What is the purpose of breast lift surgery?
Breast lift surgery is done to lift sagging or drooping breasts, which gives an unattractive appearance. Sagging breasts occurs as secondary to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
How is breast lift surgery performed?
Breast lift surgery is performed by making incisions around the breast and lifting it. Patients who have extensive sagging will require extensive scars. However, most of the scars are hidden.
Patients that have moderate sagging may benefit from having a breast implant placed. Breast implants, when placed in the right position, will lift the breast with fewer scars, giving a more youthful appearance.
What is the duration and downtime of the breast lift surgery?
Surgery usually takes approximately 3 hours. Following surgery, most patients will not experience much pain. There may be some bruising and swelling. Most patients can get back to normal within 2 weeks following surgery.