Along with breast augmentation, surgery such as a lift is popular. Mastopexy allows you to correct the shape of the mammary gland, while maintaining its volume, creating an aesthetically correct position. If a woman is happy with the size of her breasts, but feels discomfort due to prolapse, she needs to know how a breast lift is done and what methods are used for the operation.
The first stage of the intervention
- The operation is considered technically difficult and requires qualifications and experience from the doctor in this direction. The technique is effective when the breast has lost its attractiveness due to prolapse after childbirth and breastfeeding, after a sharp weight loss, as a result of age-related changes. Ptosis is also possible in women with large breasts. The doctor identifies these signs during the initial consultation. At the same time, laboratory tests are prescribed.
- Next, the surgeon appoints the date of the operation. Surgical intervention takes place in a clinic with a placement in a hospital for 1-2 days. On the appointed day, the woman must come to the clinic, always on an empty stomach, since the operation will be performed on the same day. The doctor conducts a control examination, marking the glands before the operation. At the same stage, the test result is assessed and possible contraindications are determined. A visit to the anesthesiologist is mandatory. Based on the results of laboratory tests, he will be able to select the drugs used in anesthesia, as well as calculate their dosage.
- After this, premedication is carried out. Due to the choice of sedatives, it is possible to relieve tension, reduce possible stress before the operation. Also, antibiotics can be used at the preparatory stage. It has been proven to help to reduce the risk of complications after the intervention to zero. Only after that, the woman is sent to the operating room.
The sequence of the boob job operation is almost the same for all surgeons. Initially, the markings are applied. It determines exactly where the incisions will be created during the intervention. This scheme is developed at the consultation stage together with the patient and taking into account the expected effect. After the anesthesia has taken effect, incisions are made according to the marking. After that, excess adipose tissue, glandular layer and skin are excised. Also, if necessary, the position of the nipple-areola complex changes. Breast lift incisions can be performed in different ways.
The simplest access option with minimal tissue trauma. But he has his own testimony and is not suitable for all women. It is used only if the ptosis is not very pronounced. After such an operation, the formation of skin folds is possible, but later they are smoothed out on their own. The stitches from the operation will also be practically invisible. If desired, with this method of access, breast augmentation can be performed simultaneously with the lift.
It is also a low-traumatic operation, during which a minimum of tissue is removed. But at the same time, the method easily solves the problem of severe ptosis. After the intervention, the sensitivity of the breasts and nipples does not decrease. A woman can breastfeed.
The seam in this case is made from the nipple down to the line under the breast. With proper execution and careful suturing, the scar after the operation will be invisible. Compliance with all the doctor’s instructions in the postoperative period is of no small importance.
The anchoring technique is indicated for women with severe ptosis. It is more complex but effective. This implies the creation of an incision from the bottom from the nipple to the line under the breast and then moonlike under the gland. This allows a large amount of tissue to be removed. The seams also become invisible after a while.
End of operation
After the completion of the operation, sutures and a sterile dressing are applied in layers. Compression underwear must also be worn. It will have to be worn for a month after the intervention. Immediately after the completion of the operation, the anesthesiologist takes the patient out of anesthesia, monitoring her condition. Then, for several hours, she is under constant supervision of doctors in the intensive care unit and only after stabilization of the condition and all parameters is transferred to the ward keeping in mind healthcare solutions. She will stay there for 1-2 days. During this period, severe pain is possible, so the patient is injected with strong painkillers. On the second day, a dressing is performed. The surgeon assesses the condition of the tissues, the severity of edema, pain, and the presence of hematomas. The very next day, the doctor can allow the woman to be discharged and go home.
The early postoperative period takes place in the hospital. In this case, a woman must strictly follow all the instructions of the doctor. The compression garments are removed only for the duration of the inspection. She will have to be in it day and night. Pain is normal, so don’t panic either. After discharge, the doctor will prescribe pain relievers that the woman can take at home.
The recovery period lasts up to four months. At first, in addition to painkillers, antibiotics may be prescribed. The first 3-4 dressings are performed by a surgeon in the clinic. Further, the woman will do the procedure at home on her own. For any violations, swelling, redness, you should consult a doctor.