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Breast lift (mastopexy)


Breast lift (mastopexy) improves its aesthetic appearance without volume enhancement.

Although it may look like enlarged, it is more rearrangement of existing breast tissue displaced inferiorly by gravity.

Best candidates for this type of surgery are women with sagging but not hypertrophied breast with good skin elasticity. Most frequently it is performed in young mothers after breast feeding  who want to restore natural shape of mammary glands or women after weight reduction.

In patients with low-grade breast ptosis with volume depletion, implant insertion may be the best option.

Mastopexy is performed under general anesthesia.

Skin incisions depend on technique employed and may be placed in periareolar area, lower half of the breast and submammary area. Although resulting scars are permanent they became hardly conspicuous after normal healing is complete.

Patients after mastopexy stay overnight in the facility.

Return to normal (non-strenuous) activity takes 10 -14 days. Sport activities involving pectoral muscles may be resumed after 3 months. Compression supporting bra must be worn for 3 months.

Although result of breast lift can be seen immediately after the surgery, breast shape will improve gradually within 6-12 months. Obtained result is long-lasting but not permanent. Surgery doesn’t stop natural aging processes. Weight changes, pregnancies and hormones can change result of mastopexy.

Duration 3-4 h
Anesthesia general
Stay in the facility 24 h
Recovery  7-10 days
Sutures dissolvable sutures – do not need to be removed
Contraindications menstruation, premenstrual period, mental illnesses, blood clotting disorders, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, cardiac arrhythmias, active infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, pregnancy
Recommendations before the procedure mastopexy pre-op.pdf
Recommendations after the procedure mastopexy post-op.pdf

This short information doesn’t replace medical consultation in the office.

Zalecenia pooperacyjne

Zalecenia przedoperacyjne

Postoperative recommendations

Preoperative recommendations