Mastopexy is a procedure is used to change the size and shape of the breasts. It is different from other procedures in cosmetic surgery and different results are expected. By knowing what a mastopexy does and the procedure involved, you can decide if it is the right surgery for you.
Mastopexy surgery is usually used to lift breasts that are sagging or loose. It may also be used to remove or reduce the dark skin that is often under the nipple. Mastopexy are also often referred to as a breast lift. They are popular for women who have had children, which may cause the breast to sag after breast feeding.
Before receiving a breast lift, you will need to go through a routine exam with your doctor. This is to make sure there are no complications in the breast, such as cancer. There are other conditions, which can keep you being qualified for a breast lift. Knowing what these are and going through a routine check up with your doctor is important in deciding whether you are eligible for a breast lift or whether it would be harmful for you.
When you go into surgery for a mastopexy, you will be given an anesthesia so you will not feel pain during the surgery and remain relaxed. The doctors will then make cuts around the natural creases of the breast. A small incision will also be made around the dark skin of the nipple.
After the doctors have made the incision, they will make a smaller cut above the nipple to mark where the breast will be lifted. The skin underneath the breast is then removed and the nipples, as well as the breast tissue underneath the nipple are pushed upwards. The doctors will finish the procedure by stitching the incisions, which will allow the breast to stay lifted to the correct place.
After a mastopexy, there will be gauze placed around the breast to allow for healing. The pain after the surgery will usually be gone after two or three days, however, there will be discoloring around the breast for a week. The breast skin and nipples may also lose some of the sensations after the surgery as well.
However, this is a temporary part of the surgery. After two weeks, the stitches will be removed and you should be back to normal activities. During the first two weeks, it will also be important to not wear normal bras to allow healing.
If you have had children and your breasts have begun to sag or become loose, you may consider a mastopexy, or breast lift, to have the shape you once had. Breast-feeding also contributes to sagging breasts. Through this procedure, you will be able to move your breasts back to where they were when you were younger, and allow you to feel better about your body after the cosmetic surgery. This kind of surgery may be considered after a drastic weight loss to reshape the breast area.