Breasts descend over time, and pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss can accelerate this process. Mastopexy is an operation designed to raise the position of the bust and give it more strength and better shape the breast. With it we can move the position of the nipple in relation to the gland, or reduce the diameter of the aureola. This process may also include the use of an implant to increase breast volume if desired. The breast typically does not lose volume unless you want a reduction performed as well.
The procedure is more complicated than a breast augmentation, but is also done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and sedation. The incision is anchor-shaped or donut-shaped and the scar is permanent but practically disappears with time. The scar is covered by the support, and usually not very problematic in most patients. As with any operation, there are certain risks such as infection, hematoma, loss of skin along the incision, changes in nipple sensation, and asymmetry. Risk of complications tend to be lower if the procedure is done by an experienced surgeon.
The recovery process is easier and less uncomfortable than in a breast augmentation. The bandage is removed the next day. You can return to a level of physical activity immediately, and reach your normal level of activity after 3 or 4 weeks. The shape of raised breasts continues to improve for a period of three months, and usually remain in place for a long period of time if they did not move too much or weren't too heavy were originally. A postoperative mammogram should be done after six months if you are over 35 years in order to acquire a basis for comparison in the future.
Before & After
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