- Jumeirah 1, Street 10C Villa 41, P.O. Box 333423, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- (+971) 4 349 8800
Breast Lift in Jumeirah 1 Dubai
Breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. While no surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity, a breast lift is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Breast implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase both their firmness and their size.
Many women seek a breast lift because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. However, if you’re planning to have more children, it may be a good idea to postpone your breast lift. While there are no special risks that affect future pregnancies (breast lift doesn’t usually interfere with breastfeeding), pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts again and offset the results of the procedure.
Before The Procedure
Your surgeon will help you determine a desirable size and shape for your breasts based on your goals. The surgeon will then examine your breasts and measure them while you’re sitting or standing. She will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure – such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin – and whether an implant is advisable. You should also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned; they’ll be moved higher during the procedure, and should be approximately the height of the crease beneath your breast.
Depending on your age and family history, it might be recommended that you have a mammogram (breast X-ray) before surgery. You’ll also get specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, not smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While you’re making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days if needed.
During The Procedure
• Time: one and a half to three and a half hours.
• Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.
The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed, and defines the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down and together to reshape the breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.
Some patients, especially those with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions. One such procedure is the ‘doughnut (or concentric) breast lift’ in which circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed.
If you’re having an implant inserted along with your breast lift, it will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue, or deeper, under the muscle of the chest wall.
After The Procedure
• After surgery, you’ll wear an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings. Your breasts will be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable for a day or two, but the pain shouldn’t be severe. Any discomfort you do feel can be relieved with medications prescribed by your surgeon. If your breast skin is very dry following surgery, you can apply a moisturizer several times a day. Be careful not to tug at your skin in the process, and keep the moisturizer away from the suture areas.
• Within a day or two, the bandages or surgical bra will be replaced by a soft support bra. The stitches are usually dissolvable.
• Four to seven days: some surface stitches may be removed.
• After one week: Your surgeon will have advised you to avoid intercourse until this time
• At least a week: You can probably return to work
• After a month: you should be able to resume strenuous sports
• Up to six weeks: You can expect some loss of feeling and numbness in your nipples and breast skin, caused by the swelling after surgery, to start to return over the next six weeks or so. In some patients, however, it may last a year or more, and occasionally it may be permanent. If you have any unusual symptoms, don’t hesitate to call us.
• Several months to a year: scars will fade. Though scars are part of the procedure, they can usually be placed so that you can wear most of the tops you normally would, even low-cut ones
What you should know
The risks of this procedure include: thick, wide scars; skin loss; infection; unevenly positioned nipples. The duration of results vary due to the effects of gravity, pregnancy and ageing. Weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.
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SHAMMA Medical Center
Jumeirah 1, Street 10C Villa 41, P.O. Box 333423, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(+971) 4 349 8800
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