Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)
Droopiness of the breast is a common legacy of motherhood, nursing and the force of gravity taking their toll, and the effect of pregnancy and a distension of the breasts with milk causes the fibrous bands which support the breasts in their youthful shape to break down and the skin to stretch.
With the subsequent shrinking the unsupported breasts settle into the stretched skin and gravity pulls them down. Putting on weight and then losing it can have the same effect. So too does the ageing process, which is why women dislike the appearance of their droopy breasts.
Mr Riaz uses the dermal wing technique for the uplift procedure. Skin only is excised and all the breast tissue is preserved and it is repositioned above the fold below the breast to achieve a youthful natural appearance. T
his technique is similar, as described under breast reduction. All the breast tissue is secured to the chest with non-absorbable sutures and also the area of dermis below the nipple/areolar complex to the infra-mammary fold is plicated to prevent future stretching of the skin and recurrence of saggy appearance.
Points to consider:
- There will be scars following the procedure, as with all surgery
- This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and involves an overnight stay
- Women tend to not be able to breastfeed after surgery
- Any planned weight loss should be undertaken before surgery
- This procedure reshapes the breasts and uplifts them to improve appearance
- The outcome is a more youthful look and breasts feel firmer