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Breast lift (mastopexy)

Mastopexy - the breast lift - tightens breast tissues and removes excess skin, giving them a more ideal shape and position.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Side Effects

You may temporarily lose sensation in the nipples. Unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, skin discolorations, permanent pigment changes, swelling, bruising, and nerve, blood vessel, and muscle damage are risks too.

Asymmetrical breasts can be revised with further surgery.

Who shouldn't use it: Breast lifts shouldn't interfere with nursing after giving birth, but if you're planning on having a child in the future, definitely let your surgeon know.

Drawbacks: Long-term scarring may be problematic for some.

Recovery Time For Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Prescription pain medication can be taken for five days after surgery. It may be possible to drive after six days and return to work after one or two weeks.

The average patients rests a full eight days. Most breast lift patients say they feel "back to normal" after 28 days.

After care for breast lift (mastopexy): Bruising can persist for about three weeks, so wear loose clothing to avoid irritating the area. After surgery, a gauze wrap will be wound around your chest to control swelling and to provide support for your breasts. A surgical bra may be used in place of the gauze.

After a week, you can switch to a softer bra specifically structured for patients who have had breast surgery. You'll wear this for several weeks. The stitches used to close surgical incisions can be removed within two weeks by your doctor.

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