Is a breast lift major surgery

A breast lift — also known as mastopexy — is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to change the shape of your breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts.

What to expect after breast lift surgery?

After a breast lift, your breasts will likely be covered with gauze and a surgical support bra. Small tubes might be placed at the incision sites in your breasts to drain any excess blood or fluid. Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks.

When to consider breast lift surgery?

Your breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. Pregnancy, nursing, weight gain and loss, aging and gravity can cause breasts to soften and sag. Women who are unhappy with the shape, volume and/or firmness of their breasts may consider having breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy.

What are the benefits of breast lift surgery?

When performed alone, a breast lift provides the following benefits:

  • Improves the shape or symmetry of your breasts
  • Corrects sagging by removing excess tissue and lifting inner breast tissue
  • Moves the nipple-areolar complex higher up on the chest
  • Reduces the size of the nipple-areolar complex

What happens during breast lift surgery?

A breast lift — also known as mastopexy — is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to change the shape of your breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts.

What is the recovery time for breast cancer surgery?

The recovery time for breast cancer surgery depends on the type of surgery the patient has undergone. There are various surgeries in order to cure breast cancer. Lumpectomy: The most initial form of breast cancer surgery can be lumpectomy. This is an outpatient procedure and requires around 7 to 14 days for complete recovery.

How long does swelling last after breast cancer surgery?

A small amount of swelling, even in your arm, is normal for the first 4 to 6 weeks after breast cancer surgery. Some women may also have redness or pain in the arm, which may be a symptom of inflammation or an infection.

How long is the recovery for a breast augmentation?

Recovery from breast augmentation takes up to 8 weeks. While you may be able to return to work and your normal life by 5 weeks, it takes approximately 2 months for your body to heal completely.

When should you exercise after breast implants?

At a month most patients can resume most exercise except heavy lifting. At six weeks , patients are generally completely healed and can resume all exercises. After breast augmentation, especially with implants under the muscle, I recommend patients try to avoid strenuous chest exercise such as push ups.