Breast Lift – The Complete Procedure
The process starts with an initial consultation that takes place between the patient and the surgeon. During this session, the surgeon at The Nova Clinic will ask you questions about your reasons to undergo surgery and the results you expect to achieve. Other than that, they will also clear any doubts or concerns you have related to the surgery. So, feel free to ask any question that you may have about the procedure, technique or after-care.
The doctor will also perform different tests a few days prior to the surgery to determine if the surgery is safe for you.
Breast lift is performed under general anesthesia. There are different techniques available for this procedure. The site of incisions and resulting scars depend on the selected technique. Your surgeon will choose the appropriate one by taking into account various details, including the shape and size of breasts, position and size of areolae, skin quality and elasticity, degree of breast sagging, etc.
Once they have determined the technique, they will perform the following steps to lift the breasts:
- Through the incisions on predetermined spots, they will remove the excess breast skin. This will be followed by shifting the nipple and areola to a higher position.
- The areola will then be reduced in size if it is stretched out.
- The skin above the areola will be brought down beneath the breast. This step is performed to reshape the breast.
- Next, the surgeon will tighten the skin, sew the breast after removing excess skin and closing the incisions. During this step, they will also place sutures in the breast tissue. This is done to support the changed position of breasts.
Surgeons usually cover breasts with gauze after a breast lift surgery. The patient is also required to wear a surgical support bra. In some cases, surgeons place small tubes at the incision sites to drain excess fluid or blood.
After the surgery, the breasts are swollen and bruised for almost two weeks. It’s normal to feel soreness and pain during this period at the site of the incision, particularly during the first two weeks. Patients also experience numbness in breast skin, nipples and areola for about six weeks. Doctors recommend medication to alleviate the pain.
The patient is asked to follow these post-surgery care tips for a quick recovery:
- Avoid lifting heavy objects or taking part in strenuous activity.
- Sleep on your side or back.
- Avoid intimate activities with your partner for about two weeks.
- Wear the surgical support bra for three or four days, depending on your doctor’s recommendations. It should be followed by a soft support bra, which should be worn for about three to four weeks.
- Avoid sun exposure to your breasts during the healing period.
Breast Lift Results
The results of a breast lift procedure start showing immediately. However, the shape of breasts continues to change over time. It takes a few months before it completely settles. The breasts, after this treatment, become firm and round. This is why you may have to wear one size smaller bra, even if you didn’t undergo breast reduction surgery.
It is important to know that the breast lift procedure leaves permanent scars. The position of scars, as stated above, depends on the surgery technique. Initially, they appear lumpy and red. However, with time, they become thin and white and can be hidden by wearing bathing suits or bras.
Risks and Side Effects of Breast Lift
Every cosmetic surgery comes with an element of risk, and breast lift treatment in Dubai is no exception either. The following are some of the risks and side effects associated with this surgery:
- Hematoma (fluid or blood accumulation under the skin)
- Anesthesia reaction
- Changes in Nipple Sensations
- Allergic Reactions
- Early Sagging
These risks and side effects can be controlled by getting the procedure from an experienced surgeon at The Nova Clinic.
Breast Lift in Dubai – Frequently Asked Questions
Are the results permanent?
No, the results of breast lift surgery aren’t permanent. With time, the breasts sag due to aging and gravity. This impacts the result of the surgery.
How long do the breast lift results last?
Breast lifts last for a long time, up to 15 years on average. However, minor cosmetic alterations may be required to maintain their appearance in some cases.
How to maintain the results of breast lift surgery?
Doctors usually advise patients to maintain a stable weight to ensure the results last longer.
What are the types of breast lift?
There are different types of breast lift treatment. Among them, lollipop lift, anchor lift, crescent lift, and donut lift happen to be the most commonly performed ones.
What is the cost of breast lift surgery in Dubai?
The cost of breast lift treatment in Dubai depends on various factors, including the type of surgery, combination and the clinic you have selected. At The Nova Clinic, you can get breast lift surgery from experienced surgeons at the most competitive rates.
Can women breastfeed after a breast lift procedure?
Yes, breast lift surgery, in most cases, does not impact a woman’s ability to breastfeed her baby as the nipples and areolas are still attached to the breast tissue after the surgery.
Are follow-up visits required after breast lift surgery?
In many cases, surgeons schedule follow-up visits to ensure there no complications have arisen from the surgery. If tubes were placed at the incision site during the treatment, a follow-up visit is mandatory for their removal.
How to prepare for breast lift surgery?
Doctors usually provide their patients with a comprehensive set of instructions they have to follow prior to the surgery. This includes avoiding smoking at least 6 weeks prior to the surgery, limiting alcohol consumption, consuming high-protein and low-sodium food products, avoiding hot showers, etc.
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