Procedure – This procedure is a rather common procedure these days. It raises the breasts as well as reshapes them. This enhancement procedure is done with out the aid of implants. Depending on the degree of the sagging, several incisions will have to be made. The greater the sagging generally the more insicsions required. A patient who requires only a little lift will have a periareolar incision, if the sagging is great there are several techniques used, for instance the Anchor incision. This involves three incisions, the first one being around the areola designating a new position for the nipple. The second incision is a vertically running one from the base of the nipple to the bottom of the breast. The last incision is just above the fold of the underside of the breast. Where there is excess skin around these flaps, they will be removed. The nipple is kept intact with the underlying connective tissue, nerves and blood supply thus decreasing the chances of loss of sensation.
Duration – The operation length ranges from two to three and a half hours
Anesthesia – You can have a local or a general Anesthetic
Hospital Stay – Over night stay is required for the procedure.
Removal of stiches – ten days after the surgery.
Scar tissue healing period – twleve to eighteen months.
Risks and side effects – As with any operation the risks of infection and reaction to the anesthesia may occur. Bleeding and scarring are other side effects of the procedure. All of the above mentioned can be prevented and minimized with the utmost care and preparation for the operation.
Physical work/sports can be done – two months later.