The progression of age, pregnancy and menopause… are aspects that cause your breasts to fall down and to look empty. With the breast uplift surgery you can correct these aspects.
When the breasts are flaccid, saggy or pendolous but not excessively big and an implant can´t lift them up, we are good candidates for this surgery called mastopexy. The cause may be a tendency that one inherits. It may be due to pregnancy, alternate weight gain and loss, or simply be part of the normal ageing process.
As the skin and muscles lose their elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Mastopexy is the operation that can restore the firmness of the breasts, and correct their position on the chest wall without increasing or decreasing their size.
The operation involves a rearrangement of the soft tissues, shifting of the nipple position, and increasing firmness by tightening the skin covering.
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It consists in eliminating excess skin and replacing the mammary gland. If this is not possible, a prosthesis can be placed apart from extirpating the skin.
The scars appear only in the periareolar area together with another vertical scar. In these cases, as in the case of breast reduction, we must consider the patient’s acceptance of the resulting scar before deciding to undertake the operation.
- Full blood test
- Chest X-Rays
- Bilateral mammography.
An adequate sport or surgical bra will be necessary. Excessive efforts or movement should be avoided during the first 15 days after surgery until the stitches are removed.
The treatment and care of the scars begin once the stitches have been removed so as to obtain the best results. Massages will be applied during the first 15 days after the operation if a prosthesis has been implanted, these massages are intended to relax the capsule that forms around the prosthesis and thus avoid a capsular contracture.
Capsular contracture: This is caused by the hardening of the scar around the implant, in some cases it can contract and the implant can become rounded, firm and possibly painful. The treatment for capsular contracture might need surgery, change of implant or even its removal.
Anesthesia: General anaesthesia.
Place of intervention: Hospital.
Surgery time: Between 2 – 4 hours.
Stay in hospital: 1 day.