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BREAST LIFT

The breast lift is an operation where we lift a breast that has drooped by rearranging the existing tissue to improve the fullness of the upper half of the breast and reposition the nipple.

Breast Lift Surgery Durban

BREAST LIFT

A breast lift is an operation where we lift a breast that has drooped by rearranging the existing tissue to improve the fullness of the upper half of the breast and reposition the nipple.

Breast Lift Surgery Durban

Eligibility Criteria

Before you decide to have a breast lift, it is important to think carefully about your expectations and discuss the anticipated results at your consultation.

Whilst my patients have found that the breast lift procedure may improve their appearance and self-confidence,* you should have realistic expectations of how long your breast lift will last.

Ideal candidates for a breast lift include those who:

  • Have “B” or “C” cup breasts. I have found that breast lifts performed in larger and therefore heavier breasts, have the potential to not last as long.
  • Are above the age of 18. There is no upper age limit.

The breast lift operation is a day procedure, performed under general anesthetic or conscious sedation, depending on the size of the breast.

The operation takes 90 minutes.

I mark your breast tissue before you go to sleep, to identify where the nipple will be re-positioned.

On completion, your breasts will sit back up on your chest and be dressed. During the operation, I often remove a very small amount of breast tissue to shape the breast. This is sent to be tested.

Please pay careful consideration to the following:

  • You must avoid consuming alcohol for a week prior to the procedure.
  • You must not take anything that may thin your blood in the two weeks prior to the procedure.

This includes the following:

  • Anything with aspirin such as Grandpa, Anadin, Dispirin, some cold and flu medications and combination pain killers. You may take Panado.
  • All multi vitamins, vitamin supplements, omegas, fish oils and green tea.

After the procedure, you are taken back to the ward.

  • When you have awoken, eaten and any pain assessed, you are able to return home.
  • You must wear a supportive bra 24 hours a day for three months, to help internal healing and to achieve a longer lasting result.
  • You will be given painkillers, instructions and advice to rest at home.
  • You will have swelling and bruising afterwards, which can vary from one side to the other but in general, most patients find they have very little pain a week after the procedure.
  • You can drive a car after 7 – 10 days.*
Breast Lift Surgery Safety and Risks

RISKS

Don’t be shy about discussing your concerns at your consultation. It is important that you feel comfortable talking to me.

  • There is a small chance that you will lose feeling in your nipple.
  • A patient may very rarely, although uncommon, develop a hematoma,* which is bleeding from the wound. It is for this reason that prior to the procedure, you must not take any blood thinning substances.
  • As with any operation, there is a small risk of infection. In most cases, this will respond well to antibiotics.

EXPECTATIONS

  • You may feel an average amount of pain; similar to the pain and discomfort of breastfeeding or if your muscles get very stiff after a heavy gym workout.
  • Before you decide to have a breast lift, it is important to think carefully about your expectations and discuss the anticipated results at your consultation. Whilst the procedure may improve your appearance and self-confidence, you should have realistic expectations of how long your lift will last. Those with bigger / heavier breasts and those with stretchy tissue are most likely to see their breasts droop earlier than hoped.
  • It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or stress about the operation. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings at your consultation. It is important that you feel comfortable talking to me.

Disclaimer:

There is no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary from person to person. Expectations and Safety concerns will be discussed in detail during your consultation. Please refer to my concise disclaimer for more information.

Breast Lift Surgeon Durban

Thank you Dr Paul McGarr, I cannot thank you enough for restoring my confidence.
 
You were really understood of my issues and concerns. I was so nervous but your warm, kind, professional and relaxed approach put me at ease.
 
The rest of the staff, Wilma, Annette and Dee…ladies you are all absolutely amazing, caring, friendly and you always made my visit a pleasant one. Just all round brilliant.
 
Thank you once again
Desiree B

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Breast Lift Patient

I found Dr McGarr to be exceptionally thorough. I knew exactly what to expect from the after effects of the surgeries and the results thereof.
 
He always exhibited a friendly and professional bedside manner, often going the extra mile to ensure I was comfortable and healing well.
 
The results of the surgeries exceeded all my expectations, as did the treatment from Dr McGarr and I have no hesitation in recommending Dr McGarr, whom I hold in the highest regard.

Charmaine Schwenn

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Breast Lift Patient

He is truly one of the most caring medical professionals that I have ever had the honour of dealing with.
 
Not once did he ever make me feel as if I were just another patient or a number on a file. To him, I was a woman who had lost something that is very much what defines us as women and he understood exactly how I felt and undertook to do his very best to assist in healing me with dignity and respect, always being at the forefront.
 
I can honestly and with an open heart recommend Dr McGarr and his amazing team Annette, Dee and Wilma to anyone who may need anything done.
 
Madelein Zandberg

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Breast Reconstruction Patient

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