Breast Lift Before and After
Over time, a woman’s breasts may begin to lose their youthful shape and firmness, often as a result of age, pregnancy, gravity and weight loss. A breast lift is designed to rejuvenate and raise the breasts by removing excess skin and reducing the size of the areola. If you desire a more youthful looking contour, take the time to look at our breast lift before and after photos to see if Dr Norris’ work appeals to you.
The breast lift procedure
Breast lift surgery, otherwise known as a mastopexy, takes between one to three hours to complete and is performed under general anaesthesia. Dr Norris will make an incision, most commonly around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease. Once the incisions are made, Dr Norris will remove excess skin, lift and reshape the underlying breast tissue and reposition the nipple and areola. He will then tighten the remaining skin as he closes the incisions with sutures.
Potential candidates for breast lift
At Form and Face clinic in Sydney, the first step to determining whether you are a candidate for mastopexy is to have a consultation with Dr Norris. You are a potential candidate for a breast lift if:
- Your breasts have fully developed
- Your breasts are sagging or have lost their shape and firmness
- Your breasts have a flat or elongated shape
- When unsupported by a bra, your nipples fall below the breast crease
- Your nipples and areolas point downwards
- Your breast skin is stretched and your areolas are enlarged
- One breast is lower than the other
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
What to expect after a breast lift
Following a breast lift, you will need to wear a surgical bra to provide support to your breasts. A small, thin tube may also be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid in the days following your procedure.
You will need to take some time off work to rest following a breast lift, however most patients are able to return to all normal activities, with the exception of strenuous exercise, within two weeks.