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Breast Lift Surgery


One of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures available today is that of breast lift surgery, also sometimes known as mastopexy. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular around the world, particularly among older women, and is a relatively simple way to restore breasts to their former aesthetic level without the need for more invasive procedures. Thousands of women make us of breast lift surgery each year due to the high success and satisfaction rates of the procedure, as well as the positive effect on self-esteem and physical wellbeing.

A breast lift surgery is intended to assist with breasts that are sagging or uneven, those that have lost volume or definition, and those with drooping nipples or stretched areolas (the darker area of skin that surrounds the nipples). The procedure can go a long way towards restoring a youthful shape to your breasts along with added lift and firmness. In cases where there is either too little or too much volume in the breasts, a breast augmentation or breast reduction procedure might also be a recommended course of action in conjunction with a lift, to address these issues as well.

There are a number of factors that might support the decision to undergo a breast lift procedure:
Women who have been had children may have experienced changes to their breasts as a result of pregnancy and nursing
The continuous effect of gravity, a rapid weight gain or loss, as well as common factors such as normal aging and genetic factors can all affect the breats over time, resulting in sagging or other undesirable changes
Sometimes breast implants are not enough, or would not be recommended by a surgeon to achieve the desired breast contour. In this case, a breast lift procedure can be a better option. The tissue that surrounds the nipple or areola can become stretched, leading to a different appearance, the breasts have become lacking in firmness or are too soft, nipples and areolas point downward instead of straight ahead and breasts are uneven in size, or are too heavy.

Breast lift procedures are typically performed using general anesthesia, or sometimes intravenous or ‘twilight’ sedation, and can be done in any properly equipped hospital or surgeon’s office. There are a range of different techniques used, depending on the specific case at hand, to removing excess skin and reshape the breast. Depending on the techniques used, the size, location, and visibility of the resulting scars can vary. The procedure can generally be completed in two to three hours, and does not usually require an overnight stay at the hospital thereafter. Recovery time is also quite short.

Many cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast lift surgery, can be quite expensive in many parts of the world, but Cape Town, South Africa offers some of the cheapest rates worldwide. The affordability of medical procedures in the country, along with world class doctors, state-of-the-art facilities, and the many other attractions that Cape Town has to offer, make it a number one destination for medical tourism, and Medical Tourism SA is available to assist you with all your needs before, during, and after your procedure.

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