Thailand Plastic Surgery
Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike other breast surgery procedures, the motivations surrounding Breast Lifts tend to be more aesthetically driven. Breast Lift surgery, or Mastopexy, is a procedure designed to restore the natural ‘perkiness’ of the breasts. By removing excess skin, skilled Plastic Surgeons can reshape and tighten the breast contour, reducing ptosis (sagging or drooping) caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and ageing. The result is a firmer, more raised breast contour. Looking to get more informed? Start your research with our Breast Lift FAQs.
Recovery will vary between clients but, typically, you can expect 2 weeks downtime. Driving is not permitted in the first week after surgery, and car travel should be limited for 2 weeks, with extra care taken with seatbelt placement. To ensure optimal healing, clients must avoid raising their arms for 10 days but, after this point, most clients can return to work (approximately 2 weeks post-surgery).
Breast Lift surgery is a great solution to restore your breast contour and elevate the breasts to a more youthful position. Unfortunately, the results don’t last forever. As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity, and the breasts will gradually begin to sag again. The good news is that there are several things you can do to slow the process down. These include wearing bras that fit properly, sleeping on your back, maintaining good posture, protecting your skin from the sun, and kicking your unhealthy habits (smoking, drinking, and yo-yo dieting).
A Breast Lift, as with any surgery, will result in some scarring where the incisions are made. Initially, your scars will be sensitive and red, but they will fade over time. Everybody heals differently and the extent of your fading depends on your skin pigment and your post-surgery care. Your Surgeon will make every effort to conceal your incisions in the natural folds of the skin and will provide personalised advice on post-surgery care.
Many of our clients have a Breast Surgery long before planning for children, while others seek a Breast Lift and Augmentation to restore their shape after childbirth. As you consider your timing, bear in mind there can be significant changes to your breasts during and post pregnancy. Breastfeeding will alter the way your natural breasts look.
As a guide, it’s generally best to wait until 6 months after breastfeeding. This allows enough time for the completion of post-pregnancy changes to your breasts and enables your Surgeon to determine more accurately what’s required to deliver the best results. Bear in mind that weight loss can impact the results of your surgery, so it’s also worth considering this when making your decision.
The term ptosis refers to the sagging of your breasts. This can occur naturally over time, after extreme weight loss or gain, or after pregnancy and breastfeeding. There are varying degrees of breast ptosis (minor, moderate and severe), and this can influence the techniques used during Breast Lift surgery.
Different degrees of discomfort are normal after Breast Surgery, but this will generally start to subside after 1-2 weeks. Everyone’s journey is unique, so your Surgeon will offer you personalised pain management advice and prescribe medication as required.
Recovery time can vary depending on your unique anatomy and procedure. Clients must avoid lifting their arms for the first 10 days after surgery but, generally, light exercise can resume at 2 weeks. Heavy lifting and high impact aerobic activities, such as jogging, running, and jumping can drastically affect your surgical results. You should not resume these until you’ve completely recovered. Your Surgeon will provide you with personalised advice to ensure an optimal recovery.
Standard Breast Lift surgery takes 1 hour. If combined with Breast Augmentation, the procedure can take longer to complete. As with all aspects of your procedure, your Surgeon will provide you with personalised advice on the timing expected for your Breast Lift.
Yes, you do. Wearing a post-surgery support garment is critical to your recovery. These specialised compression garments aid with the management of swelling and promote the healing of your incisions. Typically, clients are required to wear these for 6 – 8 weeks after surgery.
Depending on the type of work, clients generally return to work within 1 – 2 weeks. If your job involves strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, this timeframe may be extended. As with all aspects of your Breast Lift procedure, your Surgeon will provide you with personalised advice and a recovery timeline tailored to suit you.
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