A mastopexy (breast lift) with or without implants is often the foundation of a Mummy Makeover, which is a term used to typically describe surgery of the breasts and the body in a woman who has had children and is looking to improve her body form after pregnancy.
But what about breast liposuction? Should breast liposuction of the lateral pole of the breasts (side of the breasts) be involved when what you want is just a mastopexy?
BREAST LIPOSUCTION SHOULD BE DONE TOGETHER WITH BREAST LIFTS
This procedure helps to de-bulk and de-fat the sides of the breasts, create a nice definition of the side boundary of the breast, and reduce upper back fat. Adding liposuction to a breast lift does not increase its risks or the complexity of surgery – it will, however, create somewhat more bruising and swelling at the sides of the breasts and the upper arm area, but these temporary effects are typically worth the improved results.
HOW SAFE IS IT TO COMBINE MULTIPLE PROCEDURES AT ONE TIME?
It is safe to be under general anesthesia while a certified anesthesiologist is present every second of the surgery. SAFETY is always my topmost concern for all my patients and it is equally important for their spouses, family members and loved ones to feel like they are in safe hands when they are having plastic surgery.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM SUCH A PROCEDURE?
This differs base on the size of the area involved, lifestyle of the patient, and so on. It would be best to consult Dr Marco who will be able to provide you with accurate advice according to your personal health history. Generally, less strenuous activities such as easy walking and basic household activities around two days after the procedure is alright. This light activity will prevent blood clots and sores and help you make a smooth transition back to your regular routine.
During which, Dr Marco will continue to monitor your progress and give you full instructions to help speed your recovery. You may go home the same day, if you wish, but most patients take 1-2 weeks off from work. You may need to wear an elastic bandage or surgical bra for a short period of time, and you can expect some soreness and bruising for a few days. Inflammation may last for a period of weeks, gradually subsiding. If you are uncomfortable, you can take over-the-counter or prescription medication during the recovery period.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.