A breast lift treatment attempts to naturally redrape the breast skin envelope to raise the position of the nipple and improve breast shape. The main reasons for having a breast lift are:
Mr Banwell recommends a general anaesthetic undertaken by a specialist anaesthetist. The operation is generally performed as a day case and usually no drains are required after the operation.
We generally like to see you at least twice prior to your surgery, although Mr Banwell welcomes and encourages you to visit as many times as you require, to go through the steps and give you tips to allay any concerns you may have about your surgery and at the same time confirm the size, look and expected outcome you are trying to achieve and also to make sure that you are fully informed of what the procedure involves and the potential risks.
The breast can be lifted using a number of surgical techniques including the Wise pattern technique, possibly using a periareolar incision, as well as minimal scar techniques, such as a Lejour method and Benelli method. Mr Banwell will discuss these options with you.
After the uplifting operation there are no stitches to remove, as they are all internal. The hospital nurse or an office staff member will contact you after the operation to ensure that you have no problems during your convalescence. There will be post-op visits at one week, six weeks and six months. A crop-top/ athletic support bra is to be worn day and night for six weeks. We recommend no driving for two weeks post-operatively and no rigorous exercise for six weeks. At day 7 we will discuss the best way to achieve the optimum scar result.
There are both general and specific risks and Mr Banwell will talk to you in detail regarding these. General risks include slight pain, bruising and swelling, bleeding, wound infection, problems with general anaesthetic, abnormal scarring and keloid scars. The specific risks of breast lift include loss of sensation to the breast skin or nipple, asymmetry and bottoming out of the breast, asymmetry, nipple size differences and nipple height differences.
Please contact Mr Banwell's office on 01342 330302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
PRE ADMISSION TESTS
Sleeping on back recommended for 2 weeks.
Shower after 1 day. Bath after 2 weeks.
SPORT & EXERCISE
After 4 weeks, restricted at first
TIME OFF WORK
BRAS & GARMENTS
Sports bra worn for 8 weeks