Mastopexy is a technique used when a woman's chest has been dropped or taken off due to significant volume losses in the breasts, either by weight loss, after pregnancy or by changes in the skin on reaching age. Any woman who qualifies for a breast operation will be eligible for surgery if she is of legal age.
Aspects to take into account in mastopexy
Before undergoing mastopexy it is important for the expert in Plastic Surgery to inform the patient about the surgery and the final result that can be achieved. It is necessary for the patient to avoid abrupt volume changes in her breasts, either by body mass or by hormonal changes, such as lactating pregnancies, if the result obtained by surgery is to be lost.
What is mastopexy?
The mastopexy consists of raising the off-hook to the ideal position according to the height of the patient. This is achieved by removing the excess skin and lifting the gland up to its proper position. The surgery carries some scars that the patient must take into account. These scars can be periareolar, vertical or inverted T.
What recovery does mastopexy need?
The first three weeks after surgery, patients should avoid weight-bearing and lift their arms above the head. On the other hand, it is important that you sleep on your back and incorporated, as well as wearing a sports bra 24 hours a day during the first month after mastopexy.
Risks of mastopexy
Being a surgery that is done under general anesthesia , the risks are those that implies to undergo this one. It is necessary to perform preoperative tests that give the approval and confirm that the patient can be anesthetized.
Other risks that can occur following surgery are infection, bleeding and bruising, asymmetries of volume and position, and loss of sensitivity in the chest.
Is the result of mastopexy permanent?
Unfortunately it can not be guaranteed that the result obtained by the breast operation is permanent. People age and, with it, any part of their body. With age the skin loses elasticity and is less resistant to gravitational changes.
To perform mastopexy, personalized techniques are chosen, trying to make the result last as long as possible. Despite this, there are several factors that the surgeon can not control, such as aging , sudden weight changes or hormonal changes that affect the volume of the breasts.