At the beginning of the problems you will encounter, as in any surgery, there is bleeding and infection. There is almost no possibility of serious bleeding in this type of surgery. Bleeding may be in the form of blood accumulation on one side of the breast, that is, "hematoma". Your doctor may want to take you back to the operating room to clean this build-up and stop the bleeding, if it continues.
Likewise, a unilateral swelling around the fifth day after the operation may be a sign of infection. Again, the solution will be to clear the infection and of course antibiotic treatment.
Skin loss, although rare, is among the complications that can be seen. It usually appears in patients who smoke after surgery. The skin becomes black and hard and may need to be dressed for a long time. One way to shorten this period is to clean the dead skin with a small intervention. The same skin problem can be seen on the nipple. After a period of dressing, such problems usually heal better than expected. Don't start smoking just because nothing will happen. Remember that the first two weeks after surgery are critical.
Wound healing problems are usually caused by thick sutures used in surgery. They heal after a few days of dressing.
Asymmetry is among the problems that may be encountered after this surgery. Severe asymmetries may require retouching surgery. Of course, there is always the possibility that you will not like your breast shape as a result of this surgery. In this case, you have a chance for a second surgery. Usually, asymmetries are easy to correct. The most difficult to correct deformities are those in which the nipple is raised more than necessary. While it is easy to lift the breasts surgically, it is much more difficult to make them sag.
Before surgery, always have a control mammogram and keep it.
Stand in front of the mirror and decide how sagging your breasts are. If your nipple has descended below the fold line under your breast, you are a good candidate for surgery.
With this surgery, the breasts can be shaped close to perfect, but it is inevitable to leave scars on the breast.
The larger and drooping the breasts, the greater the scarring of the surgery will be.
What to Expect Before and After the Surgery
This is an operation of medium order in size and difficulty. It is not a painful surgery. Generally, patients can be discharged on the same day and can return to work after 3-4 days.
The first night can be relatively rough. Usually, a simple oral pain reliever is sufficient. This surgery is an intervention where serious bruising and swelling are not expected.
If you are working, it would be best to set aside a week for this surgery. By the end of a week you will be almost back to normal.