A Breast Lift is performed to restore the natural shape and firmness of the bust. Many women feel that their breasts are saggy, sometimes as a result of breastfeeding or age. Some factors contribute to the fact that the breasts lose their solid shape over time.
During surgery, the size of the areola and the nipple are usually reduced. The functions of the lactate ducts and the nipples are usually not affected by surgery, which allows the patient to breastfeed after a breast lift.
Techniques for the surgery vary depending on factors such as the shape, size and skin surplus of the bust. You can complement the effect with breast implants.
If the patient only has a small amount of skin surplus, an areola lift can be recommended. During the procedure, a section is placed around the areola complex. The surgeon then moves the underlying breast tissue and attaches it higher to the chest. This method sometimes gives the impression of a flatter bust. The most common procedure is a so-called “anchor lift”. The name refers to the scar that occurs where the surgeon’s cut is placed around the areola and then vertically between the nipple and the chest.
The operation is performed under anesthesia and takes about 1.5 – 2.5 hours. It is common to have pain when the anesthesia releases, but this is treated with analgesic tablets. The patient can leave the clinic already the same day but is advised against stress and physical activity for the first two months after surgery. The patient receives a custom bra for support of the bust that is to be worn daily and nightly for 3 weeks, after that it is to be worn daily for another three weeks.
Common complications include delayed healing of wounds, bleeding, infections and impaired sensation. The sense of touch is usually restored after 6-12 months.