Breast Lift India
For a woman, her breasts form an integral part of her personality, her beauty. And when they sag, she begins feeling old, sometimes even before her time. Breasts, however, sag due to many reasons: childbirth, wrong posture when breastfeeding, age, genes, and weight fluctuations thanks to yoyo dieting. Earlier it was believed that once the breasts sag, nothing can be done about it.
Here’s news: sagging breasts can be lifted by a cosmetic surgery procedure known as Mastopexy.
Droopy, sagging breasts change a woman’s body contour, making it unattractive. Psychologists have found many women with injured self esteem and eroded self confidence. Sometimes, it manifests into depression, and patients cannot identify why.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, reshapes your breasts and areolas to create an aesthetically pleasing contour that is firmer, more buoyant and youthful.
A breast lift or Mastopexy reshapes and re-contours the breasts by addressing Ptosis (droopiness) and slackness. The surgery gives patients youthful bust lines. During the procedure, breasts are “lifted” by removing excess skin and tissue. The nipple is placed at a higher position, making breasts look perkier, tighter and younger.A breast lift will not increase the size of your chest.
Visible scarring could occur and would depend on the severity of Ptosis.
During your consultation with the expert, measurements may be taken to determine the degree of Ptosis.
Breast Augmentation: in a nutshell
Breast augmentation increases your cup size. Implants made of either saline or silicone cohesive gel, are inserted. Breast Augmentation has been designed only to address size issues rather than any other aesthetic concern. The implant type may positively affect the shape of the breasts.
Simply put, if your breasts sag, then you’ll need a breast lift. If you want larger breasts, then you’ll need Breast Augmentation.
Breast lift and Breast Augmentation
Do your breasts droop along with causing you concern about their size? If yes, you could opt for a combination of the two procedures. Both your breast related problems can be sorted out at the same time. End result: perkier breasts in a larger size. It’s time to get yourself some new inner wear!
- Periareolar (Donut) Breast Lift
- Vertical Mastopexy Breast Lift
- Full/Anchor Mastopexy
In Mastopexy, the Periareolar Technique or Donut Technique results in a scar usually limited to a circular mark around the areola.
Vertical Mastopexy or the lollipop technique involves a vertical incision and creates scars that both circle the areola and extend downward to the breast crease.
Severe cases of breast sagging are typically treated using the Full/Anchor Mastopexy. This “anchor” technique includes the circle and line scars described above as well as a curved mark underneath their breast in the natural crease.
- Hypertrophic scars are red, raised and lumpy
- Keloids are tissue overgrowths that extend past the incisions made during surgery or the development of inner scar tissue.
Smokers or those who have a medical history of abnormal scarring are at greater risk for developing more apparent breast lift scars. Scar gels and silicone gel sheeting can help minimize scarring. It’s important to remember that scarring looks worse just after surgery and begin fading over time. Wound Separation (Dehiscence) Revision surgery isn’t usually required to treat the wound separation problem. Smokers and diabetics are among those who may experience a separation of the operating wound edges. If wounds do separate, take care to keep the area as clean as possible. Women who experience wound separation will take longer to completely recover from their Mastopexy.
Breast Skin or Nipple Loss Due to effects on the blood circulation during a breast lift, there is a risk that part of the breast skin, or the nipple, could turn black. It is a much higher risk, however, in diabetics and smokers, and for this reason Mastopexy surgery is not perform on these patients.
Breast Asymmetry Naturally, all women have some level of asymmetry. It is when this asymmetry is noticeable and causes distress and discomfort, correction using surgery must be done for a more balanced look.
Blood Loss Excessive blood loss, although not common, may need blood transfusion. If the bleeding fails to stop on its own, it needs immediate medical attention. To reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding, patients are given instructions to avoid the use of anti-coagulant medications and supplements like vitamin E, garlic tablets and aspirin.
Hematoma A hematoma is caused by blood collecting and clotting in a body cavity. It could cause swelling, pain, develop scar tissue, infections and other complications. Patients would know a hematoma has developed when one breast becomes significantly bigger than the other, even 2-3 times bigger! It would also become very painful – a sure sign that the doctor must know and medical care must be administered immediately.
Fat Necrosis When fat lacks a proper supply of blood it becomes necrotic, or perishes. The affected tissue turns orange and begins to weep. This is a problem and could lead to causing major infections. Patients must seek immediate treatment to remove the necrotic tissue. However, it is a rare occurrence in breast tissue and can be seen in smokers, women who suffer from diabetes or circulatory problems. Those who have undergone radioactive/chemotherapy treatment are at an increased risk of developing necrosis.
Infection Normally, infections show up within three days following surgery. The signs are severe swelling, redness, significant pain that shows no sign of improvement, discharge, a foul smell, a fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher and intense heat stemming from the operated area.
General Dissatisfaction with Surgical Results of Mastopexy Dissatisfaction will not occur if patients have realistic expectations from their breast lift surgery. In any surgery, skin is cut. Therefore scarring is a given. You need to accept that in your mind. Anyway, these scars are never visible in public. When you know what to expect, you automatically keep your expectations real. And we, at Chennai Plastic Surgery are known to exceed expectations in a positive way.