Breast lifts can results wide or raised scars, altered nipple sensation, asymmetry in breasts, and enlarged areolas. Mastopexy revision corrects problems from previous breast lifts. Scars associated with the formal mastopexy or vertical lift can be very unpredictable.
Patients must have realistic expectations when undergoing any form of mastopexy or breast reduction surgery. Scarring can never be predictable. There is the possibility of a failed breast lift, excessive asymmetry, or justifiable dissatisfaction due surgeon error.
Breast lift revisions occur with an abnormal amount of asymmetry, a failed lift, a complication such as hematoma or seromas appears an internal suture or suspension breaks or other situations of this nature. When there are scar problems, therapies such as silicone sheeting and steroid injections might help.
All surgery has the potential for complications. Beyond the bleeding, infection, tissue loss, and delayed wound, breast lifts can results wide or raised scars, altered nipple sensation, asymmetry in breasts, and enlarged areolas. All surgery leaves scars, with some being more visible than others are.
A well-planned breast lift creates an inconspicuous scar. Excessive scarring is uncommon in this surgery. Although patients expect their wounds to heal well and quickly after surgery, occasionally abnormal scars form on the skin. Scars around the breasts may be visible without a bra. A surgeon should consider the genetic predisposition of a patient to form scars when planning the breast implant technique.
In some patients, scars may be a different color than the surrounding skin. Some patients want scar revision surgery to correct a poor scar. The nerve supplies from the spinal cord travel around the back of the body and to the nipple and areola complex. The doctor may injure the nerve supply to the breast or nipple areola complex. Most damage is typically temporary, but permanent or partial loss of nipple and skin sensation may occur. Patients may experience diminished sensitivity of the nipples and the skin of the breast.