Also known as a breast lift, a mastopexy is a procedure which aims to improve the shape of the breast without altering the size.
Those who have drooping or sagging breasts as a result of aging, child bearing and weight gain. These factors cause the ligaments and skin of the breast to stretch and elongate, causing the breast to droop on the chest wall, known as ptosis.
Your breast lift procedure will result in an improvement of the position of the breast on the chest wall, aiming to be as close as possible to your original breast size and shape before excessive drooping occurred. However it is important to remain realistic about what a breast lift can achieve, as the effects of gravity and aging is difficult to eliminate altogether.
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During your first consultation your surgeon will discuss what you’d like to achieve, any expectations you have, questions about the procedure, medical history and current medication. Information about your breast history, mammograms, ultrasounds or biopsies will also be discussed. Please bring any relevant information to this consultation. Your surgeon will examine your body and make sure you are suited to the procedure. We will provide as much information as possible so that you feel comfortable and informed, and if you feel overwhelmed in any way we encourage you to make a second consultation so that you feel confident with your decision.
Please ensure you have arranged someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out at home for a few days. To reduce risk of bleeding and bruising please make sure to:
We will guide you to prepare for surgery so that your procedure and recovery go smoothly. On the day bring your toiletries, any medication needed and loose clothing.
A breast lift is performed under general anesthetic so that you will be completely unaware of the surgery or any pain, and sleep comfortably through the procedure. Before the procedure, your surgeon will place some markings on your skin to determine the exact position and size of your new breasts. During the surgery, an incision is made, excess skin is removed, the nipple is elevated without detachment, the breast area is tightened, and the incision is sutured.
Please call our office if you experience any of the following: excessive pain or bleeding, abnormal swelling or fever during the first 24 hours.
There is no hard or fast rule to determine if you need a mastopexy. However, generally if the nipple sits below the breast fold or if its points downwards, a mastopexy may be required. A surgeon will be able to assess and advise at your consultation.
Yes, this is a very common procedure. A mastopexy will give you a lift, where the implants will increase volume also. If you are wanting volume and a change of position to your breasts, than a combined procedure may be required.
A mastopexy is a more invasive procedure with several incision points (unlike straight augmentation which is just one). Also, during a mastopexy, we will often be required to change the position of the nipple. A mastopexy with augment takes around 2.5 hours to perform, as opposed to an augment which is 1 hour.
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