A breast uplift is the ideal procedure for women that are feel their breasts have drooped as they have got older or as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Another common reason is dramatic weight loss which results in the skin being stretched, often coupled with loss of volume, so the breasts look empty. Mr Juling Ong may recommend a mastopexy with either breast implants or fat transfer.
There are a number of different techniques that can be employed depending on the results you’re hoping to achieve and your skin quality, breast volume and the position of the nipple on the breast.
One approach is a lollipop mastopexy which entails a circular incision made around the nipple and a vertical scar from the bottom of the nipple to the base of the breast. A wise pattern or inverted T mastopexy where a further incision is made along the crease of the breast may be required if the nipple has to be raised or a great deal of excess skin to be excised.
During a breast uplift, Mr Ong will typically perform a slight ‘over-correction’ as the breasts will drop into a more natural position once swelling subsides.
Patients typically take two weeks off work to recover after a breast uplift. Although it’s important to rest in the first 48 hours after surgery, Mr Ong will advise you to gradually increase your activity levels as it helps to promote recovery. More strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks after your surgery. Mr Juling Ong will provide comprehensive advice on your recovery process and you will have a series of follow-up appointments.