Breast Lift surgery, clinically known as mastopexy, aims to remove excess sagging skin and repositions the nipples higher on the chest.
Age and breastfeeding are the most common reasons women elect the breast lift surgery. It is considered a cosmetic surgery procedure; medical insurance may not cover the procedure unless it is being done as a part of a mastectomy reconstruction.
The breast lift surgery is a common procedure that may also involve implants; it is an outpatient procedure and generally does not require an overnight stay.
Many women worry about future pregnancies and breast feeding, but the procedure does not affect your future breast feeding or pregnancy plans. If you’re an adult with matured breasts, you may elect to have the breast lift surgery due to sagging breasts.
Am I a candidate for breast lift surgery?
A quick self-assessment involves placing a pen under your breasts, if it remains in place, you might want to consider the procedure.
Find a qualified cosmetic surgeon who will discuss your goals and steps which must be taken to achieve those goals. Your surgeon will also address any concerns you have and outline the details of your procedure, recovery and risks that may be involved.
Prepare yourself with a list of questions and concerns prior to your consultation. Here are common questions asked by patients interested in breast lift surgery:
- How long does the actual procedure take?
- How long is the recovery period?
- How many days will I have to be out of work?
- Will I need assistance during my recovery?
You’ll want to add specific questions relating to your particular lifestyle. Your surgeon and his team will provide you with post-surgery instructions you’ll want to follow closely, including medication for pain management. Restraining from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise is a must during your healing process. If you’re a smoker, quit.