Breast Lift with Implants Frequently asked questions
Breast Lift with Implants What Should I know?
Many patients do see Dr Abel Mounir M.D. M.Sc plastic surgeon in Manchester and Liverpool, to improve the shape and to enhance them Breasts after pregnancy, weight loss or simply because of aging process. Patients do feel that they have lost volume and fullness and what is even more noticeable is the fact that the breast has dropped massively. It is a fact that breast uplift or Lift performed on its own would improve the shape of the breasts, however, breast augmentation using Mentor silicone implants will achieve more fullness. This is why the Manchester breast surgeon offers a combination of breast lift and augmentation with smooth silicone implants for the following reasons:
When the breast has lost fullness at the top and has dropped noticeably
When the size of the nipples are too big and sitting low.
When the nipples are point down and sitting below the breast creases.
After weight loss or pregnancy when the breast loses fullness and drops
To restore the breast shape and fullness
Patient planning augmented mastopexy with uplift or so-called Lift with implants should request to see Dr Mounir plastic surgeon. During the consultation Dr Mounir will assess you and tell you if you are suitable for combination breast Lift with Implants.
Am I a good candidate for breast uplift and implants?
Dr. Mounir specialist plastic surgeon will discuss with you your needs and expectation. He will assess you and tell you if you are suitable for breast Uplift with implant surgery or so called Augmented Mastopexy. Generally speaking patients suitable for breast Uplift are:
Women who feels that her breasts have dropped and become lost fullness.
Women experiencing sometimes skin irritation in the breast creases.
Women who do wishes to have her breasts uplifted, augmented and the nipple areola reduced.
Women who feels happy with them body image but self-conscious about her breast shape.
Women in good general physical and mental health.
Women with realistic expectations.
Women who are not breast-feeding.
How to prepare myself for breast uplift?
Prior to the Breast surgery, all patients are required to attend a personal consultation with Dr Mounir plastic surgeon to be assessed.
This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Breast uplift with implant or so called augmented mastopexy. A treatment plan can be tailored to your needs, with all the risks and complications discussed with you prior to surgery. You should be in good overall physical condition and have a positive self-image even if understandably you are concerned about the shape of your breasts. Most importantly you should have a realistic expectations. Dr Mounir will stress to you that breast uplift will never produce a Baywatch look.
If you have been breast-feeding Dr Mounir will ask you to stop and wait at least 3 months before proceeding with any breast cosmetic surgery.
If you smoke, you will have to stop to have breast cosmetic surgery. This should be done about six weeks prior to the procedure and two weeks after the surgery. This also includes stopping any aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Generally speaking the Manchester Plastic surgeon performs breast uplift with silicone implant surgery always under general anaesthesia and as day case.
Depending on your needs and the amount of the excess skin to be removed, Dr Mounir will discuss with you the breast uplift technique he will perform and the amount of incisions he will need to make. Dr. Mounir breast surgeon will reduce the excess ski mainly from the lower pole of the breast before placing Mentor silicone implants in your breasts pocket. If needed Dr Mounir cosmetic surgeon will reduce the size of your nipple/areola complex to be more in proportion with your new breasts.
Also if needed and if you are presenting asymmetry of volumes, Dr Mounir will reduce the skin more from the bigger side and place two different size implants to make sure that your breasts are more even at the end of the surgery. He usually finishes by using only dissolvable sutures that do not need to be removed.
It is normal to feel swollen and to have some discomfort after breast uplift with implants surgery. You will be able to take analgesia for support through recovery time. There can also be change in sensation and even some discharge. It will be necessary to wear a support bra for a number of weeks. You can go home a day after surgery and it is important to keep all wounds dry for one week. After breast mastopexy surgery with the Plastic surgeon in Manchester this is what you should expect:
Generally speaking all breast Uplift patients can enjoy light exercise after two to three weeks.
Dr Mounir’ breast uplift mastopexy patients rarely needs painkillers.
Some patients may experience some swelling and bruising.
Some patients do experience some numbness and discomfort. This decrease in the nipple sensitivity can become permanent. Pain is very infrequent and only temporary.
Any strenuous activities should be avoided for couple of weeks.
Patients are strongly advised to sleep in a sports bra for six weeks.
Is Breast Uplift with Implants Surgery Successful?
Most Manchester and Liverpool patients are pleased with the results of augmented mastopexy surgery. However, with every surgery, there are some risks and complications. Manchester breast surgeon will make you aware of these risks and complications before your breast Uplift with implants surgery. These risks can include:
- Swelling and Bruising
- Healing problems
- Nipple loss or skin loss (necrosis)
- Reduced sensitivity
- Unsatisfactory results
- Change overtime
Scars: Performing breast Lift with Implants unfortunately does produce scars. Dr Mounir plastic surgeon put his utmost to make your uplift Lift and implants scars as inconspicuous as possible. However the scars are beyond the Manchester Breast surgeon and every Breast patient heals differently.
Bleeding: does happen usually within the first few days after the breast Lift with Implants surgery. Therefore, the Manchester Plastic surgeon will always ask you to stop aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs at least 10 days before your breast uplift with implants surgery. If you do suffer from high blood pressure you should keep taking your tablets and monitor your Blood pressure to reduce the risk of bleeding.
Infection: If you do experience redness, swelling and pain you should then contact Dr Mounir Manchester plastic surgeon immediately because you may need antibiotics or even another operation. This can affect your final result and you may need revision the surgeries.
Swelling and bruising: Usually Manchester Breast Lift with Implants patients do experience some swelling and bruising of the breasts postoperatively. It does take weeks for the swelling to settle.
Healing problems Rarely the edges of the wounds can come apart, especially at the T- junction. Dr Mounir Plastic surgeon or our Manchester Nurse will need to see you regularly at least three times per week at the Pall Mall Manchester Hospital to offer you wound nursing and dressing. In some cases the Manchester Breast Surgeon may need to remove the tissue that had been infected.
Loss of blood supply to the nipple or skin: Some patients in very rarely cases, the nipple/areola complex may lose the blood supply and turn looking blue and then black (necrosis). Dr Mounir Manchester breast surgeon normally will not discharge after the surgery until he makes sure that your nipples and breast are well healthy.
Asymmetry: “Breast are sisters not twins” and this would be the case after you breast Lift with Implants surgery. The Manchester Breast uplift mastopexy are usually happy with them cosmetic outcome, however, there is always a risk that your breast uplift will leave you with a slightly uneven breasts and this why Dr Mounir may offer you two use two different size implants..
Increased or reduced sensation: Most Manchester Breast Lift with implants patients will experience some numbness and reduce sensation in the nipples. Dr Mounir Manchester plastic surgeon will warn you that sometimes this change in sensation may be permanent.
Unsatisfactory result: Prior to the surgery Dr Mounir Manchester and Liverpool Plastic surgeon will discuss with you your needs and expectations and he will explain to you how he will plan you breast Lift with implants in Manchester. However he will stress to you that no Breast surgeon can or would guarantee you the final cup size and there is always a risk that you may be disappointed with the cosmetic outcome and the final cup size.
Change over time: Dr Mounir will warn you that ageing, pregnancy and weight loss or weight gain after the surgery will affect your cosmetic outcome and you may need more surgery to maintain your breast Lift with implants outcome.
Will My Breasts drop again After A Breast Uplift?
During your initial consultation with Manchester Plastic surgeon, Dr Mounir will advise you strongly to postpone any form of breast cosmetic surgery until you completed your family. He will also advise you to achieve your weight target before Breast uplift surgery and not. Most importantly that you should choose your implants size very carefully because the heavier the implant you will choose the higher the risk of recurrence of sagginess.