Breast Lift Surgery or Mastopexy
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Mastopexy (i.e., breast lift surgery or breast uplift) refers to the correction of breast position and firmness without a reduction or increase in size. This is either performed through a peri-areola scar (i.e., around the circumference of the areola) but in severe cases is performed by using a keyhole incision with the resultant scar around the areola and a very small and insignificant scar in the inframammary fold. A vertical scar joins these 2 scars. The patient usually requires a 24-hour hospital stay. All sutures are absorbable and do not need to be removed. Post-operatively, the patient has to wear a bra for 4 weeks day and night.
Meticulous attention to the healing scar with taping and moisturisers for several months during the maturation process will usually culminate in very acceptable scarring. You will remain in hospital for one day and your recovery will take approximately ten days.
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Saul Braun operates from the Netcare Rosebank Hospital, situated in the up-market Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg.