Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)
WHA T DOES IT TRY TO ACCOMPLISH
Improves the shape of a droopy breast without altering the size.
HOW IS IT DONE
The nipple is raised to a more normal position and the excess skin is removed.
HOW LONG DOES THE OPERATION TAKE
2 or 3 hours
HOW LONG IS THE STAY IN THE HOSPITAL
1 or 2 nights
TYPE OF STITCHES
Mainly dissolvable but thin nondissolving stitches around the nipple.
HOW LONG ARE THEY LEFT IN
Up to 2 weeks
TYPE OF DRESSING
Sticky paper tape and a bulky padded bandage, then a supporting bra
HOW LONG IS IT LEFT ON
The bandage is removed the following day and a bra is fitted which is worn for 6 weeks. The paper tape is removed at 2 weeks.
WHERE ARE THE SCARS AND HOW BAD ARE THEY
Around the nipple, then vertically from the nipple to the crease and then a variable length in the crease. Scars would be hidden by an ordinary bra.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER
2 or 3 weeks
WHEN IS THE FINAL RESULT SEEN
At about 6 months, although the scar improves over a long period
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
Permanent, although if a bra is not worn the breasts will probably sag again
COMMON COMPLICA TIONS
EARLY: Swelling and bruising can be severe.
LATE: The scars can stretch. If scarring is poor it can usually be improved
Your surgeon must be properly qualified to do the operation and he will advise you what can and what cannot be achieved in your case. Do take that advice.
Dr. Mirza Shehab Afzal Beg is a British trained plastic surgeon possessing the highest qualification of Plastic surgery in UK i.e. FRCS (Plast) which no other surgeon currently practicing in Pakistan has. He has also worked as a Consultant in Plastic Surgery in UK. On his return from UK he is based at Liaquat National Hospital and is also a honorary consultant at Aga Khan Hospital. He has his cosmetic surgery and hair transplant set up at Clifton, Karachi