The breast is the symbol par excellence of femininity. With advancing age, after breastfeeding or after weight loss, the breast tends to lose tone and consequently its original shape. All this is reflected on the entire female body: having a flabby, not very toned breast means having a body that is not harmonious, less beautiful and causes malaise.
But there is a remedy for all this: mastopexy, the procedure that corrects saggy breast and shape defects. But what does mastopexy actually do? It lifts and reshape the breasts, making them firm as they used to be. The final result? Upper Breast with more projection. With a balanced breast it is the whole body that benefits, a beautiful and attractive body, for a happier and more confident woman.
During the first visit, I always make sure of my patient’s state of health, I assess risks and achievable results and answer any clarifying questions. Depending on the size of the breast and the defect, I will advice the best procedure.There are mainly 3 techniques: the periareolar (scars around areola only), the vertical scar only and the T scar technique.
After the incision and removal or remodeling of excess skin, I reposition the breast tissue, areola and nipple higher up. In this way both breasts will be raised and in a more natural position. Mastopexy can be performed in conjunction with other breast procedures: additive mastoplasty and reductive mastoplasty.
The surgery, performed under general anesthesia, takes about two or three hours and it requires hospitalization for one night. During the recovery it is essential to use a sports bra to ensure the right support for the breast. For a week it is absolutely not recommended to drive and it is good not to practice any physical activity for about a month . However, two weeks after the surgery you can come back to work.
A week after surgery I remove the bandages in order to check the healing of the wounds. I meet the patient again in week two, week six and after twelve months to make sure she is fully recovered.
Scars are not usually not a problem even if are longer the a breast enlargement surgery. Located on the fold under the breast, around the areola and down from the areola to the fold like an anchor, they will be very small and, over time, practically invisible. The breasts will again be toned and beautiful to look at because they are in balance with the other lines of the body.