Mastopexy (Breast Lift) & Breast Reduction

Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

A Breastlift or Mastopexy may be indicated for a woman who´s skin has lost elasticity and firmness due to weight loss, breast feeding or simply gravity affecting a woman´s breasts as she ages. A breast lift can reduce the extra skin and give the breasts their former, firmer shape and feel.

The main goal of the breast lift surgery is to reshape and lift the breast to give it a more proportionate, youthful, and perky appearance, leaving minimal scarring.

A breast lift can be perfomed along with breast augmentation, using breast implants to restore or increase both firmness and size.

The plastic surgery procedure

A breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure to raise and correct breasts presenting a condition medically known as breast ptosis.

This plastic surgery consists on the excision of excess skin and re-suturing of the tissue to literally lift the breast. There are several techniques used in breast lifts. The technique and insicion approach used will depend on Dr. Bukret´s diagnosis and the degree of ptosis.

In cases where less sagging is present, an insicion resembling a lollipop will be used, resulting in a scar around the nipple and vertically from the Nipple-Areola Complex to the crease.

Upon excessive ptosis, the scar will resemble the configuration of an anchor, or an inverted “T”.

Length of Procedure

A breast lift can last about three hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

The Best candidates for a Breast Lift

  • Present loss of skin elasticity due to factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity, taking their toll on a woman´s breasts
  • Have good and elastic skin yet have noticed their breasts have started to sag
  • Wish to reduce the size of the areola
  • Women who´s breasts are small and sag

Anesthesia used

Neuroleptoanesthesia (deep sedation) or general, plus local anesthesia.

Hospitalization

This plastic surgery requires a short stay of less than 6 hours.

Post-operative Care

  • Antibiotics
  • Physical activity restricted depending on recuperation progress
  • No sunbathing for 3 to 4 weeks post-op
  • A surgical bra is worn for the first 6 weeks post-op
  • Sports and other straining activities can be resumed one month following surgery

Post-operative Treatment

Sutures are removed 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Many women seek breast reduction surgeries because of oversized breasts, a condition that is medically known as mammary hypertrophy. Breast reduction plastic surgery can significantly yield a physical relief.

The plastic surgery procedure

A Breast reduction consists removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.

The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.

The technique and insicion approach used will depend on Dr. Bukret´s diagnosis and the degree of ptosis.

Drains are applied on each breast left for two to three days after this plastic surgery.

Length of Procedure

A breast reduction surgery can last from two to five hours.

The Best candidates for Breast Reduction surgery.

  • Women with very large, pendulous breasts who experience
  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Sagging breasts that restrict the womans activities and cause them physical discomfort
  • Skin rash under the breasts
  • Deep grooves in the shoulders from bra strap pressure
  • Unusually large breasts that can cause a woman-or a teenage girl- Self-esteem problems
  • In most cases, breast reduction isn´t performed until a woman´s breasts are fully developed; however, it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort

Anesthesia used

Neuroleptoanesthesia, also known as twilight anesthesia or deep sedation, or general, plus local anesthesia.

Hospitalization

This plastic surgery requires a short stay of less than 24 hours.

Post-operative Care

  • Antibiotics are indicated during a week after breast reduction
  • Drainage tubes are removed after 48 to 72 hours after plastic surgery
  • Activities are restricted depending on the evolution
  • No sunbathing after 3 or 4 weeks post-op
  • Wearing a surgical bra during 6 weeks is indicated

Post-operative Treatment

Sutures are removed in 7 to 10 days post op. Sports practicing is allowed after a month post surgery.

No votes yet.
Please wait...