WHAT DOES IT TRY TO ACCOMPLISH
Reduces the size of large droopy breasts to more normal proportion
HOW IS IT DONE
The nipples are moved upwards and the excess breast tissue and skin is removed. The skin is then brought together below the nipple.
HOW LONG DOES THE OPERATION TAKE
Approximately two to three hours.
HOW LONG IS THE STAY IN THE CLINIC
Usually two nights
TYPE OF STITCHES:
Mainly dissolvable, but with thin nondissolving stitches around the nipples
HOW LONG ARE THEY LEFT IN
Up to one weeks around the nipple
TYPE OF DRESSING
Sticky paper tape and cotton gauze dressing then a support bra
HOW LONG IS IT LEFT ON
Wear support bra for six weeks
BRUISING, SWELLING AND PAIN
There will be moderate bruising, swelling with slight pain
WHERE ARE THE SCARS AND HOW BAD ARE THEY
Around the nipple then straight down to the breast crease and a long scar in the crease, forms an inverted T shape. Scarring is usually well hidden by any ordinary bra
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER, AND THE FINAL RESULT SEEN
Usually back to work in two or three weeks, continue to improve for up to three months.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
Early: Bruising and swelling and sometimes there is neuralgic pain. Healing may take longer than usual.
Late: Sometimes the scars are poor and need to be improved. It is not usual for the breasts to be perfectly symmetrical. Nipple sensation is often reduced.
Your surgeon must be properly qualified to do the operation and he will advise you what can and what cannot be achieved in your case. Do take that advice.
Dr. Mirza Shehab Afzal Beg is a British trained plastic surgeon possessing the highest qualification of Plastic surgery in UK i.e. FRCS (Plast) which no other surgeon currently practicing in Pakistan has. He has also worked as a Consultant in Plastic Surgery in UK. On his return from UK he is based at Liaquat National Hospital and is also a honorary consultant at Aga Khan Hospital. He has his cosmetic surgery and hair transplant set up at Clifton, Karachi.