Mastopexy is the procedure used to reposition areolas and nipples, lift the gland and remove excess skin to obtain two harmonious, well-shaped breasts.
Reasons for the procedure
Sagging breasts: drooping breasts with sagging glands, stretched skin and areolas that are too low.
Before the procedure
anaesthesiologist at least 48 hours before the procedure. If treatment requires the use of breast implants, the surgeon will determine their type and size based on an examination and the wishes of the patient.
D DAY – 30: It is highly recommended that patients quit smoking.
D DAY – 10: No medicines containing aspirin can be taken.
Some types of anaesthesia require fasting six hours prior to surgery.
Average duration: between 1.5 and 3 hours
Depending on the degree of sagging, the incision is made :
- Around the areola
- Around the areola, between the areola and the submammary fold and in the submammary fold
- Around the areola and between the areola and the submammary fold.
A shaped bandage is applied after the surgery.
After the procedure
There is usually quite a bit of pain following surgery. Changes in position (for example, from lying to sitting) are particularly uncomfortable. There is also a feeling of pulling in the breasts and back pain. It is recommended that patients rest as much as possible and avoid all sudden movements for the first few days after the procedure.
There will be some swelling which can result in temporary asymmetry.
The bandage is changed around the fourth day after the surgery and the sutures are removed around the tenth day. The patient’s profession will determine when they can return to work. However, they normally can on the fourth day (light work).
A year is needed to see the final result. This is the time it takes for the breasts to take on a harmonious, natural and symmetrical or near-symmetrical shape.
Patients receive a complete information sheet about the procedure during their first consultation. It must be read carefully to enable a decision with all relevant information in hand.