Please note that the video link is a medical video and demonstrates the surgery of mastopexy or breast uplift. Those who are easily offended by nudity or partial nudity are advised not to click on the link.
Adrian Richards a top surgeon in the field of Mastopexy demonstrates beautifully the procedure in this video.
Why do women opt for mastopexy?
Women (such as in the video) who lose copious amounts of weight end up with sagging skin, mastopexy is a way to lift the breasts back to their natural state.
About the operation
Your surgeon will make several pen lines and incisions on your breasts. The exact number and position of the cuts will vary. Your sureon will advise on the length of time the operation will take as this varies from patient to patient.
Skin is either removed from around the areola or from under your breasts. The nipples are re-positioned, and the size of the areola may be reduced, to suit the new shape. A special tool is used to ensure a good round shape is maintained for the nipple area.
Your surgeon may need to insert implants to help give shape to the breast (breast enlargement). If you have large breasts, your surgeon may need to remove some breast tissue to stop them from drooping (breast reduction).
When the operation is complete, the cuts are closed with stitches (which may be dissolvable) and your breasts are wrapped in a special supportive dressing or support bra.
What to expect afterwards
You will need to rest until the effects of the anaesthetic have passed. You may need pain relief to help with any discomfort as the anaesthetic wears off.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home. If you are going home on the same day as your operation, you should have a friend or relative stay with you for the first 24 hours.
Before you go home, your nurse will give you advice about caring for your breasts, hygiene and bathing. You will usually be given a date for a follow-up appointment.
Dissolvable stitches will disappear in seven to 10 days. Non-dissolvable stitches are removed seven to 14 days after surgery.
Recovering from breast uplift surgery
If you need pain relief, you can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen (attention should be adhered to when taking ibuprofen if you have any stomach complaints such as H.Pilori or stomach ulcers.
General anaesthesia temporarily affects your co-ordination and reasoning skills, so you must not drive, drink alcohol, operate machinery or sign legal documents for 48 hours afterwards.
Follow your surgeon’s advice about driving. You shouldn’t drive until you are confident that you could perform an emergency stop without discomfort.
You will need to wear your support bra for four to six weeks after the operation. This helps to stop the weight of the breasts pulling on the healing wounds. Your breasts will feel sore and you will have swelling for a few weeks. Using extra pillows when sleeping can help reduce the swelling around your breasts.
As with any surgery don’t lift heavy objects or do any strenuous activity for the first six weeks after the operation. You should not lift more than 1 liter of water in weight. If the implant is placed under your chest muscle, activity may be restricted for longer.
If you develop any of the following symptoms contact your GP as you may have developed an infection:
- increasing pain or pain that can’t be controlled with painkillers
- high temperature
- breasts feel unusually hot to the touch
- discharge from the wound
At your follow-up appointment, your surgeon will give advice about when you can resume your usual activities and return to work.
It may take several months before your breasts settle into their new shape.
What are the risks?
Breast uplift surgery is commonly performed and generally safe. However, in order to make an informed decision and give your consent, you need to be aware of the possible side-effects and the risk of complications of this procedure.
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