Mastopexy is a technique used when a woman’s breasts have sagged or drooped due to significant loss of breast volume, either due to weight loss, after pregnancy or skin changes with aging. Any woman who meets the requirements to undergo breast surgery will be a candidate to be operated, as long as she is of legal age.
Aspects to take into account in mastopexy
Before undergoing mastopexy it is important that the Plastic Surgery expert informs the patient about the surgery and the final result that can be achieved. It is necessary that the patient avoids sudden changes in the volume of her breasts, whether due to body mass or hormonal changes, such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, if the result achieved by the surgery is not to be lost.
What does mastopexy consist of?
Mastopexy consists of raising the sagging breast to the ideal position according to the patient’s height. This is achieved by removing the excess skin and lifting the sagging gland to its proper position. The surgery involves scars that the patient must take into account. These scars can be periareolar, vertical or inverted T-shaped.
What recovery does mastopexy require?
For the first three weeks after surgery, patients should avoid lifting weights and raising their arms above their heads. On the other hand, it is important that they sleep on their back and incorporated, as well as wearing a sports bra 24 hours a day during the first month after mastopexy.
Risks of mastopexy
As it is a surgery performed under general anesthesia, the risks are those involved in undergoing it. It is necessary to perform preoperative tests that give the go-ahead and confirm that the patient can be anesthetized.
Other risks that may occur after surgery are infection, bleeding and bruising, asymmetries of volume and position, and loss of breast sensation.
Is the result of mastopexy permanent?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to be sure that the result obtained by the breast operation is permanent. People age and, with it, any part of your body. With age the skin loses elasticity and is less resistant to gravitational changes.
To perform mastopexy, personalized techniques are chosen, trying to make the result last as long as possible. However, there are several factors that the surgeon cannot control, such as aging, sudden weight changes or hormonal changes that affect breast volume.