Saggy breasts and ageing go hand in hand. It is an unavoidable change in women. The Fat and Muscle in the breast will atrophy and loose volume . Skin looses elastin and droops down. Breasts look deflated with dropped down nipples.
Breast lift is reshaping of the breast tissue and lifting up the nipple to a more pleasing position.
There is a very insignificant role of breastfeeding linked to the breast sag as compared to the above factors which dominate the scenario.
To understand solution for ptosis ( sag ) , it is important to understand the anatomy and grades of sagging because treatment differs with each grade.
The degree of your breast sag, nipple position and your desired breast shape will define what procedure suits you.
Dr. Mahadik spends a good time listening and talking to his patients understanding what they actually want.
It is important people understand that loss of volume cannot be replaced with the Breast Lift alone. The surgery is designed to “ support and reshape “ the breast tissue in a better way. This means that the breast will be rounder and firmer but always one cup size small breast.
Breast lift however, is the only option to restore the youthful breasts in this age group. Many women like to have firm and rounded breasts and actually prefer to go one size smaller, which may have been their normal size before pregnancy .
The choice of the procedure depends on
|Surgical time||2-4 hrs|
|Hospital||General anaesthesia and day surgery|
|Length of stay||3-4 hrs post surgery|
|Back to work||2 wks|
|Final outcome||upto 6 mnts till swelling settles down|
|Cost||The cost will vary depending whether you want an implant as opposed to simple lift.|
Please upload 3 photos for each set . Photos should show your body from neck to belly button.
SET 1 (standing position with rms by side) –
1. Front view 2. Oblique view and 3. Side view.
SET 2 ( Standing position with both hands held behind the head
1.Front view , 2.Oblique view and 3.Side view
A face to face consultation is necessary to understand the procedure , measurements taken and for the final quote.
One of the first questions Dr Mahadik asks his patient who desires an improved appearance of her breasts is , ‘ do you want to be the same size, larger, or smaller ‘.
If you are after a larger more perkier breast , with upper pole fullness and a better cleavage – Lift with an Implant is your answer.
An Implant has some advantages if combined with the lift. It restores,
This means a Breast lift in stage one and implant 3 months later.
Some patients have large size breasts that have sagged even further after pregnancy . Lift and implant at the same time comes with majore risks of nipple necrosis ( death ). The procedures have to be spaced out for your safety. Being overzealous and ambitious is unsafe with a complication rate of over 50 % in such cases.
Dr. Mahadik will examine your breasts to ascertain the type and feel of the breast tissue along with the quality of breast skin. He has the necessary breadth of experience to offer you one out of the three techniques of Breast Lifts that better suits you.
It is also important to consider the type of scar you are happy to accept after the surgery. Although no one likes to have scars , some lifts cant give you a desired outcome without an anchor type scar. Breast Lifts are also categorised on the basis of scars they leave , viz Circum-areolar , Lollypop and Anchor lifts.
To simplify further, the smaller the droop or sag the lesser the scar
Regardless of the type of incision/ scar, or choice of an implant to be used , the procedure involves standardised steps to achieve a good projection.
Each of theses procedures can be combined with an implant as per clinical indication and patients desire.
Circumareolar Lift – Gives you the best scar that hides around the areola rim.
Lollypop Lift – Is done for
Anchor Scar Lift –
|Garment||You will be in the bed with a garment applied on your breast which should be used for 4 weeks at least . You can take it off for shower after day 5.|
|Moderate pain||and discomfort is normal and gets better with pain relief tablets and antibiotics.|
|Drains||are used occasionally for 2 days to suck excess tissue fluid|
|We will see you in a week or 10 days post surgery to ensure proper healing is in place.|
|Exercises and normal work||is OK after 2 weeks|
|Gym and strenuous exercises||can be commenced after 4-6 weeks|
Its important to understand the potential complications before you sign up for any procedure.
General risks of any surgery are –
Specific risks with the procedure –
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