The appearance of the breasts is one of the most common concerns among women. Who has never stopped in front of the mirror and thought that the breast was flabby or had a strange appearance? The size or shape they have often does not convince us, and it is common for this to happen mainly after pregnancy. The first thing that comes to mind to give a breast up is the placement of a silicone prosthesis, but did you know that it is possible to lift the breasts with a simpler surgery? This is mastopexy, an aesthetic intervention that promises to improve aspects of the breasts and give a new life to women. Come with me to know a little more about this wonderful surgery.
In today’s text we will cover the following topics:
- Which is?
- When should a woman have surgery?
- Benefits of Mastopexy
- How is the surgery done
- Mastopexy with prosthesis
- Post-operative care
- Mastopexy price
- I must do?
Mastopexy or breast lift is the name of cosmetic surgery to lift the breasts. Contrary to what many people think, mastopexy does not change the size of the breasts. The passage of time, breastfeeding, hormonal changes, weight or even the action of gravity can leave the breasts sagging and sagging. This surgery aims to reverse the natural sagging of the breasts (breast ptosis), to reposition the areola and the skin with flaccidity, raising the breasts to their original position, promoting their symmetry. Contrary to what happens with silicone prostheses, the body adheres to the removed tissue and becomes one thing, so there is hardly any rejection.
When should a woman have surgery?
Mastopexy is indicated for women who do not feel well because their breasts are sagging after several pregnancies, having breastfed, having lost weight in a short time or any other reason.
The main requirement for these patients to undergo mastopexy is to be in good health. Lifting the breasts offers very good results and a high level of satisfaction.
Generally, after a period of lactation, the breast loses volume and firmness, which causes certain complexes in some women. In these cases, mastopexy helps to restore the natural aesthetic state of the breast. The technique can be done from 18 years.
Benefits of Mastopexy
Corrects sagging breasts
Breast lift surgery is designed to improve the appearance of sagging breasts by removing excess skin and lifting the inner tissue to create fuller and younger breasts.
Recovers the youthful appearance
The young-looking breasts have volume and are located high on the chest. As we age, the skin begins to stretch and the volume is lost, which generates a flabby appearance that appears soon after breastfeeding or excessive weight loss. When lifting the breasts, the mastopexy gives a more youthful appearance to the woman. Many have reported that their breasts look younger years after mastopexy surgery.
Increases options for dressing
Many women dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts find the purchase of clothing frustrating and discouraging. Sometimes they prefer to avoid tight clothing or use models that hide their bodies. The firmer and more harmonious aspect of the breasts allows new clothing options for many women who undergo the procedure. In many cases, they are comfortable wearing some models that they could not use before surgery.
The sagging of the breasts makes some women feel insecure about their physical appearance. By making breasts appear more harmonious and youthful, mastopexy increases self-confidence in women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. Many who have undergone breast lift surgery observe a positive change in quality of life in general, as a result of increased self-esteem and the disappearance of shyness in relation to their appearance.
How is the surgery done?
Mastopexy should be performed in the operating room of a hospital or in a properly equipped clinic, in charge of a specialist in plastic surgery. The intervention lasts between 1 and 3 hours, approximately. Usually, mastopexy is bilateral, that is, it is done on both breasts.
It is usually done under general anesthesia, however, in some cases, it can be done in a smaller incision, where local anesthesia supplemented with sedation can be used.
In general, mastopexy involves making a series of incisions in the breast, only in the area where the excess skin is found. Once removed, the surgeon positions the nipple and areola in their new, higher position.
Typically, the points are located around the areola, forming a vertical downward line and a horizontal line that runs along the groove of the sinuses. More visually, it can be said that the scar represents an inverted ‘T’. However, the appearance of the scar will not be the same in all cases, because when the breast is small and little fallen, the incision is made only around the areola. After surgery, a compressive bandage will be applied and a special bra will be worn for a period of time.
Mastopexy with prosthesis
Some women, in addition to correcting flaccidity, also want to increase the size of their breasts, creating a fuller silhouette, so they resort to mastopexy with prosthesis. In case it is necessary to apply a very large silicone prosthesis, breast augmentation surgery must be performed up to 3 months before mastopexy, to ensure that the weight of the breasts does not affect the final result.
After mastopexy, to avoid risks and contribute to a good recovery, the patient must follow the surgeon’s recommendations. For example:
- You will not be able to lift objects over your head for 2 or 3 weeks later. And wait a little while to play sports.
- During that time, you will also have more sensitive breasts than usual, so excessive physical contact will not be advisable until 3 to 4 weeks later.
- The appearance of the scars is more moist and pink at first, but will improve after 6 weeks.
- The patient must be submitted to mammographic controls appropriate to his age (if necessary).
- The scars of mastopexy will not be visible to the naked eye and, in any case, they can be hidden under the bra or bikini. Over time, the skin will recover and the scar will be practically invisible. The healing process can be affected in smokers, as tobacco prevents proper tissue regeneration.
- Wear a modeling bra, seamless, for 24 hours for 30 days after surgery and then for another 30 days; but only during the night.
The price of mastopexy can vary between 4 and 7 thousand reais, according to the clinic and surgery selected. However, adding all expenses for consultations, exams and hospitalization, the value of the mastopexy can be between 10 and 15 thousand reais.
I must do?
If you plan to have a new pregnancy, it is best to postpone a mastopexy. Although this surgery does not interfere with the ability to breastfeed, breastfeeding stretches the breast tissue and skin; you risk losing some of the benefits that have been gained from the surgery. If that is not the case, go ahead and undergo mastopexy. The results are amazing and you will feel much more beautiful and self-confident.