Breast lift (or "mastopexy" or "treatment for raising sagging breasts") is a very common procedure that can improve a woman’s appearance and contribute to developing her self-esteem. Most women say that the intervention had a very positive effect on their life.
This intervention pushes up and firms sagging breasts by taking away the excess skin and by tightening the breast tissue to give a more youthful appearance and improve the silhouette.
[Nota bene: the photographs presented above are only for information purposes. They are the results of a previous intervention. They do not predict in any case a future result.]
FREQUENT QUESTIONS (BREAST LIFT WITHOUT IMPLANTS)
Please, remember that only a consultation with a plastic surgeon can give you personalized information.
WHICH KIND OF EXAMS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE THE INTERVENTION?
A pre-surgery mammography is required. A blood test will be performed to assess your blood coagulation.
WILL I HAVE A SCAR?
Yes, there will always be a scar around the areola. It can sometimes continue on the breast in the shape of an anchor.
Its position will be chosen during the consultation, after discussion with Dr Franchi.
WHAT KIND OF ANAESTHESIA WILL BE USED FOR A BREAST LIFT?
Anaesthesia will be general.
HOW LONG WILL THE INTERVENTION TAKE?
About 1.5 hours.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO STAY AT THE CLINIC?
For few hours.
WHEN CAN I GO BACK TO WORK?
After one to five days. However, you recovery time depends on the type of intervention and the natural healing capacity of your body.
WILL I FEEL PAIN AFTER A BREAST LIFT?
Pain is normally moderate and easily controlled by painkillers.
WHEN CAN I TAKE THE FIRST SHOWER AFTER THE INTERVENTION?
A shower is recommended already on the morning after the intervention.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR A BRA AFTER THE INTERVENTION?
Yes, a wireless bra should be worn during the first month and then all bra types are authorized.
MUST I STOP DOING SPORT?
Stopping all physical activities involving the upper part of the body is recommended for one month. Similarly, heavy weights should not be lifted for the same amount of time.
DO I HAVE TO MASSAGE MY BREASTS OR PUT CREAMS AFTER THE OPERATION?
A simple hydrating cream is recommended for few days after the intervention. A hydrating cream is also recommended before the intervention. Breasts should not be massaged for the first month after surgery.
DO I HAVE TO STOP SMOKING BEFORE AND AFTER THE INTERVENTION?
Smoking can increase the risk of infection of the respiratory tract and can slow down the healing process. Smoking can also increase the risk of infection in the area concerned by surgery. If you smoke, we will ask you to reduce or, preferably, to stop smoking in the weeks before and after the intervention.