When you look at yourself in the mirror, have you ever thought that your breasts may be a little saggy? Droopiness in your boobs may simply be part of your natural make-up, or it may occur as age, time and gravity take their toll. Additionally, breast-feeding can also cause your two ladies to sag, according to WebMD.
This is because the levels of milk moving through the breasts can physically stretch the skin tissue, and, once the feeding period is over, the parts used in producing milk shrink to a size smaller than their original form. Smoking, a high number of pregnancies and your body mass index can also affect the sagginess of your boobs.
Though drooping breasts are completely harmless, and no cause for medical concern, many women are choosing to undergo a simple cosmetic breast lift that can seriously change the way that they think about their bodies, delivering a timely confidence boost and all-round feel-good factor. So what does a breast lift involve?
‘You raise me up…’
Simply put, the intention of a breast lift – also known as a mastopexy – is to elevate the sitting position of the breasts. This will have the desired effect of giving your boobs a more exuberant, youthful appearance.
A breast lift will have the desired effect of giving your boobs a more exuberant, youthful appearance.
The surgery itself is pretty straightforward. Usually, tissue will be removed from the breast, and the areola – the dark area of skin that surrounds the nipple – will be surgically moved to a higher elevation. Often, a breast lift can be combined with a breast enlargement, so that your boobs are not only perkier, but larger and fuller, too. The procedure itself lasts anywhere between two and four hours, depending upon the size and shape of the patient’s breast, and it is almost always carried out under general anaesthetic.
Once the surgery is complete, how long does it take to recover?
There’s no way to sugar coat it, but we can tell you what’s what. It’s no secret that, during the immediate days after your operation, you will be in a certain level of discomfort. In some cases, pain medication is required to ease the ache, but soon enough, it will subside.
Often, your surgeon will recommend that you wear your most supportive bra and a medical dressing to help with the recovery process. At most, you’ll have to take around a fortnight off work, as long as your job does not involve strenuous heavy lifting. Additionally, you may experience numbness and bruising in the area for a few weeks afterwards. Soon, though, this will disappear, leaving you with pert, beautiful breasts!
Got more questions? Book a private consult with us today and let’s walk through the finer details of this procedure. Allow our team to provide you the results you deserve!