Breast lift or mastopexy, is the Plastic Surgery procedure that is used to lift and correct the shape of the breasts without affecting their volume.
The effect of gravity, fluctuations in body weight, breastfeeding and various hormonal changes significantly affect the elasticity, shape and position of the breast, resulting in drooping and sagging, resulting in the resort to cosmetic procedures for breast lift. Also, following the fall of the breast, the nipple often appears expanded and “stretched”.
Therefore, patients with:
- Dropping breasts
- Breast size imbalance
- Loosening of the skin and altered shape of the breasts
- Tuberous or flattened breasts
- Nipple drooping and flattened
At the doctor’s office, a detailed medical history and clinical examination of the patient precede, in order to decide the most appropriate treatment. It is not uncommon for the fall to be accompanied by relatively “empty” breast parenchyma, and in order to achieve the best aesthetic result, it is necessary to increase the breast with implants at the same time as the breast augmentation, if the person agrees with that.
Then photographs are taken which undergo 3D analysis Technology, where within a few minutes the patient can have a fairly accurate picture of the result before and after the surgery.
The operation for breast lift is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts depending on the extent of the problem from 2-3 hours.
The scars, depending on the degree of fall that the surgeon has to correct, can be in the shape of an inverted “T” trial (ie around the areola, perpendicular to it to the abdominals), or only around the halo, or only vertically from it. In this way, the breast is straightened and its contour is smoothed out. At the same time the nipple and the halo are placed in a higher position and shrink following the general augmentation of the breast. The excess skin that is removed is followed by the placement of the internal sutures and those of the skin. If we want to intervene in the volume of the breast, as mentioned above, and if the patient wishes, breast augmentation can be combined by increasing the breasts for a larger volume or reducing them otherwise.
Although rare, they are the usual possible complications in any surgery, not only in plastic surgery.
- Inflammation (prevented by strict application of antiseptic and intraoperative administration of antibiotics).
- Bleeding (prevented by thorough hemostasis during surgery and close monitoring of the patient after surgery).
- Wound splitting
- Deformed scars