What Is Mastopexy?
Mastopexy, also called a breast lift surgery , is an operation where a surgeon changes the position of your nipple higher on your chest wall. He will also remove the extra tissue from skin and strengthen the nearby tissue.
How is a breast lift procedure performed?
A mastopexy is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital, free standing surgical center or surgeon’s office equipped with a surgical suite.
Your surgeon will select the best technique based on your breast size and shape, areola size and position, sagging of breast, skin quality and elasticity and how much extra skin you have.
your surgeon will remove extra skin and pack the incisions, tightening the skin, sewing the breast back together and put the sutures inside the breast tissue to support placing sutures deep in the breast tissue to support the new breast position for a longer period of time.
After surgery is done the patient can get out of bed the next day and after some day patient will able to move without any pain. Straining, bending and lifting may be avoided, since these activities might cause increased swelling or even bleeding. To recover fast patient is encouraged to sleep in back to avoid the any pressure to breast. Exercise can start after one month. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.