Breast Lift Gold Coast & Brisbane
Two of the most common reasons that women want to get breast lift surgery is due to loss of volume in their breasts as a result of having children, or because they have lost a significant amount of weight.
What does breast lift surgery entail?
A breast lift enhances the look of your breasts in many ways. It lifts your breast tissue, expels surplus skin from the bottom portion of the breast and then reconstructs your remaining breast skin. All the while, it raises your nipple and areola to a higher position. If over time, your areolas have widened, they can be made smaller.
A well-known breast lift technique uses incisions that follow your breast’s natural shape. The scar from surgery is long-lasting but will eventually fade. It surrounds the areola and then extends across down the breast and over the crease underneath the breast. Other breast lift techniques may get rid of the incision scars.
What should I expect after surgery?
After surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in dressing. Discolouration and swelling occur but will eventually minimise. Some patients notice a decline in nipple or breast sensation, which is entirely normal and temporary.
When breast augmentation and lift are performed simultaneously, there is a raised risk of revision surgery required. It may be recommended that these procedures be performed six months apart.
What is the recovery process?
When you leave the hospital a sports bra is fitted and worn day and night for four to six weeks postoperatively. You should experience mild discomfort during this period. The surgical wounds can sometimes be slow to heal, so regular dressing changes may be necessary. Occasionally infection can occur in the breast tissues. This complication is more common in smokers — a very good reason to quit beforehand.
You can return to normal daily activities at your own pace over the next few days, but avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical exercise for four weeks. Some women will return to work within a week of their surgery. But for those with physically demanding jobs, two to three weeks is more realistic.
Dr Scamp will review you during the six months after your surgery. By now your scars will be settling, and the postoperative swelling will have disappeared. The breasts will have attained a more natural shape and the tightness and altered sensation experienced in the immediate postoperative period will have largely resolved.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call Dr Scamp at our Gold Coast clinic.