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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Lift Surgery, also called Mastopexy is a surgical procedure to lift and firm breasts, giving a more shapely, fuller and far more rejuvenated appearance. This technique is particularly suitable for correcting drooping breasts which can happen as a result of childbirth, sudden weight loss or as part of the natural aging process. No implants are needed for this treatment. This type of surgery doesn’t increase the size of the breasts, however if the breasts are too small, their size can be increased by placing silicon implants underneath the tightened breast tissue. (Breast Enlargement)
The operation is performed under general anesthetic and normally takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure. You will need to stay in the clinic overnight.
Breast Uplifts are not a permanent solution as it is not possible to indefinitely delay the effects of aging. You may need to repeat this surgery at a later date.
Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the Breast Lift procedure suitable to you at your consultation.
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At the consultations, Mr Ferrando will take your medical history, thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery and will explain each stage of your Breast Lift procedure to you. He will carefully discuss all options suitable to you and answer any questions you may have.
He will also explain the risks of smoking, the contraceptive pill and other medications to you as they can interfere with the general anesthetic procedure as well as the healing process.
You will need to bring a specific sports bra to the clinic. Mr Ferrando will tell you about the type and size of the bra at your final consultation.
Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients assures a maximum satisfactory outcome of Cosmetic Surgery.
Prior to surgery, Mr Ferrando will mark out guidelines onto your breasts with a pen while you are standing up. It will ensure perfect positioning and shape. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any last minute questions you may have.
An incision is made around the areola and runs further from the bottom edge to the crease under the breast. The areola will be moved to a higher position to give a firmer and more youthful appearance.
Breast Lifts can also be performed in combination with Breast Enlargement Surgery which involves implants placed under the breast tissue or underneath the muscle of the chest wall.
Once the implant is inserted into position the incision is carefully closed and a dressing will be applied to protect and support your breasts.
After Surgery – Recovery
You may feel tired and tender for the first few days after surgery with slight swelling and bruising in the breast area. This is only temporary. Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication to ease your discomfort.
Drainage tubes may be attached to your breasts and will be removed before you leave the clinic. You will need to keep the dressing on for a couple of weeks. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time where as others will need to be removed 7 to 10 days after surgery.
You will be required to wear the recommended sports bra, day and night, for the first 6 – 12 weeks to ensure the necessary support your breasts will need at this stage.
Patients are recommended to have at least one week off work to allow time to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least three weeks.
Follow up appointments will be made for you after surgery but if you have any questions or you feel unsure about anything in-between, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is very important to him.
Risks and Side Affects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.