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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

The most common way to reduce breast sagging is with a breast lift. Breast lift surgery does not always involve using an implant to surgically enhance the breast but the surgeon lifts the breast and reshapes it to give the breasts a more youthful appearance. Breast lift can be combined with a small implant to restore perkiness and volume.

Breast lift surgery is an operation to remove excess skin and re-shape the breasts to make them look more youthful and feel firmer. The procedure moves the nipple to a higher position and the width of the breast is narrowed to create a better shape.

An aesthetic procedure, breast lift surgery involves the reshaping of the breasts and firming of the breast to give them a better, perkier and firmer look. Ageing and large sized breasts will benefit from breast lift surgery to correct the size and shape. It involves incisions and removal of excess skin for reshaping.

The procedure takes about two hours. It can be done as a day case but usually you will stay in hospital for one to two nights. This is followed by a few days of recovery at home. The wounds will be covered with tape after surgery which should be left in place for three weeks. It is recommended that you wear a supportive bra day and night for 2 weeks. Intense physical activity and lifting heavy objects should be avoided for six weeks after the surgery.

After the procedure:
As the procedure involves general anaesthesia, you can expect the following immediately after the procedure: Swelling and bruising of the breast, Pain and discomfort that will last a week after the breast lift surgery.

Recovery takes about 2 to 4 weeks.
Follow up visits will be booked post-operatively.

Dr Jeanne Botha

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Elize Bezuidenhout

Practice Manager