Elevate and reshape the breast is possible with a mastopexy

Written by: Dra. Anna Torres Maczassek
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Anna Torres Maczassek
Plastic surgery

Dr. Torres is one of the most renowned specialists in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Barcelona. He has more than 20 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in different fields of the specialty. It was formed in centers and units of international prestige, such as the Bergmannsheil Clinic Hospital of the Ruhr University of Bochum (Germany), the Sloan Ketterin of New York, the MD Andersen Center of Houston, the University of Dallas or the University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany), among others. She specializes in techniques of mammoplasty, as well as reconstructive surgery and aesthetics of breasts with lipotransference. Also in facial surgery of eyelids, correction of ears and rhinoplasty, among other treatments. She is currently the director of her own private practice, the Ana Torres Institute.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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