The facelift (also known as mastopexy or breast ptosis cure) associated with lipofilling allows both to correct sagging or uneven breasts, enlarged areolas, and to give them back the shape of their youth, a curve fuller with a larger breast volume.
The increase in breast volume by lipofilling consists of injecting one's own adipose tissue into the breast to correct a volume deemed insufficient in addition to mastopexy.
The intervention can be offered when the breasts are sagging and have not developed sufficiently or when the breast volume has decreased following weight loss or pregnancy.
Breast lift surgery with lipofilling is increasingly carried out and brings excellent results. Trust your Cosmetic surgeon in Marseille.
When can you consider a breast lift with lipofilling?
- If pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or sheer gravity has changed the shape of your breasts, causing them to sag along with a noticeable decrease in size
- If breast lipofilling is not likely to lift the breast sufficiently, or your breast size is too small to consider an isolated facelift.
What are the advantages of a breast lift with lipofilling?
You will have a natural breast shape, better symmetry and a fuller neckline
Your breasts will look younger
The disadvantages of breast lift with lipofilling
- The effects of a breast lift may slowly wear off over time due to the severity and aging of the skin.
- A breast lift leaves scars that are often inconspicuous and will be hidden by a bra or swimsuit.
- A subsequent pregnancy may penalize the initial result.
- The result of lipofilling is final at the 6th month but it may vary depending on your weight level
These advantages and disadvantages should be taken into account if you are considering this type of surgery. If you want to know the best possible solution in your case, a consultation with Dr Christophe Desouches, cosmetic surgeon in Marseille is necessary for an accurate assessment.
How is mastopexy performed with lipofilling?
a breast lift is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation in an accredited clinic for cosmetic surgery. Different techniques exist to remove excess skin and to reshape the mammary gland. These techniques determine the location of incisions and scars. the Dr Christophe Desouches will choose a technique according to the size of your breast and its shape, the size of your areola and its position, the degree of sagging of the breast and the quality of the skin.
For lipofilling, the aim of the procedure is to inject fat into the breast after having taken it from where it is in excess. The fatty tissue is removed by liposuction in a gentle and atraumatic manner. After purification, the cellular part of the fat removed is reinjected as a coating using small cannulas through puncture-shaped skin incisions.
- The excess breast skin is removed and the nipple and areola are positioned in a correct position
- If your areola was too large, it is possible to reduce its size
- The scars are usually hidden under the breasts, and slightly visible vertically over and around the areola.
- The nipples and areolas remain attached to the mammary gland, which helps preserve sensitivity and the ability to breastfeed
- In some patients, it may be possible to avoid the horizontal incision under the breast, as well as the vertical incision that runs from the lower edge of the areola to the crease of the breast.
What are the consequences of the breast lifting procedure with lipofilling?
Dr Christophe Desouches will study with you the time needed before you can return to your normal level of physical and professional activity. After surgery, you will receive detailed instructions on your post-operative care, including information on:
- Normal symptoms
- Signs of possible complications
Immediately after your facelift
In general, you can expect to have dressings, to wear compression garments, and sometimes you may have surgical drains.
When the anesthesia wears off, you may feel some pain. If the pain is severe or long lasting, you will be given pain relievers through the veins. You will also see redness and swelling after the surgery.
Normal surgical outcomes include bruising, change in nipple tenderness, and itching around the incision sites. These side effects should go away within the first few weeks, with some residual effects lasting up to three months after surgery.
You will wear a medical compression bra for about a month.
What is the recovery time after breast lift surgery?
After extensive liposuction, a feeling of marked fatigue can be felt over a period of 10 to 15 days. Resumption of professional activity is possible after one week and sporting activity after 4 weeks.
There is a slow absorption of fat which stabilizes around the 6th month. It is on this date that we can assess the final result. A 2nd breast lipofilling session can then be considered in order to optimize the result (in shape or in volume). The costs generated are identical to the first session.
The fatty tissue graft is permanent and the grafted volume follows the volume variations linked to weight changes. In the event of weight loss, the volume of the breasts will decrease and in the event of weight gain, the volume will increase.
The final result of the liposuction is also appreciated from the 6th month.
A control consultation will be needed at 3 months, 6 months and a year. A radiological assessment identical to the initial assessment will be carried out at 1 year.
It is extremely important that you follow all care instructions provided by Dr Christophe Desouches. This will include information on wearing compression garments, what bandages are needed, and the level and type of activity that is safe. It will also provide you with detailed instructions on the normal symptoms you will experience and potential signs of complications. It is important to realize that the time required for recovery varies greatly between individuals.
What are the limits and risks of a breast lift with lipofilling?
Complications of breast lift with prostheses are rare. Your specific risks will be assessed during your consultation.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin)
- Infection and bleeding
- Variations in sensitivity
- Hypertrophic or hyperpigmented scars
- Allergic reactions
- Unsatisfactory results which may require additional interventions
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs (Phlebitis or pulmonary embolism)
You can help minimize some risks by following the tips and instructions from Dr Christophe Desouches, both before and after your surgery.