Aesthetic mastopexy or breast lift operation will raise and reshape woman’s breasts. With time breasts can lose their shape and firmness because of pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations and inevitable effect of gravity. A breast lift, often done in conjunction with a breast augmentation, can eliminate this inevitable sagging. When you look at the mirror If your nipples are at the same level or below the line of the folding part (inframammary crease) that means you have some degree of breast sagging (breast ptosis). Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery
A mastopexy is done under general anesthesia. Incisions extend around the areola and sometimes as a vertical line down the lower pole of the breast. Occasionally this incision extends into the natural crease below the breast. Through these incisions excess skin is removed and the nipple areola complex elevated to a more central position on the breast mound.
Although we make every effort to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, after mastopexy operation you will have some degree of scar. Breast lifting operation surgery can be considered as transforming a problem (sagging, pendency) into another (scar). They often remain more visible for a year following surgery, then fade to some degree. Most of the patients are clearly satisfied with the results because this is the only treatment to correct sagging breast. Most of the woman who prefer to have that surgery think overall shape and beauty of the breast is more important than some degree of scarring. If you are over 35 it is wise to have a control mammogram and keep it. If you work it is better to reserve a week for this surgery.
You can leave the hospital one day after the operation. Especially 1 to 3 days there might be a little ache when you move your arms. Usually it is sufficient to take painkillers by mouth. Generally it is necessary to use sportsman bra (without an underwire) for 2-4 weeks. You should not use car for 3-7 days. The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few weeks to months as breast shape and position continue to settle. Incision lines are permanent but will continue to fade over time. The results of your breast lift surgery will be long-lasting. Over time your breasts continue to change due to aging and gravity. You will be able to retain your new look longer if you; maintain your weight and keep a healthy lifestle. Results of mastopexy can be very rewarding for the surgeon and the patient.