Breast lift surgery in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world is a type of cosmetic surgery done to restore a firmer and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. However, in some cases, it can also be therapeutic. This type of plastic surgery is also known as Mastopexy, a mammoplasty procedure whereby excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts.
A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction to achieve the desired breast size and shape. Breast Augmentation (mammoplasty) or boob job involves the use of breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of the breasts.
Breast augmentation is used to restore breast volume, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry. Breast reduction is also used to reduce breast volume.
So, for a breast lift surgery, you can have just the lift, breast augmentation plus lift or breast reduction plus lift. One of the good things about the scars from this breast lift surgery is that they are located below the nipple/areola complex and easily hidden by bras/bra tops.
People interested in surgeries especially cosmetic surgeries are often concerned about how the scars would look afterwards, outcomes, etc. This is why it’s very important to discuss everything pertaining to your surgery with a plastic surgeon during consultation before preparing for the surgery.
A breast lift surgery may be commonly done for aesthetic reasons to have perkier, firmer, symmetric breasts, make wearing bras more comfortable, etc. However, it can also be used as a therapeutic surgery.
Breast Lift Surgery As A Way Of Relieving Back Pain
Contrary to what most people think, saggy big breasts alone don’t typically cause back pains. People with saggy big breasts who get back pains mostly do so as a result of other underlying conditions, not as a result of the big breasts only.
Conditions such as;
- Chronic bad posture (Hunched shoulders, etc)
- Irritation of spinal nerves through disc herniation or bulging
- Injury or overexertion of the muscles or bones in the back
Big breasts can exacerbate any of these already existing conditions; worsening of bad posture, adding additional stress to pulled muscles and making it harder for injured discs to heal.
In some cases, breasts could be the primary cause of back pain. This typically happens when a relatively small person has disproportionately large breasts. For this, a breast reduction is recommended and this can also be done with a breast lift surgery to further improve balance.
Ironically, some people develop back pains following breast augmentation surgeries. Over time, this pain usually fades as the body adjusts to the new size however, when pain persists breast reduction may be required.
Having a breast reduction surgery significantly reduces the back pain and discomfort aggravated by long term gravitational pull of big saggy breasts.
Is Breast Lift Surgery Permanent?
Breast lift surgery may not be permanent. As you age, your skin will naturally become less elastic and some sagging might occur especially in larger and heavier breasts. However, women with smaller sagging breasts will likely have longer-lasting results after breast lift surgery.
Other factors that could contribute to subsequent sagging are; pregnancy, weight gain and loss. Therefore it is advisable to do such procedures after completion of childbirth.
Where To Do Breast Lift Surgery In Nigeria
At Skin101 Abuja plastic surgery unit, we offer breast lift surgery, breast reduction, fat transfer to breasts, breast augmentation with implants and breast augmentation without implants.
You can follow us on Instagram @skin101ng and follow the hashtag #bodybyskin101 to see other surgeries done in our facility and stay up to date with our surgical unit. There’s an ongoing discount for surgical procedures too, a special lockdown discount for one month.
For more before and after photos, you can be shown during your consultation. Get in touch with us now!