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#1 girlontop

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:33 AM

At 5'6, my 38C breasts may be considered proportional to my height. However, it's hard to be active with my boobs bouncin around.. In the gym... playing sports... etc. My mom's askin what I want for my 21 birthday which will be 2 months from now... I'm seriously thinking about getting a breast lift. I think they're too heavy thats why they are not as perky as the breasts of other girls my age. I want to change that.

Any medical experts around who can enlighten me about the procedure? How do they actually do it? How long is the preparation/recovery time? How much would it cost?

Thanks.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:12 AM

A breast lift is for sagging breasts. What you might need is a reduction mammoplasty. If you're willing to part with a few inches off the top, this is better for you. A good surgeon should be able to do it for less than 60K (PF-wise, anecdotal info, I do not speak for ALL plastic surgeons). You will probably be in the hospital a few days, just to make sure that infection and bleeding post-op won't be a problem. They will take out some of the fatty tissue that makes up the breast, and tighten some parts of the skin to reduce sag.

If you find that your breasts are too heavy, a lift will not alleviate the inconvenience nor other medical problems you might have now, or will have in the future. It might not even work as well as you would hope for.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:26 PM

At 5'6, my 38C breasts may be considered proportional to my height. However, it's hard to be active with my boobs bouncin around.. In the gym... playing sports... etc. My mom's askin what I want for my 21 birthday which will be 2 months from now... I'm seriously thinking about getting a breast lift. I think they're too heavy thats why they are not as perky as the breasts of other girls my age. I want to change that.

Any medical experts around who can enlighten me about the procedure? How do they actually do it? How long is the preparation/recovery time? How much would it cost?

Thanks.


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The Best Candidates For Breast Lift/Mastopexy

A breast lift can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

The best candidates for mastopexy are healthy, emotionally-stable women who are realistic about what the surgery can accomplish. The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts. Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in heavy breasts.

All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty and Risk

Mastopexy does leave noticeable, permanent scars, although they'll be covered by your bra or bathing suit. (Poor healing and wider scars are more common in smokers.) The procedure can also leave you with unevenly positioned nipples, or a permanent loss of feeling in your nipples or breasts.

Planning Your Surgery

In your initial consultation, it's important to discuss your expectations frankly with your surgeon, and to listen to his or her opinion. Every patient--and every physician, as well--has a different view of what is a desirable size and shape for breasts.

The surgeon will examine your breasts and measure them while you're sitting or standing. He or she will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure--such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin--and whether an implant is advisable. You should also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned; they'll be moved higher during the procedure, and should be approximately even with the crease beneath your breast.

Your surgeon should describe the procedure in detail, explaining its risks and limitations and making sure you understand the scarring that will result. He or she should also explain the anesthesia to be used, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs involved.

Preparing For Your Surgery

Depending on your age and family history, your surgeon may require you to have a mammogram (breast x-ray) before surgery. You'll also get specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications.

While you're making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days if needed.

Where Your Surgery Will Be Performed

Your breast lift may be performed in a hospital, an outpatient surgery center, or a surgeon's office-based facility. It's usually done on an outpatient basis, for cost containment and convenience. If you're admitted to the hospital as an inpatient, you can expect to stay one or two days.
Types of Anesthesia

Breast lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia, which means you'll sleep through the operation. In selected patients--particularly when a smaller incision is being made--the surgeon may use local anesthesia, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You'll be awake but relaxed, and will feel minimal discomfort.
The Surgery

Mastopexy usually takes one and a half to three and a half hours. Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.

The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down and together to reshape the breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.

Some patients, especially those with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions. One such procedure is the "doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy," in which circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed.


After Your Surgery

After surgery, you'll wear an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings. Your breasts will be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable for a day or two, but the pain shouldn't be severe. Any discomfort you do feel can be relieved with medications prescribed by your surgeon.

Within a few days, the bandages or surgical bra will be replaced by a soft support bra. You'll need to wear this bra around the clock for three to four weeks, over a layer of gauze. The stitches will be removed after a week or two.

If your breast skin is very dry following surgery, you can apply a moisturizer several times a day. Be careful not to tug at your skin in the process, and keep the moisturizer away from the suture areas.

