Who is the ideal candidate to undergo a Mastopexy?
The ideal candidates for surgery are those breast healthy, emotionally stable comprising the results that can be obtained after surgery.
Many women want a breast lift after pregnancy or breastfeeding has left empty and fallen chest. The significant weight loss after certain surgeries diet or obesity are also a common cause for the practice of a breast lift.
What is Mastopexy or Breast Lift?
Mastopexy is a safe, provided it is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.
Is to carry out a surgical procedure to raise and improve the shape of breasts falls. Over the years, after circumstances such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity make the breast tends to fall. Furthermore, as the breast skin loses elasticity and falls out of shape, a phenomenon known as breast ptosis.
When the breast, as well as lost or fall, it’s too quiet, you can also place a breast prosthesis.
In turn, the mastopexy is also possible to also reduce the size of the areola when it is very large with a diameter greater than 4.2 cm.
Mastopexy is performed in an operating room in a clinic or hospital. Income is generally required, giving the hospital the next day. It is performed under general anesthesia and takes about depending on each particular case between 2 and 4 hours.
Incisions are made around the areola, in a vertical line down from the areola and along the groove under the breast, comprising a minimum area of the breast consisting of the skin to be removed and which placed the nipple and areola in a new higher position. In certain cases, when the breast is small and little fall incision is placed only around the areola, periareolar surgery. The scars over time there will be noticing less
At the same time, in certain cases it may be necessary to combine Mastopexy with breast augmentation where a breast prosthesis is placed under the breast tissue or chest muscle in breasts with little volume to bring you adequate natural projection to the breast.
After surgery or a bandage, especially as a bra.
How will the return to normal?
After breast surgery is normal to be a little tired some days, but you can make life almost normal within 24-48 hours. Most discomfort is well controlled with medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon, although the breasts can hurt a couple of weeks. The bandage or dressings will be removed in a few days, being replaced as a special bra, which should lead the way directed by your surgeon.
It is normal to have a bloated feeling and burning nipples during the first two weeks. The stitches will be removed between 7 and 14 days. Edema is not completely gives up to 3 or 6 weeks.
After the mastopexy can return to work within a few days, depending on your activity.
Follow the instructions of your surgeon about what exercises you can do. You’ll have to avoid lifting above the head for 2 or 3 weeks.
At first, the scars will be pink, something that will improve continuously from 6 weeks.
Mammographic controls appropriate for each woman according to your age you can continue performing them according to your gynecologist.
How do I have to plan Breast Lift Surgery?
During the initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate the size and shape of the breasts, the firmness of the skin and overall health. Moreover, a breast examination, and in some cases will be requested mammography. It will explain the different surgical techniques, will discuss the size and shape that will have your breasts and procedural options that are best for your particular case.
You should expose your expectations honestly and frankly, that the plastic surgeon is also frank and show the alternatives available to suit your needs.
The doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines to keep on shooting or suppressing medications, vitamins, iron supplements, food, liquid and snuff.
It also will explain what type of anesthesia to be used, the need to enter the clinic where the surgery will be performed and the costs of the intervention.
Feel free to ask any question you plant, especially those related to your expectations about the results.
Make sure also that a family member or companion can take you home when you are to be discharged and, if necessary, can help a couple of days.
What precautions should I take?
In order to limit the risk of bleeding and bruising have to avoid taking in the 7 days before the procedure antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin, dipyridamole, ticlopidine, … as well as in the 3 days prior to taking NSAIDs like Ibuprofen antiplatelet effect, Diclofenac , indomethacin, piroxicam, naproxen…