What is mastopexy?
The mastopexy manages to elevate and improve the shape of the breast. There are different techniques, such as the benelli-type periareolar mastopexy that leaves a scar around the areola and the vertical mastopexy lejour type that leaves a vertical scar and one around the areola.
What risks does the surgery entail?
The normal risks of any surgery, but perhaps its greatest risk is poor healing. For this reason, we take care of the healing until the sixth month and use the best suture techniques to avoid bad healing.
How long does recovery last after surgery?
We recommend in the postoperative period to take between five and seven days of rest to recover more quickly and from there start your normal activities little by little. At 2 weeks a revision of the scars is made, a suture is removed and from the third and fourth week we start to have a completely normal rhythm, we can even go back to the sporting activity.
Does a mastopexy involve the placement of prostheses?
Mastopexy can be with or without prosthesis. If we only want to enhance and elevate the chest it will not be necessary to place a prosthesis. Now, if there is a lack of volume in that breast, the placement of a prosthesis will be necessary, preferably in the submuscular plane.
What results can be expected after the intervention?
The result of mastopexy is in all cases an elevation and an improvement in the shape of the breast.
Does the size of the breast vary after mastopexy?
In simple mastopexy, the size of the breast does not vary, what varies is the shape and optical perception, since a raised chest also seems more voluminous. When you have to place a prosthesis to improve its shape and volume then it does change the volume of the breast naturally.