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Scheduled to have a breast lift surgery? Know the dos and don’ts before getting into action

Having a mastopexy in the Philippines or most commonly known as breast lift surgery is definitely a big decision and could bring you a lot of anxieties. To help you lessen those uncertainties, go over these pointers to know the things you should and should not do before going through the operation.

Don’t

  • Do not smoke. It is good if you do not smoke naturally but for smokers, your surgeon will advice you to stop this at least two weeks before surgery because smoking increases the risks of complications and could also prolong the healing time.
  • Do not drink. Like smoking, your doctor will also ask you to refrain from drinking alcohol since it could also affect the result of the surgery and it will not be as good as you have expected.
  • Do not take aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal medicines as they can increase bleeding.

Do

  • Have a lab test or medical evaluation. Also get a baseline mammogram before surgery and another one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue
  • Arrange a time off from work with your employer. You might need some time to rest after the operation so it would be best to tell your company that you will not be around for a couple of days.
  • If you choose to have an outpatient surgery, arrange someone, your partner perhaps to drive you to the hospital or clinic, and pick you up afterwards. You wouldn’t be able to drive due to anesthetics after the operation. Also make sure that you were able to ask someone to take charge of your everyday tasks since you will really feel tired and sore after the breast lift.
  • Make a “To Do List” of things that need to be taken care of beforehand. This will include paying important bills, arranging for someone to look after your children (if you have a family, filling out prescription forms, getting ice packs and dressings (if required) and shopping for ready prepared meals.
  • Prepare a small case with some of your clothes, a sleep mask, toiletries and a selection of books and magazines. You may also want to bring your iPod so that you can listen to your favorite music if you don’t feel like reading.

After going through all the pointers above and you found your self checking all the things in the list then you are now ready to have your breast lift surgery. In order to get the best possible outcome of your surgery you have to follow everything that your surgeon will ask you to do. Always remember that your doctor knows what’s best for you.

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Breast Lift Surgery Procedures

Saggy breast is one common problem for women nowadays. Gravity, weight loss, aging are common factors for the development of droopy breasts. Good news is that mastopexy or most commonly known as breast lifting is now available in the Philippines to bring back firmer and shapelier breasts. The procedures on how mastopexy is done vary from surgeon to surgeon and the degree of the work that should be done. However, the following procedures were provided to give an idea on how breast lifting in the Philippines was usually performed.

There are variations of techniques that can be used in mastopexy such as the concentric or doughnut breast lift and the anchor shaped breast lift. The first method is usually done for patients who have smaller and less severely drooping breasts while those women with larger or more severely drooping, sagging breasts would be advised to have the anchor-shaped breast lift.

In concentric breast lift technique, concentric circles are drawn and cut around the areola. This concentric shaped skin surrounding the areola will be removed and the nipple and areola are moved upwards. Following the movement of the nipple and areola, the outer skin surrounding the areola is sutured into place. This method results less scarring than the other technique of breast lifting.

In the anchor-shaped mastopexy, the surgeon will draw a “key-hole” shape directly above the nipple and the areola. Then, at the bottom of the key-hole, your doctor will draw an anchor shape from the right to the left side of the breast. The skin in the (upper cross-hatched) area of the “anchor” will be removed along with some excess breast tissue. The nipple and areola are moved up to the (lower cross-hatched) “key-hole,” then the skin is sutured around the areola, vertically down to the chest, and side to side along the newly-created bottom fold of the breast.

In either way, the breast lift surgery usually takes one to three hours to finish for both breasts. You will experience soreness and bruising for two to three days. Your surgeon will give you some medication to lessen the pain and to hasten the healing process. You will also be advised to wear a surgical bra for a couple of weeks to support your breasts. The gauze dressing will be removed after a couple of days, and the stitches are also removed about two weeks after breast lift surgery. Listen carefully to your surgeon on what are the things that you have to be careful of to avoid any complications. He/she will also provide you the schedule on when you could go back to your normal activities.

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