If you have ever stood in front
of a mirror and wished that your breasts were
firmer, higher and more youthful looking, breast
lift surgery may be a good option for you. A breast
lift can rejuvenate your figure by restoring the
lift and shape that is often lost as gravity takes
breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, the
breasts are raised, the nipples are repositioned
and the areolas (the darker skin around the nipples)
may be reduced in size. If you have lost breast
volume over the years and you want to add more
fullness, implants may be inserted during breast
lift surgery to increase breast size.
will find basic information about breast lift
surgery in this brochure. However, the best way
to get complete answers to specific questions
that relate to your individual needs is to have
a personal consultation with Dr. Srinivasa Rao
Surapaneni Cosmetic Surgeon well trained abroad
in this field under the guidance of world famous
Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon Prof. Ivo Pitanguy of
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
a breast lift right for me?
breast lift can be performed at any age, but your
Cosmetic surgeon usually recommends waiting until
breast developing has stopped. Pregnancy and breast
feeding may affect the size and shape of your
breasts, so you may wish to postpone surgery until
after having children. Still, many women elect
to go forward with the surgery before having children,
knowing that they can address any pregnancy related
changes later. The milk ducts and nipples typically
are not affected during breast lift surgery, so
usually the procedure will not alter your ability
to breast feed.
may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery
if you have any of the following conditions:
breasts are pendulous, but are a size that is
satisfactory to you
• breast lack substances or firmness
• nipples and areolas point downward, especially
if they are positioned below the breast crease
many cases, women seek breast lift surgery to
correct inherited traits or asymmetry- one breast
may be firm and well developed while the other
is not. Breast of any size can be lifted. However,
the results are more long lasting for women whose
breast are smaller and lighter.
should I expect from the consultation?
personal consultation is the first step for every
patient considering a breast lift. During this
meeting, your surgeon will assess your physical
and emotional health and discuss your specific
goals for the surgical procedure.
should arrive at the consultation prepared to
provide complete information about:
previous surgical procedures
• past and present medical conditions
• medications you are taking, including
herbal remedies or nutritional supplements
• past experience with weight loss and the
effect if had on your breast size
examining your breasts, your Cosmetic surgeon
will consider their size and shape, the quality
of your skin and the placement of the nipples
and areolas. Measurements and photographs will
be taken for your medical record.
is a breast lift performed?
anatomy, your surgeon’s preferences and
your desired result will determine the specific
method chosen for your breast lift. The most common
method of breast lift surgery involves three incisions.
One incision is made around the areola. Another
runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola
to the crease underneath the breast. The third
is a horizontal incision beneath the breast that
follows the natural curve of the breast crease.
the surgeon has removed the excess breast skin
and shaping the remaining breast tissue, the nipple
and areola are shifted to a higher position. The
areola, which is usually stretched out in sagging
breasts, can also be reduced in size, skin that
was formerly located above the areola is brought
down and together to reshape the breast. In some
cases, liposuction may be used to improve the
contour, especially on the sides of the breasts.
nipples and areolas remain attached to the underlying
mounds of tissue and this usually allows for the
preservation of sensation and the ability to breast
are many variations is breast lift technique your
plastic surgeon will determine the best technique
for you based on the size and shape of your breasts,
The size of your areolas and the extent of the
some instances, it may be possible to avoid the
horizontal incision that runs beneath the breasts,
for other women, a technique may be used that
avoids both the horizontal incision and the vertical
incision that runs from the edge of the areola
to the breast crease. If you are a good candidates
for one of these modified techniques, your surgeon
will discuss this with you.
you and your surgeon have decided that your breast
will be enlarged at the same time they are lifted,
breast implants will be required. If you are considering
this option, your surgeon will review the necessary
safety information with you and may give you an
additional brochure on breast augmentation.
will I learn about the safety of breast lift surgery?
year, thousands of women undergo breast lift surgery
and experience no major complications. However,
it is important for you to be informed of the
risks as well as the benefits. One of the most
important parts of your consultation is the discussion
that you and your surgeon will have about the
possible complications of breast lift surgery.
