Body Surgery

Mastopexy

Mastopexy

Mastopexy is a surgical procedure that lifts the breasts that are out of position or sagging. (Ptotic)

Is indicated on patients that by genetics or hormonal changes given during the developing or growing, after a pregnancy or aging present sagging breast, size doesn’t matter.

Mastopexi can be performed according patient wishes and surgeon indication in four different approaches.

  1. With the scar just around the areola or periareolar, this can be used in breast with minor Ptotic.
  2. Vertical and periareolar scar, in cases of larger size and small reduction.
  3. Periareolar, vertical and even sub-mammary scar, better known as inverted “T” or “anchor”, used in cases where the breast have a large size and great reduction.
  4. Some variations with “J” or sideways scars. This surgery removes the extra skin, relocating the breasts into a higher position, with the proper shape. In minor cases, in breasts of lower size and with the desire of increasing the size, this procedure can be performed placing mammary implants.

During the postoperative, there will be some swelling, pain and bruises (ecchymosis) that will last about two weeks, also the patient can have some minor bleeding for the drains. The shapes of the breast will improve progressively till three months after the surgery.

During the postoperative, there will be some swelling, pain and bruises (ecchymosis) that will last about two weeks, also the patient can have some minor bleeding for the drains. The shapes of the breast will improve progressively till three months after the surgery.

Within adverse eventualities, we can find hematomas, fluids accumulation or seromas, infections, distress on the skin edges and/or wounds, poor cicatrization and sensibility decrees in the areola. The anesthetics and surgical risks are similar to all the other surgical procedures.

Within adverse eventualities, we can find hematomas, fluids accumulation or seromas, infections, distress on the skin edges and/or wounds, poor cicatrization, or decrees of sensibility in the areola. If implants were used, there can also be infections on the implants, hematomas or seromas given undrained fluids, appearing up to two years after the surgery. The body can reject the implants; it can also present extrusion or it can push out the implants, the rupture of an implant, the hardening of the implants given a contracture of the capsule surrounding. The anesthetics and surgical risks are similar to all other surgical procedures. The recovery implies the use of analgesics, antibiotics and drains for three days; the use of bandages and special bras for two up to three months, general cares for scars, as creams. The stitches removal will be done 21 up to 30 days after the surgery; the patient must attend the medical controls as scheduled. The medical leave of absence will depend of the job preformed by the patient, but it goes between seven to fifteen days.

Gallery Mastopexy

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