Childbirth, weigh loss, gravity and aging process could cause the breast to sag or droop. In such case, a breast lift also known as mastopexy could be performed. This procedure raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. However, keep in mind that breast lift does not increase the size of the breasts but it only return to a more youthful and shapely appearance.

The best candidates for this kind of surgery are those people women who had two to three children and do not have any more plan to get pregnant. This is because pregnancy does stretch the breasts so if you are looking to start a family or to make give birth to another child then you may wish to delay having surgery until after your pregnancy. Other good candidates for mastopexy are women with flat, elongated or pendulous breasts, with nipples that fall below the breast crease and are bothered by the feeling that their breasts sag which have lost its shape and volume.

There are numerous techniques for doing breast lifting procedures in the Philippines but the most common involves making three incisions which form an ‘anchor shape’. These incisions will enable your doctor to remove the excess skin of the breast and move the nipple and areola to a higher position. Your surgeonwill also remove any excess fat and tissue. The skin around the areola is drawn together which helps to reshape the breast. This method takes two to three hours to complete for both breasts. Breast Augmentation surgery could be done together with mastopexy depending on your decision if you want to lift your breast and make it fuller at the same time.

After you’re the operation is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal. A small, thin tube may also be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

The same with other surgeries, breast lifting is not without its risks. However, in mastopexy, complications are relatively rare. The common side effects of this surgery are bleeding, soreness and bruising. However, choosing the right surgeon for your breast lift could lessen the possibility of complications so make sure to find a certified and experienced breast lift surgeon. He/she should have finished extensive training on cosmetic and plastic surgeon and must have a wide range of experience regarding this procedure.

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