Youthful contours of the breast are characterised by firm, round breast with the nipple and areola positioned in the centre of the breast tissue.
With the effect of ageing, gravity and breast feeding women tend to lose these desirable positions and develop loose, sagging breasts with the nipple and areola sagging downwards.
B-lifts or mastopexy is designed to lift the breast including the gland and the nipple. Correction can be done using various procedures depending on the extent of the problem.
This is often combined with breast augmentation to regain the rounded contour of a youthful breast.
Incisions for the procedures can be placed around the nipple areola complex or in the inflammatory crease. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia.
Post Operative Care includes wearing a sports bra for initial few weeks and heavy exercises should be avoided post surgery.
Potential complications include bleeding, loss of nipple sensations and inability to breastfeed. It is therefore advisable that the aspect of future breast feeding be discussed with the patient prior to the procedure.