A breast lift surgery also known as the Redrapage mammaire is a surgical process performed by a plastic surgeon that changes the shape of the breast. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue in order to raise the breasts.

 

People usually choose breast lift procedures when they notice sagging on their breast lifts or their nipples pointing downwards. Oftentimes such surgery boosts their self-confidence or self-image. While you should know that going through a breast lift surgery won't certainly change the size of your breasts. It can also be done in combination with breast reduction or breast augmentation.

 

With age your breasts start changing, they lose firmness and elasticity. Some causes of breasts change include the following:

      Pregnancy- A typical reason for a change in breasts is pregnancy. This is simply due to the fact that the ligaments which support your breasts during pregnancy get heavier and fuller. This becomes a reason for the sagging of breasts irrespective of the fact that you breastfeed your baby.

      Weight fluctuations- Weight changes due to loss or gaining of weight might cause the breast skin to lose and stretch elasticity.

      Gravity- Gravity over time causes the ligaments in the breasts to sag and stretch.

 

With a Redrapage mammaire surgery, the position of your nipples can be raised and the sagging can be reduced significantly. It is thus important to note that not everyone can go through the procedure of a breast lift. It can be done on any breast size and the women with the smaller sagging breasts tend to have longer results.

 

Risks involved.

Like any major surgery, a breast lift poses a risk of bleeding, infection, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. It's also possible to have an allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure. There are several risks involved in the procedure of breast lift. They are as follows:

     Scarring- It is important to remember that you will be left with scars and these scars are permanent. The scars will soften and fade within one or two years. In the case of poor healing, the scars can become wide and thick.

     Changes in breast sensation or nipples- While the sensation might return within several weeks, there might be some permanent loss of feelings. Although erotic sensation won’t be affected.

     Irregularities or asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts- This could occur as a result of changes during the healing process. Also, surgery might not successfully correct pre-existing asymmetry.

     Partial or total loss of the nipples or areola-Rarely, the blood supply to the nipple or areola is interrupted during a breast lift. This can damage breast tissue in the area and lead to the partial or total loss of the nipple or areola.

     Difficulty breast-feeding. While breast-feeding is usually possible after a breast lift, some women might have difficulty producing enough milk.

 

Be prepared to answer questions about current and past medical conditions. Tell the doctor if you have a family history of breast cancer.

Share the results of any mammograms or breast biopsies. Talk about any medications you're taking or have taken recently, as well as any surgeries you've had. To determine your treatment options, the doctor will examine your breasts — including the position of your nipples and areolae.

He or she will also consider the quality of your skin tone. Breast skin that has a good tone will hold the breasts in a better position after a breast lift. The doctor might also take pictures of your breasts for your medical record.