Breast Lift

Overview of the surgery:
Breast lift is also known as mastopexy is type of plastic surgery use to
raise and reshape a woman’s breasts. Over the years breasts can lose their
shape and firmness due to pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations and
gravity. A breast lift, often done in conjunction with a breast augmentation,
can eliminate this inevitable sagging. If the nipple areolar complex has
become enlarged, it can be restored to a smaller size at a preferred height
on the breast.
Incisions extend around the areola and as a vertical line down the lower
pole of the breast. Occasionally this incision extends into the natural crease
below the breast. Through these incisions excess skin is removed and the
nipple areolar complex elevated to a more central position on the breast
mound.
Operation Time:
It takes 2-3 hours.
Type of Anesthesia use:
A breast lift is done under general anesthesia
Hospital/clinic stay:
1-2 nights
Days to stay in Thailand:
1-2 weeks.
Risks and Complications:
The possible main risks are swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, scarring and numbness, or change
in sensation. Following the surgeon’s advice will reduce risks and complications.
Recovery Period:
Strenuous upper body activity may be limited for the first month and often
times a supportive bra is worn around the clock for the first several weeks.
Preparation Prior To Surgery:
 Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical
examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.

 Avoid smoking   for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes
with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
 Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your
recovery period.
 Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants,
anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating
medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-
inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.