All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty and Risk
A breast lift is not a simple operation, but it’s normally safe when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lesavoy. Still, as with any surgery, there is always a possibility of complications or a reaction to the anesthesia. Bleeding and infection following a breast lift are uncommon, but they can cause scars to widen. You can reduce your risks by closely following Dr. Lesavoy’s advice both before and after surgery.
Mastopexy does leave noticeable, permanent scars, although they’ll be covered by your bra or bathing suit or be in the arm pit. Smokers have a tendency for poor healing and wider scars. In the Gallery “After” pictures the scars depicted are after approximately six to eight weeks. Scars usually become less noticeable after six to twenty-four months and vary with each individual. The breast lift procedure can also leave you with unevenly positioned nipples, or a permanent loss of feeling in your nipples or breasts.