Mastopexia or breast lif
Mastopexia is the technical name for what is called a breast lift in plastic surgery. This surgery is directed at women whose breasts have lost firmness or have dropped for some reason and its purpose is to place the areola and nipple in the correct place and to obtain an optimum breast shape and volume.
As time goes by, circumstances such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and gravity tend to cause breast droop. Furthermore, as the skin loses elasticity, the breast lose their shape.
This surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with an enlargement or reduction.
A breast lift is carried out under general anaesthesia in an operating theatre. The patient is hospitalized and discharged the following day.
This operation lasts between 2 to 3 hours. The severing of tissue is minimal as latter is used to provide the breast with volume and projection once it has been remodeled in its ideal position. An implant or fatty tissue is occasionally required to complement the volume of the patient’s own tissue.
Surgical incisions and the resulting scars will depend upon the breast dropping and excess skin.
Following a breast lift operation, the patient may return to work after a few days, depending on the nature of their work. Scars are permanent although their appearance will improve in time.
The final result will be visible 6 months after surgery although the scars will continue to improve until 12-18 months.The results last for years although they will vary depending on the quality of the patient’s skin.