Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Factors such as pregnancies, breast-feeding, significant weight changes and the daily force of gravity in time all leave their mark on women’s breasts. At times, the breast tissue enlarges and stretches the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue and then retracts again. Breast tissue loses its elasticity and ligaments loosen. Breasts lose their firm appearance and sag. This often makes women feel uncomfortable, it is not so visually beautiful, it can interfere with dressing and it may even cause hygiene problems.
Neither physical exercise, diet nor cosmetics are of any help if you have sagging breasts: these methods do not restore stretched tissue. The best solution is an operation that makes the breast tissue and the surrounding skin fit and restores youthful firmness and shape.
Mastopexy surgery lasts about 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the degree ptosis, you can use different surgical techniques:
Ø Crescent lift – involves an incision in the upper edge of the areola; small breasts can only be applied with a small degree of ptosis
Ø Circumareolar lift – involves a circular incision around the areola to remove the excess of skin; known as the Benelli Lift; ideal for people with not very voluminous breasts with moderate ptosis; they can take into account handling processes in this mammary gland intervention
Ø Vertical Lift – involves an incision around the areola and vertically to the inframammary groove; process indicated in people with breast with average volume and a degree of ptosis of moderate to severe; known as a mastopexy Lejour
Ø Complete Lifting – involves an anchor-shaped incision (around the areola, vertically until inframammary fold which continued to ditch the inframammary); designed for women with large breasts and severe ptosis; allow excision of excess glandular tissue or fat; Also known as the Wise, anchor-lift or inverted T Mastopexy
– In all surgery there is a recovery process that will allow proper healing incisions operators.
– In the early days – it requires a quieter period in which patients may benefit from recreation and to minimize physical activities; will prescribe pain relievers, vitamins and preparations that reduce the risk of bruising; the patient will wear a chest stretched over a period of 4-6 weeks
– In the first week – the patient can return to routine activities, including work, if he has office work; However to avoid any physical exertion or exercise
– From 2 to 4 weeks – the results are becoming increasingly evident; Patients may have mild physical activity
– From 3 to 4 months – postchirugical edema disappears completely and the final results are evident