You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipples and breast skin, caused by the swelling after surgery. This numbness usually fades as the swelling subsides over the next six weeks or so. In some patients, however, it may last a year or more, and occasionally it may be permanent.
Getting Back to Normal

Healing is a gradual process. Although you may be up and about in a day or two, don't plan on returning to work for a week or more, depending on how you feel. And avoid lifting anything over your head for three to four weeks. If you have any unusual symptoms, don't hesitate to call your surgeon.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activities. You may be instructed to avoid sex for a week or more, and to avoid strenuous sports for about a month. After that, you can resume these activities slowly. If you become pregnant, the operation should not affect your ability to breast-feed, since your milk ducts and nipples will be left intact.
Your New Look

Your surgeon will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Still, it's important to remember that mastopexy scars are extensive and permanent. They often remain lumpy and red for months, then gradually become less obvious, sometimes eventually fading to thin white lines. Fortunately, the scars can usually be placed so that you can wear even low-cut tops.

You should also keep in mind that a breast lift won't keep you firm forever--the effects of gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations will eventually take their toll again. Women who have implants along with their breast lift may find the results last longer.

Your satisfaction with a breast lift is likely to be greater if you understand the procedure thoroughly and if your expectations are realistic.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:00 PM

At 5'6, my 38C breasts may be considered proportional to my height. However, it's hard to be active with my boobs bouncin around.. In the gym... playing sports... etc. My mom's askin what I want for my 21 birthday which will be 2 months from now... I'm seriously thinking about getting a breast lift. I think they're too heavy thats why they are not as perky as the breasts of other girls my age. I want to change that.

Any medical experts around who can enlighten me about the procedure? How do they actually do it? How long is the preparation/recovery time? How much would it cost?

Thanks.


I think its breast reduction surgery you want not a lift... I could be wrong though but ...

I have an aunt who had one because she had HUGE breasts and it was affecting her posture and giving her backpains.

She had it done here in the US and she says it was literally, a load of her chest.


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:48 AM

At 5'6, my 38C breasts may be considered proportional to my height. However, it's hard to be active with my boobs bouncin around.. In the gym... playing sports... etc. My mom's askin what I want for my 21 birthday which will be 2 months from now... I'm seriously thinking about getting a breast lift. I think they're too heavy thats why they are not as perky as the breasts of other girls my age. I want to change that.

Any medical experts around who can enlighten me about the procedure? How do they actually do it? How long is the preparation/recovery time? How much would it cost?

Thanks.


post pics of yr breasts so i can tell if they need a lift ...... then if you do get a lift can you post a pic of them when they heal? thanks

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:46 PM

my problem is more about the weight making it sag. I feel like if I get a lift, my boobs will not sag as much. However, if the weight stays the same, there might be a big possibility that it may sag again, right? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Edited by girlontop, 02 June 2007 - 01:48 PM.


#7 otitismedia

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:50 PM

my problem is more about the weight making it sag. I feel like if I get a lift, my boobs will not sag as much. However, if the weight stays the same, there might be a big possibility that it may sag again, right? Please correct me if I'm wrong.


yup, you need a breast reduction.aka. bust lift...see my previous post....i can give you free consult if you want just pm me.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 07:15 PM

my problem is more about the weight making it sag. I feel like if I get a lift, my boobs will not sag as much. However, if the weight stays the same, there might be a big possibility that it may sag again, right? Please correct me if I'm wrong.


go see a plastic surgeon.
my advise is to check if your doctor is trained and certified. too many horror stories abound.
call the philippine college of surgeons. better still check their website.
good luck. :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:04 PM

post pics of yr breasts so i can tell if they need a lift ...... then if you do get a lift can you post a pic of them when they heal? thanks


heheeh! ayus ka rin tol ah! .hheheh :)

consult a physician and for their advise if you already need one

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 02:59 AM

I was going to add my reply about a reduction mammoplasty when I realized that this topic is quite old.

Well, I hope Ms. Girlontop got the advice she needed and that she made the right decision.

Sana may post-op report.


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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:53 PM

I concur, reduction mammoplasty is the way to go.
As previously posted, maybe you should post pics of your breast....hehehe...nice try

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:12 PM

go see a plastic surgeon.
my advise is to check if your doctor is trained and certified. too many horror stories abound.
call the philippine college of surgeons. better still check their website.
good luck. :rolleyes:

:thumbsupsmiley:

But seriously, I hope there is a healthier diet type of way to solve your problem. Surgery is always painful and will make your body age because of the stress it will undergo. Its like giving birth for women!

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:43 PM

please see an endocrinologist also. im entertaining hormonally induced gigantomastia.
a keyhole mastopexy will do the trick though.
please see a board certified plastic surgeon for safety reasons.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

i wonder what happenet to girlontop ? Posted Image




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