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Introduction to Breast Lift
At Dr. Hamza’s Plastic Surgery Clinic in London, breast lift is a popular procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Foued Hamza regularly performs breast lifts for patients in need of a reduction in breast sag. Also known as mastopexy, this plastic surgery procedure offers a way to lift drooping breasts and restore perkiness.
Many women struggle with sagging breasts that are stretched out of proportion. Breasts that have lost their volume and form start to fall below the breast crease, and the nipples and areolae begin to point downwards.
The most common cause of sagging breasts is the steady downward pull of gravity. Another cause is the aging process; aging causes the breasts to lose elasticity and firmness. Drooping also occurs when the ligaments that support the breasts stretch as the chest gets fuller and heavier, which usually happens during pregnancy.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgery used to restore the shape of the breasts. During the surgery, excess skin is removed, the surrounding tissues are tightened, and the areolae are often resized and repositioned.
Several types of breast-lift techniques are available. These vary based on incision type and location. They are chosen based on the amount of tissue that must be removed.
Technique options include the anchor lift, lollipop lift, and donut lift. The anchor lift removes the most tissue, the lollipop lift removes a moderate amount, and the donut lift removes the least tissue.
The Breast-Lift Consultation
Breast-lift surgery starts with a consultation with Dr. Hamza will review the patient’s complete medical history, which includes allergies, past procedures, medications they’re currently taking, and their current health condition. She will then conduct a physical examination.
After it is determined that the patient is a good candidate for the surgery, Dr. Hamza will walk them through the procedure in greater detail. The patient will be able to ask questions and can view before-and-after photos.
During the breast lift procedure, the patient is administered general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. Dr. Hamza will begin by cleaning the treatment area and marking the incision sites.
Once the incisions are made, the tissues are lifted and reshaped, excess skin is removed, and enlarged areolae are reduced and repositioned. Once the breasts are reshaped, Dr. Hamza closes the incisions with stitches.
A Breast Lift with Implants
The technique of inserting breast implants to change their size and projection is called breast augmentation. When a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation, the surgery is called augmentation mastopexy.
Augmentation mastopexy progresses under anesthesia. The treatment area is cleaned, incision sites are marked, and incisions are made. The implants are then placed through the incisions into tissue pockets made behind the glandular breast tissue or the pectoral muscles.
There are two types of implants: saline and silicone. Once the implants are placed, the lift part of the procedure is performed. The incisions are then closed, resulting in breasts that are larger and perkier.
London Before And After Photos by Dr. Foued Hamza
The Healing Process
Once your breast lift is complete and you have returned home, a period of healing and recovery will be required. It is important to be up and walking around again on the day of surgery. You must avoid more strenuous activities like heavy lifting and exercise until cleared to do so by Dr. Hamza.
You will need to wear a supportive post-surgical bra without underwire to avoid damaging the tissues of the breasts as they heal. This will help bring down swelling and bruising, as will the use of ice packs. To help with post-operative pain or discomfort, painkillers may be prescribed. Once you no longer need to take these, you can return to driving again.
The most important part of mastopexy recovery is following Dr. Hamza’s instructions as closely as possible. This helps prevent complications and leads to a shorter healing period.
How Much Does Breast Lift Cost In London?
The cost of a London breast lift can vary on a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Hamza will meet with you in his office and go over all associated costs.
Schedule a Consultation to Find Out More
Dr. Hamza is widely considered by his patients to offer the best breast lift London residents can depend on. Contact us to learn more about getting a breast lift from Dr. Hamza, an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. Set up an appointment for your consultation in London today.