A woman’s breasts may often become pendulous over time and lose its shape, firmness, and skin elasticity. These changes can result from: breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, or genetic factors.
Mastopexy, or a breast lift, raises the breasts by treating the lose of skin elasticity and reshaping the breasts. In this procedure, the breast tissue is remodeled and the excess of skin is removed to promote a better shape. In some cases, due to a significant decrease in breast size, an implant can be done to recompose the lost volume. Silicone implant can also be used when the patient wishes to lift and increase their breast size.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
Mastopexy is recommended for patients who want to treat breast flaccidity.
Mastopexy is performed in a hospital, under general anestesia, and with the supervision and monitoring of an anesthesiologist. The type of incision varies from case to case, usually resulting on a inverted “T” shaped scar around the nipples. A silicone implant can be inserted behind the gland or muscle.
The duration of the procedure is 3 hours and the patient has to stay overnight.
Breast life recovery
The patient should use a surgical bra for 60 days. It is important to sleep on your back for 2 months and avoid physical activities. You may resume any personal care activities after surgery.
Follow-up visits should be made as advised by your plastic surgeon.
How long will my results last?
It is not possible to predict the durability of the mastopexy result. The result will depend on several individual factors, which varies from patient to patient. For example: genetic factors, lifestyle, and skin care.
The combination of dermatological procedures and proper skin care is important to maintain post-surgery results.