In addition to listening carefully to what your
surgeon tells you, be sure to raise any question
or concerns that you may have about the procedure.
by carefully following your surgeon’s advice
and instructions both before and after surgery
you can do your part to minimize some of the risks.
can I do to prepare for my surgery?
the date for your surgical procedure has been
set, your plastic surgeon will provide you with
specific instruction for the days immediately
before and after your surgery. A number of points
will be covered, including:
avoiding medications that may complicate surgery
• stopping smoking for a period of time
before and after surgery
• arranging for help or special care following
• having a baseline mammogram before surgery,
if your surgeon feels it’s appropriate
• will be subjected for pre-op routine &
necessary lab tests etc; pre anesthetic check
up and clearances from other allied specialties
as per the requirement is a must
will I be cared for on the day of my surgery?
lift surgery may be performed in a hospital; your
stay will be a short one for a day or two.
Medications are administered to keep you comfortable
during the procedure usually a general anesthetic
is used so that you will sleep throughout the
entire surgical procedure.
will I look and feel right after surgery?
surgery is complete, you’ll be taken to
a recovery area. In some cases, small drainage
tubes will have been placed beneath the breast
skin to help prevent fluids from accumulating.
Gauze dressing will be placed on your breasts
and covered with an elastic bandages or supportive
the day of surgery, you will be encouraged to
get out of bed for short periods of time. Most
of the discomfort you feel in the days followings
the procedure by your Cosmetic surgeon.
every one heals at a different rate, you can expect
that your recovery will follow this general time
the first week
• You will begin to move about more comfortably
and perhaps even return to (non strenuous) work.
• One should limit the movements at shoulder
joint for few weeks.
• Surgical drains (if used) will be removed
and dressing will be changed.
After several weeks
Brushing swelling and normal periodic discomfort
• The last of the stitches will have been
• You can discontinue wearing a surgical
• Sensation within the nipple and areola
are will gradually improve.
• You may return to most of your normal
activities, including mild exercise.
a few months
Your breasts will start settling into a more natural
• Incision lines, which initially are red
or pink, will begin to fade.
should I know about my results?
breast lift surgery, your breast will feel firmer
and appear more youthful and uplifted the position
of your areola and nipples will be improved and
your areolas will be more pleasingly proportioned.
the intension lines will be permanently visible,
they will fade over time most are easily concealed
under clothing even most swimsuits and tops with
low cut neck lines.
can expect to maintain your new breast shape,
unless you gain or lose a significant amount of
weight or become pregnant. If, over time, you
again become dissatisfied with the appearance
of your breasts you may choose to undergo a second
breast lift procedure to help restore their more
youthful contour and appearance.
long will I continue to see my Cosmetic Surgeon?
the initial healing period, you will return to
your plastic surgeon’s office for a postoperative
follow-up visit so that your healing and progress
can be evaluated in the following months, your
surgeon may ask you to return for periodic checkups.
It’s important to keep these appointments
so that your surgeon can assess your long term
results and address any question or concern you
a correct surgeon
matter what type of plastic surgery you're considering,
one of the most important factors is the surgeon
you choose. Although it may seem hard to believe,
some of the physicians who are performing cosmetic
surgery have had no formal or with very inadequate
about your Doctors
Surapaneni is the First Indian who had under gone
the complete residency training program in this
specialized field under Prof. Ivo Pitanguy. A
legendary that trained more than 400 surgeons
from 40 different countries in the 43 years of
history of his training institute. Prof. Pitanguy
also set several mile stones in the field of Aesthetic
Plastic surgery by becoming one of the world’s
best situate for the Hollywood and world celebrities
for metamorphosing their body lines by him. The
warm climate, wonderful beaches and the western
culture made the Brazilian’s to be more
conscious of their shapely bodies and in turn
they set the goals for the rest in undergoing
these cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Surapaneni also
gained experience in Liposuction from Rome, Italy
with Dr. Georgio Fischer; Endoscopic Facial Procedures
with Dr. Nicanor Isse of California, USA and attended
to various internationally acclaimed surgeons
in Paris, France and some of the conferences.
Sailaja Kaza attained M.D. in Dermatology from
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Prof. R. D. Azulay.
A senior professor and a popular figure of Dermatology
in Latin America and been considered as father
of Dermatology with an out standing academic contribution.
Dr. Sailaja got selected for the American Academy
of Dermatology visiting resident’s scholarship
program and had an opportunity to work under Dr.
William James (Editor & Author of several
internationally acclaimed Dermatology text books)
at University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is also
a qualified in M.D. Aesthetic Medicine and quite
knowledgeable in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology
and well trained with Lasers, Acid Peels, Botox,
Microdermabrasion (Skin Polishing), management
of Acne, Hair and skin