or more and may resume strenuous activities after one month. The fading of scars may take several months to one year.

Result

The outcome varies from patient-to-patient. Other factors that may influence results are: gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes which may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure adding support to the newly positioned breast tissue.