As part of the natural aging process, women lose skin elasticity and breasts begin to sag. Other factors can contribute to this process including pregnancy, breastfeeding, and excessive weight loss. When these changes occur, some women become unhappy with the appearance of their breasts and wish to return to their more youthful look. In these cases a breast lift or mastopexy can reduce or eliminate sagging, and, for women seeking enhancement in size, can be performed in conjunction with implants to increase the breasts’ volume. Though the advancements of technology, it has allowed surgeons to perform procedures with less invasive techniques and less scarring. These options specifically with a breast augmentation may be limited depending on the patients need and desire. Your surgeon can help determine your best option after observing your particular case, desired results, and medical history.
What is the recovery process like?
After surgery, you will experience some pain, bruising, and swelling. The extent varies for every patient, but incision and placement site can be contributing factors. There will be scaring from the incision, and some slight bleeding usually happens for the first few days. Heavy exercise should be avoided for several weeks based on your doctor’s recommendation. Return to daily activities or work can usually happen days to weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will guide you through this release to activities.