Breast Lift Surgery Performed by Industry Recognised Surgeon Dr. Terrence Scamp at His Gold Coast Clinic
You may decide you would like a breast lift because you have lost tone in your breasts after having children. Another frequent reason for having this procedure is the loss of a significant amount of weight.
What does breast lift surgery entail?
A breast lift improves the appearance of your breasts in several ways. It elevates your breast tissue, removes excess skin from the lower portion of your breast and then reshapes your remaining breast skin. At the same time, it relocates your nipple and areola (the pigmented skin surrounding your nipple) to a higher position. If your areolae have stretched over time, they can be reduced in size. Women who have their breasts lifted often may decide to also have them enlarged. If this is the case, an implant is placed behind the chest muscle.
A commonly performed breast lift technique (see illustrations) uses incisions that follow your breast’s natural contour. The resulting scar, which is permanent but will fade to some extent over time, encircles the areola and then extends vertically down the breast and horizontally along the crease underneath the breast. There are other breast lift techniques that may eliminate the horizontal incision, the vertical incision, or both. The use of any particular pattern of incisions depends on individual patient factors and Dr Scamp’s recommendation.
What should I expect post-surgery?
Following surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in a dressing. Swelling and discoloration are to be expected but will gradually subside. You may experience decreased breast or nipple sensation, which is usually temporary. You should be able to return to work within one or two weeks.
When breast augmentation and lift are performed simultaneously, there is a raised risk of revision surgery being required. It may be recommended in an individual case that these procedures be performed six months apart.