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One of the common questions patients tend to ask before surgery is whether they can perform any heavy lifting after breast augmentation, including lifting their children. This can be particularly common for mothers who are worried about how they’d be able to look after their children following the surgery.
It’s strongly advised that at least for the first week after surgery, you will require help at home to manoeuvre and look after your children. There are ways you can limit the impact of heavy lifting after breast augmentation whilst at home and this can include instances where the children come onto your lap before you choose to lift them up and put them down or you’re lifting them with good posture which is reasonable and doesn’t put strain on the chest area.
However, it’s still important to limit the amount of lifting that you do and what you can and can’t lift will depend on what you’re lifting and how you’re lifting it. By 6 weeks you should be relatively safe to lift as normal but the 1-2 week period can be crucial. Heavy lifting after breast augmentation can be supported better if you were to wear a support bra or garment, however, during this period in recovery.
As always, if you have any further questions about this topic or anything else, it’s important to discuss any concerns and questions that you have during your consultation before the surgery takes place.
Patients tend to ask whether they can have a breast implant removal and lift at the same time as breast implants can alter over time. A common issue is the implants tend to drop out of position. Similarly, the natural shape of the breasts can change through ageing, which means the shape of the implant will dictate the results of the surgery.
Symptoms for having larger breasts tend to include neck and back pain. This is why many patients prefer to have the implants removed. Whether patients can have a breast implant removal and lift at the same time is completely determined by the condition of the breast capsules and a number of other factors.
If the implants are diseased and more work is completed on them, there is likely to be further risk to the nipple areola complex and the healing process of these. Another risk factor is the position and how low the nipple is as the risk of combining an implant removal and lift together is determined by this.
This is a common operation and the majority of patients are suitable to go through with. In the case study provided, we can see how the results differ from before and after the surgery. The patient has opted to have the implants removed and you can see the incisions from the previous mastopexy surgery, resulting in positive results. Similarly, the next case study shows a patient how has a mastopexy surgery implemented in a different surgery proving to provide incisions that don’t appear great. To alter this, the capsule has been completely removed and scars have been revised to provide the patient with a better-looking appearance.
Whilst having a breast implant removal and lift surgery can be common, it is still important to run through the pros and cons of the surgery through your consultation. If you’d like more information on breast augmentation removal surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our breast augmentation removal case study page
Periorbital forms of surgery such as blepharoplasty and eyebrow lift are slowly becoming relatively popular surgeries for patients. They’re more open to exploring the options that are available to them, including in the upper region where these are the two most common surgeries.
A blepharoplasty aims to exercise the skin in the upper eyelids and raise them to provide a better aesthetically pleasing result whilst an eyelift aims to raise the brow. For rejuvenation in the particular area, the following options for you includes a brow lift on its own which can help patients who have seen their brow drop significantly and then an upper blepharoplasty where there is excess skin found in the area.
There is also the option to combine both an upper blepharoplasty and eyebrow lift together. This tends to be chosen by patients who have seen the impacts of ageing affect both areas but the majority of candidates are suitable for the operation. Whilst this is an option, it’s worth considering that there can be negatives to having an upper blepharoplasty and eyelid lift performed at the same time.
One of the negatives include the possibility of the eyes being unable to close properly, which can result in dry eyes for many patients. This means a compromise is made from the amount of skin that has been removed in the upper blepharoplasty. As always it’s important to discuss this in a consultation.
The case study provided in the video shows a patient who had a combination of both treatments, with an upper blepharoplasty performed on the left eye and a brow lift performed on the right eye.