Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
How is a Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) Performed?
Sagging breasts are generally observed after pregnancy and breastfeeding, excessive gains and losses of weight, or the first occurrence of menopause and due to the influence of gravity and hormones. In these cases, the skin loses elasticity and starts to sag and deform. The nipples get at or below the infra-mammary line.
The breast lift surgery, a.k.a. mastopexy, removes the excess skin, raises and firms the nipples at optimal position, tightens the surrounding tissue, including the internal breast tissue as well, and reshapes and supports the new breast contour.
• The nipples getting at or below the infra-mammary line
• Sagging, pain on the neck and at the back, stooping due to oversized breasts, skin irritations, textural bruises and contusions caused by bras etc.
• Mastopexy can be performed on any individual at or above the age of 20, who has a clinically proven need for this procedure, or is otherwise totally dissatisfied with the size, shape or appearance of the breasts
• The procedure requires general anaesthesia
• The surgery takes 2.5 to 3 hours in average
• The patient may return home upon release on the same day
• Follow-up care is usually scheduled at the end of two weeks after surgery, for the removal of stitches
• The patient will have to use sports bras for about four weeks after the surgery to support the new breast contour
• The procedure does not prevent breasting
• The breasts have a more firm, youthful and raised appearance after the operation