Surgeries   Breast uplift

Breasts can lose their firmness as a result of aging, pregnancy or weight loss. Massages and pectoral exercises are no solution to this problem. A breast uplift is the only way to get an effective breast enhancement.

Lifting breast: the procedure

Depending on your wishes, the current volume and the elasticity of your breasts you can opt for a kind of breast augmentation or a kind of breast reduction .

People usually choose for a breast augmentation when only the gland volume is lost, when the nipple is not located too low and when there is no major excess skin. If this is the case, a breast implant is placed behind the mammary gland. This procedure has a lifting effect and leaves practically no scars.

When the breast is so pendulous that the nipple is located in or below the breast fold, a breast uplift will resemble a breast reduction . This type of breast uplift only involves skin, and not mammary gland tissue, to be removed. This surgery leaves more scars because more skin is removed. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia and takes about two to three hours.
For this type of breast uplift the plastic surgeon makes two incisions: the first around the areola and the second going from the areola to the breast fold. It is important to know that no incision will be made in the breast fold, whereas in the past this would have been the case. So, after the breast uplift there will be no anchor scar or inverted T.
After the incisions, the excess skin will be cut away. The nipple and the areola will stay connected to the mammary gland tissue and will be rearranged to a higher position. The skin above the nipple will be brought together along the underside.
You can also choose to get a breast prosthesis . A nipple correction or an areola correction can be executed during a breast uplift as well.

Sometimes during a breast uplift, subcutaneous drains are placed to drain off excess wound fluids. These tubes will be removed after two to three days.
The wounds will be stitched with fine sutures to make the scars as invisible as possible. One or two weeks after the breast uplift, the sutures will be removed.

Breast uplift: Cost

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