Mastopexy, or breast lift raises and recontours loose, sagging breasts. Frequently, a woman elects this surgery after losing a considerable amount of weight, or losing volume and tone in her breasts after having children.
In a breast lift, Dr. Nigro relocates the nipple and areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) to a higher position, repositions the breast tissue to a higher level, and removes excess skin from the lower portion of the breast. The remaining breast skin is then reshaped. If you have your breasts enlarged as well as lifted, an implant may be placed behind your breast tissue or chest muscle.
This surgery commonly results in scars around the areola, extending vertically down the breast and horizontally along and underneath the breast. In some cases, variations in the placement of incisions may be recommended.
The breasts will be wrapped in a gauze dressing or placed in a surgical bra immediately after surgery. A supportive bra may be recommended for several weeks following surgery. Swelling and discoloration will occur around your incisions but will subside gradually. You may experience decreased sensation, which is usually temporary, in your nipples or breast skin.
Mastopexy, or breast lift scars are permanent but will fade to some extent over time.
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