Mastopexy - Breast Lift Surgery

Mastopexy: Breast Lift Surgery

Mastopexy is a surgical procedure typically performed in cases of breast ptosis, or sagging breasts. The aim of this procedure is to lift the breasts to achieve a more youthful and aesthetic appearance. In this article, we will provide information about the details, reasons, procedure, permanence, recovery process, risks, and suitable candidates for mastopexy.

What is Mastopexy?

Mastopexy, also known as breast lift surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to correct and lift sagging breasts. This procedure reshapes the breast tissue by removing excess skin and tissue that cause breast sagging. As a result, the breasts appear more youthful and uplifted.

Why is Mastopexy Done?

Mastopexy is typically performed for the following reasons:

- Breast ptosis: Breast sagging due to factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or aging.

- Aesthetic reasons: Women may opt for mastopexy when they desire a more youthful and uplifted appearance of their breasts.

How is Mastopexy Done?

Mastopexy is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes a few hours. The procedure consists of the following steps:

1. Incisions: The surgeon makes incisions either under the breast or around it.

2. Removal of Excess Tissue: Excess skin and tissue are removed, and the breast tissue is reshaped and lifted.

3. Adjustment of the Nipple Position: The nipple is repositioned to an appropriate height and reshaped.

4. Closure of Incisions: The incisions are closed, and stitches are placed.

Is Mastopexy Permanent?

The results of mastopexy are generally long-lasting. However, factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy can affect breast tissue over time.

Recovery Process of Mastopexy

The recovery process after mastopexy can vary from individual to individual. There may be mild pain, swelling, and bruising in the first few days. Full recovery may take several weeks. Resting and avoiding activities such as heavy lifting are important during the post-operative period.

Risks of Mastopexy

Surgical procedures like mastopexy carry some risks. The most common ones include infection, bleeding, sensory loss, scarring, and nipple numbness. However, these risks can be minimized by having the procedure performed by an experienced surgeon and carefully managing pre and post-operative care.

Age Limit and Suitable Candidates for Mastopexy

There is no specific age limit for mastopexy. However, it is generally performed after breast development is complete, usually after the age of 18. Suitable candidates are typically healthy, non-smoking women with stable body weight.

In conclusion, mastopexy is an effective surgical option for correcting breast ptosis and achieving a more youthful appearance. However, like any surgical procedure, mastopexy carries certain risks, and candidates should consider these risks and consult with their doctors.

Op. Dr. Murat Görkem Ataman
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