Breast Lift

With Breast Lift you can improve your appearance and psychology.

It is known that many women aren’t pleased with the appearance of their breasts, not so much due to size, but due to flaccidity and drop.

This is the result either of age, or weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding, or even the force of gravity. Therefore, a woman’s breasts may have “gone bad” in size, shape or texture, due to one or more of the above factors.

As a method, breast augmentation (mastopexy) aims to improve the shape and texture of the female breast. If a simultaneous increase in breast size is necessary, a breast lift is combined with augmentation surgery and the use of silicone.

Furthermore, many times breast lifts result in a reduction of the size of the areola. In cases where breast flaccidity is very small and the size needs to be increased, silicone breast augmentation can improve the overall image of the breast. But if flaccidity is too great, a breast lift, with or without augmentation, is necessary.

Breast Lift

With Breast Lift you can improve your appearance and psychology.

Preparation for breast lift

The first visit to the plastic surgeon, where after a detailed medical history, you will explain to the doctor exactly what your problem is, is essential.

The plastic surgeon will examine your breasts and explain the procedure that will be administered to improve the appearance of your breasts. The planning of the procedure will be individualized to meet your specific needs and requirements, and you will be given the opportunity to ask about what concerns you regarding the breast lift.

As with all cosmetic plastic surgery, you must limit smoking and alcohol, and avoid taking certain medications, such as aspirins and multivitamins, two weeks prior to surgery.

The procedure

A breast lift takes from one up to two and a half hours of surgery, depending on the technique used.

The most common technique involves an incision around the nipple and continuing in a straight line below it. The nipple will be repositioned higher and the excess skin will be removed, while improving the shape of the breast.

Before breast lift

  • Avoid sunbathing for one week before the operation.
  • If you are taking any medication, inform Dr. Gaitanis, so that he can advise you on its continuation.
  • ALCOHOL is prohibited 48 hours before the operation.
  • ASPIRIN is prohibited for at least one week before the operation. You may take paracetamol.
  • If you are a smoker, it is important to significantly reduce smoking or even better to QUIT it.
  • The morning before the operation, take a shower or bath and wash your hair, but do not use hair spray or other products. Shave your armpits. Do not apply any lotions.
  • Arrange your transfer to and from the hospital in advance. Dr. Gaitanis will have informed you whether you will stay overnight in the hospital or leave in the afternoon of the same day.
  • Get a sports bra. You should discuss with Dr. Gaitanis what the appropriate size is.
  • Underwire bras are prohibited.

Breast lift day

  • Eating or drinking is prohibited for at least 6 hours before the operation.
  • Remove nail polish, contact lenses, jewelry and makeup before leaving home for the hospital.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothes.

After the procedure

After surgery, your chest will be covered with gauze and an elastic bandage, and a sports bra will have to be worn for additional chest support.

In most cases, the doctor does not use drains. You will visit the plastic surgeon the next day for a postoperative check-up. All sutures used are absorbable, so sutures removal isn’t necessary.
You should keep the skin on your chest hydrated during the postoperative period, but without impacting the surgical incisions.

You should wear the elastic bra day and night for the first two weeks and afterwards, only during the day for another two weeks. A slight swelling, which will gradually subside after the first 2-3 weeks, is to be expected. You will need to take time off work for 4 – 8 days, depending on the type of surgery.

  • ASPIRIN is forbidden for 7 days after the operation.
  • ALCOHOL is forbidden for 48 hours after the operation.
  • Follow the medication regimen recommended by Dr. Gaitanis.
  • Avoid sunbathing for about 3 weeks.
  • Bathing is allowed only after the bandages have been removed. Showering is allowed after the first day, but keeping the bandages dry.
  • It would be beneficial if you spent at least one day lying down, with light walks at home.
  • Avoid driving during the first week after the operation.
  • Wear the special bra day and night for the first 2 weeks, and afterwards, only during the day, for 2 more weeks.
  • You are not allowed to wear an underwire bra for at least 4 weeks after the operation.
  • The first meeting with the doctor after your operation, will be scheduled for the next day.

Your new breasts.

The purpose of the operation is to create youthful breasts, both in shape and texture. Surgical incisions will be made in places that are not easily discernible and though they may be red at first, usually, over time their appearance improves greatly.

In some cases where flaccidity is very small, the incision can be limited to the part around the nipple and straight down. If it is too great, however, the incision may be the shape of an anchor, possibly extending to the sub-breast ripple.

In cases where it is appropriate, the operation can be performed under local anesthesia, whereas in cases of great flaccidity, general anesthesia is needed.

Dr. A. Gaitanis

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