What is the goal of a mastopexy?
Mastopexy is a term that comes from the Greek: μαστο = breast and πηξία = fixation, freezing. The goal of a mastopexy is to raise a detached breast without reducing its mammary content. Normally we detect the sagging of a breast because the projection of the nipple is below the submammary groove.
In addition to raising the breasts, can an increase be made at the same time?
Yes. Once the areola has been placed at its correct height and the excess skin has been removed, we almost always see the need to provide a breast volume of compensation, which is obtained by placing a breast prosthesis , usually small. We have developed a prosthesis with Sebbin Laboratories (France) that has practically no volume but that provides adherence of the mammary gland to the pectoral muscle to avoid premature sagging.. It is the BI prosthesis (Bras Isometrique), which is indicated in breast mastopexy and reductions.
How is the intervention performed?
Throughout my almost 40 years of experience I have worked with many procedures. Currently the one I perform is a hybrid of several techniques that gives very good results. You can see the video procedure in the following link: http://www.mamaplastias.com/videos.html
How long is the intervention and how long does the patient recover?
The intervention can last between 2 and 3 hours. After this we do not use a conventional dressing to cover the stitches , but a synthetic skin (SVS, see previous link) and sports bras , which in a few hours the patient can go home without pain. Artificial skin allows daily shower, with normal gel. There are no cures, only visual revisions, which we can do even through the transparent synthetic leather sheet, in person or by videoconference. After 10 or 12 days, the stitches are removed and the artificial skin sheet is replaced with a new one, which we will remove after another 10 or 12 days to be discharged.
What results are obtained after undergoing this surgery? What kind of scars are left?
The results obtained today are excellent with the new intervention designs. The marks become practically imperceptible in a very short time.