Mastopexy (breast lift)

What is mastopexy?

Mastopexy or breast lift is the plastic surgery of breast lift that allows repositioning the breasts of women in their natural position and regain their firmness. By lifting the breasts, its shape is enhanced, correcting the tendency of sagging or flaccid breasts and achieving an aesthetically very satisfactory volume.

Why is mastopexy performed?

Mastopexy is performed to treat women who have sagging and/or flaccid breasts, whether due to gravity, pregnancy, aging or weight loss. This can occur in both large and small breasts.

What does mastopexy consist of?

The technique generally used in this operation is based on making an incision around the areola, although sometimes it may be necessary to extend the cut to the lower breast fold. In addition, depending on the case, this type of intervention may require the placement of a silicone prosthesis to increase the volume of the breasts and thus achieve the desired repositioning with a more natural shape.

Preparation for mastopexy

Before undergoing a mastopexy, the patient must follow some rules to make the intervention as effective as possible:

  • Do not take food or drink eight hours before the intervention.
  • Do not take drugs of any kind
  • Be careful with the use of certain make-up and creams.
  • Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for after the procedure.
  • Be accompanied by a family member or friend
  • One or two consultations are needed for the specialist to do a detailed breast exploration.
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Care after the intervention

The main measures to take after surgery are:

  • Wear a suitable bra (elastic, without underwire and with adjustable straps) and a bandage for a month.
  • Removing the bra only for showering
  • Sutures are removed after three weeks.
  • Wear a bra without an underwire for another month and a half.
  • Do not wear an underwire bra until several months after surgery.
  • Give some massage to reduce swelling (if recommended by the specialist).
  • Avoid heavy lifting, exercise and sudden movements.