Breast Lift – Mastopexy
Breast Lift. Age prolongation, body weight changes, pregnancy, and genetic factors contribute to the gradual loosening and breast ptosis.
Breast lift or mastopexy, corrects the drooping of the breast as it:
- confronts their ptosis
- corrects their projection and shape
- restores the ptosis of the nipple-areola complex
- corrects asymmetries
- fills the bust
Before surgery and depending on the age of the patient, ultrasonic examination or mammography is performed to control the mammary glands.
Breast lift procedure is performed with general anesthesia and lasts from 2½ to 3 hours.
We use the appropriate technique, depending on the degree of the ptosis of the breasts:
- the breasts are remodeled
- the nipple-areola complex is placed in its normal position
- the excess skin is excised
- the breasts are reformed
- In cases of great mammary gland atrophy, silicone implants are placed to enhance the size of the breast.
In minor ptosis of the breasts, the incisions are located around the areola. In mild and very ptotic breasts, the incisions are extended from the areola downward into the inframammary fold in the shape of an “L” or an inverted “T”.
The chest in the first 24 hours is bandaged. The next day, the bandage is removed and a sports bra is placed, the use of which continues for 1 month.
Initially there is a mild swelling that strengthens the image of the size of the breasts. In the next 2 to 3 months, with the absorbtion of swellings, we have a more complete picture of the result.
After a few days of breast lifting, we can return to light work while exercise is allowed after 4-6 weeks.
With the breast lift, the chest regains its youthful beauty and the woman her self-confidence.