If you are dissatisfied because of how a sagging bust line affects your silhouette, the doctors working through the Tijuana Bariatrics network offer breast lift surgery to improve your bust in Tijuana and Monterrey, Mexico. This procedure can improve the height and feel of your breasts for a younger, natural-looking effect. With surgeons who follow the exacting standards of US surgical practices, you can take advantage of more affordable treatment options without sacrificing safety.
Breast Lift Basics
Unlike a breast augmentation, which increases the size of breasts, a lift can reshape and raise the existing tissue to restore a more youthful height and firmness. Breast lifts are meant to undo the effects of sagging, which can be caused pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, genetics, and age. While an augmentation can help with a certain degree of sagging, a lift is the preferred solution in more extreme cases. If a your nipples fall below the breast crease, if they point downward, if the skin and areola are stretched, or if one breast is lower than the other, then the surgeon may recommend a breast lift over an augmentation. In some cases, a lift may help decrease the size of the pigmented skin around the nipple, also known as the areola.
Your customized breast lift will have multiple phases that you can prepare for beforehand.
Before undergoing any surgery, you will need to meet with a potential plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the doctor will ask about your aesthetic goals to determine if the procedure is the right choice for you. Because the consultation is also about deciding whether a doctor-patient relationship is a good fit, it is just as important for you to ask questions of your own, such as:
- What procedure is right for my goals?
- What incisions will work best for my needs?
- Do you have before and after photos of previous patients?
- Where will I be taken after surgery?
- What type of medication should I take after surgery?
- Will I have dressings or bandages? When will they be removed?
- What scarring can I expect?
- Do the stitches need to be removed? If so, when?
Because a breast lift is an outpatient surgery, patients can typically leave the hospital within a few hours of the procedure. You will most likely receive general anesthesia to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible during your surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon begins by making incisions in the areas you decided on previously. Depending on the surgical technique used, incisions are placed around the nipple, down the front of the breast, or under the breast crease so that they can be concealed even by a bikini top. Your doctor will then lift and reshape the breast tissue to improve your contours and, if necessary, can remove excess skin. The remaining tissues are then tightened and the surgical incisions closed. The entire surgery typically takes a few hours.
A breast lift can reshape and raise the existing tissue to restore a more youthful height and firmness.
While the specifics of recovery will vary from patient to patient, certain basics will remain the same. As with any surgery involving the breasts, you must wear a compression bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and provide proper support while you heal. While patients are typically released the same day as surgery, you will not be able to return to your normal routine for several days. Most patients can return to work within a week or two, if it does not involve strenuous physical activity. You will have to receive approval from your surgeon before restarting any exercise routines. While scars cannot be avoided, these typically fade to a thin, white line within months of surgery. Your surgeon can recommend topical products or massage techniques to minimize the appearance of scars even further.
Reach Out Today
The doctors working through the Tijuana Bariatrics network coordinate care to ensure that patients receive the best results possible. If you are considering a breast lift, contact the network to schedule an appointment.