Breast Lift Surgery
Breast tissue is a dynamic tissue. With adolescence, breasts develop and have different sizes and structures according to personal characteristics .The sheath of the breast that grows after births, weight gain and loss is leather. The quality of the carrier connective tissue in the skin and breast deteriorates over time. Although the enlarged and expanded breast shrinks afterwards, this sheath and support tissue cannot take its old form and as a result, it starts to sag like an empty bag. The operations performed to regain the deteriorated breast form are called breast lift operations. The support of your breast tissue is restored and the nipple is tried to be brought back to its original place. However, this tidying up process may not be enough on its own. If the volume loss in the breast tissue is excessive, this lost volume should be replaced. For this purpose, a better result can be achieved by using breast implants during breast lift surgery.
REASONS TO DOThere are various factors that cause sagging of the breast. Sagging that occurs in many parts of the human body due to the loss of elasticity of the skin with age also manifests itself in the most breast tissue. When hormonal changes, genetic inheritance, pregnancy, breastfeeding, the effect of gravity, weight gain, and smoking are added to this situation, the size of the prolapse increases. Breast lift surgeries are operations performed to reduce or eliminate these problems.
POINTS TO BE CONSIDERED BEFORE SURGERYBreast examination must be done before the operation. In dangerous situations or in people over 40, breast ultrasonography and mammography should be evaluated and a decision should be made for the operation. Quitting smoking before the operation allows you to recover more quickly and smoothly. Aspirin and some other medicines, as well as some herbal medicines or herbal supplements may increase postoperative bleeding, so they should be stopped before the operation.
OPERATION METHODSWhich technique is most suitable for the patient in breast lift surgeries is decided by evaluating the degree of sagging of the breast, tissue elasticity, and volume loss after the examination. The incisions to be made may be around the nipple, perpendicular incision down the nipple or in the form of an inverted T letter, depending on the degree of deformation.
ANESTHESIA METHOD AND DURATIONBreast lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and the surgery takes an average of 3 hours. The patient is usually discharged on the same day or the day after surgery. Stitches 10-12. taken around days. Patients; After a few days, they can return to their daily activities and social life by wearing the recommended suitable bra.
HEALING PROCESSIn surgery, there may be incision marks in different sizes and places depending on the degree of sagging and the method of surgery. Pain may occur in arm movements, especially in the first few days after breast lift surgeries. In this case, strong pain relievers are used to control the pain. Depending on your operation method, there may be drains on both sides of your breasts. Your drains are drawn in the first few days. It takes 3-4 months for the breast to find the ideal shape.
- You should avoid lifting or pushing anything heavy for 3-4 weeks.
- You should limit your exercise for a few weeks.
- You should use the bra recommended by your doctor regularly.
- It should take 6 to 8 weeks for your wound areas to soften and your tissues to strengthen. During this period, you should avoid any intervention other than a light contact with your breasts.
- If you have an expectation about breastfeeding, you will not have a physical obstacle to this, as your surgery will be performed by protecting the milk ducts.