Despite what a lot of people think, breast surgeries are quite common in the UK as a type of cosmetic surgery. Breast Uplift Surgery is a type of breast surgery in which the breast is ‘lifted’ by a surgeon to improve the shape and appearance of the breast. As a larger busted woman myself and one who is deeply entrenched in the world of lingerie and everything about it, it’s a subject that I frequently come across being discussed.
So for women considering breast uplift surgery, here are some frequently asked questions to help you decide whether it’s for you and some answers from the people who know:
What is it?
Breast Uplift Surgery – or Mastopexy – is one of the most common surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the UK today. The aim of the surgery is to ‘lift’ the breast to improve its appearance and surgeries also typically involve removing any excess fat or skin surrounding the breast.
Why do women have breast uplifts?
There are a number of reasons why women opt for breast uplift surgery, the majority of which are aesthetic. Breasts which droop or sag can result in a decreased sense of self-esteem, which may be improved by a breast uplift from Gary L Ross or other popular surgical teams. Women who have lost a large amount of weight may be dissatisfied with their breasts’ appearance and seek to improve it. The reason why you undergo a breast uplift is likely to be personal to you but the overall aim will probably be to improve appearance and self-confidence.
How long does the surgery take?
The surgery will typically take around 2 hours to complete. The surgery will be done under general anaesthetic, and it’s therefore important that you are in good health at the time of the surgery. An incision will be made around the areola, and a vertical line made from the areola to the breast crease. Excess skin or breast tissue is removed, sometimes with the aid of liposuction techniques, and the skin around the breast is pulled taut as the breast is reshaped. Some women also choose to undergo a breast enlargement at the same time as an uplift to improve both the size and shape of their breasts. The wounds are closed with stitches after the skin is replaced over the breasts.
What are the potential problems?
As with any surgery, there may be complications associated with undergoing breast uplift surgery. In most cases, the nipple has to be re-positioned to fit better with the breasts’ new shapes; this may cause problems for you in the future if you have a baby and wish to breastfeed. Other risks include those associated with undergoing general anaesthetic and infection. It’s also possible that you may be dissatisfied with the results of your surgery, so it’s a good to speak at length with your surgeon prior to opting for surgery to ensure your expectations are realistic.
The scars left over from the procedure may be red and raised in the weeks after surgery, but will usually fade after a few months. If you are dissatisfied with your scarring, you may choose to undergo further surgery to revise your scars, but this is not without risks and should be properly discussed with your surgeon. It’s best to wait for at least a year before undergoing further surgery to give your scars the opportunity to fade.
Due to the work done on your nipples, you may experience a loss of sensitivity after the surgery but for most women, this is only temporary.