Breast lift (also known as mastopexy) is the operation during which the breasts are ?lifted? by removing excess skin and tightening the tissues with special surgical manipulations.
This gives a new shape and strong support to the breast by placing it in the anatomically corresponding position.
Breast lift (also known as mastopexy) is the operation during which the breasts are ?lifted? by removing excess skin and tightening the tissues with special surgical manipulations. This gives a new shape and strong support to the breast by placing it in the anatomically corresponding position.
The female breast loses its youthful shape and firmness over time, changes that may be due to weight fluctuations, pregnancies or lactation periods, or simply the effect of gravity itself with age. The endogenous supporting mechanisms (e.g. Cooper?s ligaments) are insufficient and depending on the hereditary disposition the signs of the fall may become visible either by the downward displacement of the breast or by the change in the distribution of its contents (upper pole emptying) or by combinations of the above.
A woman can therefore resort to mastopexy when she wants to:
- Lifting of her breasts while improving their shape and firmness
- Correction of the upper pole emptying
- Balancing the height difference between the two breasts
- Correction in the size difference of the areola (the area of skin around the nipple with darker skin)
Mastopexy can be combined with breast implantation when conditions require it, as well as other breast volume enhancement techniques such as liposuction. It can also be done simultaneously with other cosmetic procedures such as tummy tuck and liposuction as part of a ?mommy makeover?.
The incisions in a mastopexy vary depending on the degree of breast drop. It can be:
- an incision only in the lower part of the nipple
- around the areola (perithecia)
- around the alveolus and vertically up to the base of the breast, the submammary fold (vertical mammoplasty)
- around the nipple, vertically up to the inframammary fold and a very short horizontal incision along the inframammary fold (vertical mammoplasty with short horizontal scar)
- a classic ?anchor? incision, i.e. a periosteal, vertical and horizontal incision along the submastoid crease (wise pattern mastopexy)
Important in such an operation is the use of appropriate surgical techniques and methods to ensure the maximum possible duration of the aesthetic result. Depending on the case, this can be done with various techniques, including the use of special sutures or mesh to fix the breast to the chest wall or even using a strip of pectoral muscle to fix the parenchyma (muscularloop).
The duration of the operation varies from 1-3 hours depending on the degree of fall and the corresponding technique. With the exception of the first two categories, where it can be done under local anaesthesia, the rest of the cases require general anaesthesia.
After the operation, an elastic bandage is placed on the breast for 24 hours, which is then replaced by a sports bra. The patient is also given the opportunity to shower freely the next day as special waterproof pads are used. The sutures used are absorbable and do not need to be removed.
The return to everyday life and work can be done within 7-10 days and to sports activities in about 4-6 weeks.
Breast augmentation / lift with insertion
Information about the operation
Variable. With the administration of an oral painkiller is perfectly tolerable.
Special protection for after surgery
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