What are the risks a breast or mastopexy?

Written by: Dra. Ainhoa Barriola Azaldegi
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Mastopexy surgery and breast augmentation techniques are a safe long as they are performed by a qualified surgeon. However, as with any operation should always follow some indications and there may be complications and risks.

Postoperative mastopexy or breast augmentation

mamoplastia The day after a mastopexy is common to find a little tired, but you can still almost normal life at 24-48 hours. Most often soften discomfort with medication prescribed by your doctor, even the breasts can hurt for a couple of weeks, in addition to burning and loss of sensation in the nipples. The first menstruation after breast pexia can make the breasts to swell and hurt. The bandage or dressing will be removed in a few days, being replaced by a special bra to be kept in the manner prescribed by your surgeon specializing in aesthetic medicine .

The stitches are removed between 7 and 14 days and edema not completely yields between 3 and 6 weeks. Following a mastopexy may return to work in 2-3 weeks limiting strenuous physical activities for a few weeks. For 1 to 2 weeks it is advisable to avoid sex for the incisions are not inflamed; for 3 or 4 weeks avoid intense physical contact of the breasts.

Moreover, it is normal that small crusts or some liquid through the incisions. Your surgeon will be monitoring you during the months following surgery to monitor progress.


Risks and guarantees a mastopexy and breast augmentation

Mastopexy leaves permanent and visible scars, though concealable under the bra or bikini. Healing problems are more common in smokers. Sometimes brands can bulge or be wider in such cases requiring Specific treatment. Note that the scars are important and permanent, although the surgeon always try, as far as possible, not be noticed.

The ability to breastfeed could be affected after a mastopexy. In those patients with breast augmentation with implants, the most common complication is capsular contracture produced when the internal scar around the implant caused contracts in excess causing the breast to harden.

Another complication, typical of any surgery, is the hematoma that only in specific cases required further surgery to remove the accumulated blood. In the case of the application of a prosthesis, a small percentage of women may develop an infection around it, usually in the first few weeks after surgery. At the moment, there is no evidence that breast prosthesis affect fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding.


And results of a mastopexy Breast

After a breast pexia, it will be a few months until their mothers acquire the final appearance, still breast change to normal hormonal stimuli, pregnancy or weight changes.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Ainhoa Barriola Azaldegi
Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Dr.. Barriola is an expert in aesthetic head and neck and body, breast, intimate surgery and aesthetic medicine. Medical equipment belonging to different hospitals and clinics in Spain as reputable as Clinica Planas in Barcelona, ​​currently has his own private practice called Aesthetic Medical Center Ainhoa ​​Barriola Azaldegi and performs surgeries at the Polyclinic in Guipuzcoa Donostia. He has participated in numerous conferences, courses and communications on their specialty, also belongs to several Spanish companies and the European College of Aesthetic Medicine.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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