Surgery to lift the breasts

Written by: Dr. Juan Carlos Hijano Mir
Published: | Updated: 05/03/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Mastopexy is a breast surgery that aims to raise sagging breasts, which techniques are used Plastic Surgery that let you move the nipple and areola (area around the nipple) up and remodel the shape of the mammary gland.

Why undergo mastopexy

The fall of the breast occurs for various reasons, usually aesthetic, such as weight loss or after pregnancy and / or lactation. On the other hand, in some cases, sagging breasts can also be related to health factors, such as breast hypertrophy or discomfort caused by the weight of the breasts.


What is mastopexy

Once the patient decides to undergo a breast lift, the plastic surgeon makes a breast exam to decide what technique you use and how and where will the scars; the most common scar shaped inverted "T" or anchor, though, if the elevation required is not large, the scar is around the areola and in a vertical line from this to the crease under the breast.

The intervention usually lasts between two and three hours and is performed under general anesthesia, although sometimes can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, and always requires a minimum of 24 hours of hospital admission.


Postoperative mastopexy

Postoperative care is simple, because it simply requires some cures antiseptic on the scars, which are usually covered by adhesive sutures. Recovery is gradual but it is not very painful and the suture is removed in about two weeks.

To take a more optimal postoperative period, it is recommended to rest at home for a few days and wear sports bra for a month.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan Carlos Hijano Mir
Plastic surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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