Various factors such as pregnancy, lactation, the weight of gravity and chronological aging, cause the skin to lose elasticity and the breasts tend to fall (mammary ptosis). Mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical technique whose purpose is to reshape and lift the sagging breast. When a loss or low breast volume is added, a prosthesis can be placed. There are different techniques, si it is necessary to evaluate the tone of the skin as well as the size and shape of the breast to advise what is most suitable for each patient.
The patient should rest and avoid any kind of effort for at least 48-72 hours. During the first postoperative visit, it will be verified that everything is going normally and the band-aids that cover the scars will be changed. In the second visit, after 10 days, the intradermal sutures will be removed.
In some cases, there is a fluctuation in the sensitivity of the nipple that is usually transient. Scars are permanent, but if you follow your plastic surgeon's advice regarding pre-and postoperative care, they will become much less noticeable over time. If due to a healing problem, the scars become wide and bulky, a correction under local anesthesia from 6 months onwards would be advisable. The effects of mastopexy are not eternal, so factors such as new pregnancies, breastfeeding, weight changes, and chronological aging can accelerate the fall of the breast.
Ensure you consider all aspects of a procedure. You can speak to your surgeon about these areas of the surgery in more detail during a consultation.
The procedure typically takes between two-three hours.
For better results and more comfort, general anesthesia is the rule for this surgery.
The patient can leave the surgical facility the same day after recovery from anesthesia or the day after wearing a special fitted bra.
Breast mastopexy is associated with good patient satisfaction and improved self-esteem with a low rate of complications. Poor results can result in, dehiscence, hepatoma, scarring, pain, partial or total areolar necrosis, and deformity. These complications can be minimized with appropriate patient selection, totally smoking cessation, adequate choice of procedure, and meticulous technique.
In some cases, there is a fluctuation in the sensitivity of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) which is usually transient.
Scars are permanent, but if you follow your plastic surgeon's advice regarding pre-and postoperative care, they will become much less noticeable over time. If due to a healing problem, the scars become wide and bulky, a correction under local anesthesia / local anesthesia and light sedation from 6 months onwards would be advisable.
The breast may be swollen for 4-6 weeks. Return to work is possible after 7-10 days. Sports are allowed after 6-8 weeks.
With good surgical technique, the results are very satisfying with an improved self-esteem and quality of life.