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I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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What To Know About Breast Lift Surgery To Correct Sagging Breasts

by Michelle Austin

If you're unhappy with the shape of your breasts because they sag after breastfeeding or due to age, then you may want to consider having a breast lift or mastopexy done. In cases of mild sagging, you might get results from a thread lift or a skin tightening procedure. However, if you have moderate to severe loose skin and sagging, then a surgical breast lift might be the only way to improve the shape of your breasts. Here's what you should know about a breast lift.

There Are Different Surgical Methods

The incisions for mastopexy surgery vary depending on the type of surgery you need. The larger your breasts and the more severe the sagging, the more and larger the incisions. The incisions for some procedures are hidden in the areola or the breast crease so they are nearly invisible. Larger breasts may require a vertical incision along the breasts that could be slightly visible once the incision heals.

You Can Have Additional Surgeries Too

Simply lifting your breasts may not be enough to get the shape you desire. Instead, you may need a breast reduction, nipple repositioning, or breast augmentation at the same time. Your surgeon listens carefully to your goals for the procedure and plans the best way to give you the results you want.

A Hospital Stay Isn't Usually Needed

Breast lift surgery requires general anesthesia, but you'll probably go home the same day once the anesthetic has worn off. Your surgeon will probably have you wear a surgical bra for several days. While you'll have stitches, they are usually deep, so they aren't removed. You may have a few surface stitches that are removed when it's time, but the other stitches dissolve on their own.

You won't need bed rest, but your doctor may want you to restrict your activities for a few weeks and take off work for several days. The main concern with mastopexy surgery is the healing of the scars so they are not noticeable. You may need to wear tape or a dressing for several weeks to ensure the scars heal properly.

It might take a few months for your breasts to heal completely, but you'll notice a change in the shape of your breasts right away. They should have a lifted and more youthful appearance that helps you feel better about your figure.

Your breasts may feel much firmer after the surgery too, but some of the firmness may be lost as your breasts settle into their more permanent shape and the skin stretches a little. You may want to avoid a large amount of weight gain and loss so you can hold on to the results of your breast lift for as long as possible.