Breast uplift surgery, known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to modify shape and size of the breasts and make saggy breast look more youthful and make the nipples aesthetically well positioned.
Gravitational pull, constant gain/loss of weight in a short period of time, pregnancy and breastfeeding, lack of proper support, sunburn are all to be the major reasons of sagging and loss of elasticity. Particularly larger and heavier breasts are more likely to sag over time. Extreme weight loss and overweight either in the short and long term may result in changes in appearance of breasts, therefore the need for breast uplift may arise from all above reasons.
In some cases breast uplift may be combined with breast implants for those seeking increase in the volume of breasts.Lack of glandular tissue is mainly the reason why implant insertion can also be added to surgical plan, however, it is truely dependent upon patient’s desires and wishes.
Therefor, our patients are given notice of all above in advance and straight forward, so that there is more likeliness of satisfaction achieved.
Your clinical experience starts with a quick snapshot of your overall health and physical consultation with our surgeon in which all surgical details are planned, your questions being answered and details being communicated. Procedure takes for about 1 to 2 hours and patient are discharged from the hospital the day after the procedure date, however a well-planned aftercare with a series of instructions is provided to our patients for the ease of mind and our patient services department serving in English and Swedish will be available 24/7.
To avoid severe pain and hinder oedema, wearing sports bra for 4 weeks is highly recommended.
In order to achieve longer lasting results weight control and early notice on pregnancy plan during the consultation is advised to patients.
Wound reopening may occur, that is why case-specific precautions are taken and instructions are given.
- Surgery duration: 1-2 hours
- Total stay: 6-7 days
- Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
- Recovery time: Up to 3-4 weeks
- Complications: Oedema happens when your blood vessels leak fluid into nearby tissue and it may last for few days. To avoid severe pain and hinder oedema, wearing sports bra for 4 weeks is highly recommended.
- Scars: Yes
- Exercise: Refrain from physical exercises for 3-4 weeks
- Rest: 2 weeks off work recommended (Consult please)
- Shower: No water contact allowed until you are instructed otherwise
- Stitches: Dissolvable