Some women find that as a result of pregnancy, breast feeding, or simply the ageing process, their breasts lose their shape and firmness. A breast lift (Mastopexy) is the surgical procedure used to lift and reshape the breasts. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola, the skin surrounding the nipple.
There are many different techniques for breast lift surgery, but all aim to elevate the nipple, achieve adequate filling of the breast mound, and reduce excess breast skin. The exact approach used will depend on your breast shape and expectations. Mr TImms will work closely with you to determine which option will achieve the best possible results.
The Vectra camera system can be used to demonstrate a likely result of surgery. The Vectra uses 6 cameras to demonstrate a realistic 3 dimensional image which can show the effects of Mastopexy surgery.
Post Op Care
DURING YOUR HOSPITAL STAY
- you will wake after breast surgery with dressings on each breast. There is the possibility of requiring drains – this will be decided by Mr Timms during the operation. Your anaesthetist will have prescribed medication to keep you comfortable during your hospital stay and you will have pain relief prescribed for discharge also.
WHAT TO WEAR
- a soft bra/crop top/singlet with shelf is adequate support for your breasts post operatively. There are specialised garments available – these may be purchased pre or post operatively. Mr Timms’ staff will give you advice regarding this. Please avoid wearing underwire bras for 6 weeks after your surgery.
- an appointment will be made for you to be reviewed by Mr Timms’ nurse in the rooms approx 1 week after your surgery.
- depending on the nature of your breast surgery you will advised to avoid driving for at least 2 weeks and possibly up to 6 weeks post operatively. It is advisable that you refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. Most activities can be recommenced after your 6 week review with Mr Timms.