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Breast sagging

What is breast flaccidity?

Mastopexy is a procedure to treat breast sagging, lift and improve the shape of sagging breasts. Over the years, after pregnancy, or after breastfeeding, the breast tends to sag. When the breast, in addition to falling, has lost or has little volume, a prosthesis can also be placed.

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Mastopexy: appearance before surgery

Incision design

The areola is placed in its new position and excess skin and gland are removed

Resulting scars

The scars are definitive, although their appearance will improve over time.

Who is a good candidate for a mastopexy?

If you do not feel comfortable with your silhouette, your breasts have lost volume or the lowest notes, due to the effect of age or pregnancy, you can consider having a mastopexy to treat breast sagging. The most important thing is to have realistic expectations about the results you can achieve, so talking to your surgeon is essential.

It is important that you and your surgeon have a conversation about the actual results you can expect after mastopexy. In the clinic you can also find out about the price of a mastopexy for your specific case.

Mastopexy or surgery for breast sagging

Mastopexy lasts between one and a half to two and a half hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia. After mastopexy, you will have to stay in the hospital one night.

To perform the breast flab surgery, incisions are made around the areola in a vertical line down from the areola and along the groove under the breast. Excess skin is removed and the areola is placed in its new position.

A prosthesis may need to be placed under the breast tissue or pectoral muscle in low volume breasts. After surgery for sagging breast, a bandage will be put on.

After a mastopexy

You may notice some tiredness after mastopexy but you will be able to live almost normal after 24 and 48 hours. Most discomfort is well controlled with the prescribed medication, although the breasts may hurt for a couple of weeks.

The bandage will be removed in a few days, being replaced by a special bra, which you must wear for a month, day and night. It is normal to have a burning sensation in the nipples during the first two weeks.

After mastopexy, it may be normal to have decreased sensation in the nipples; this situation is generally temporary. The stitches are removed between 7 and 14 days; the edema does not completely subside until 3 or 6 weeks.

After the mastopexy, you can return to work in a few days, but you should avoid lifting objects above your head for 2 to 3 weeks. Your breasts will be more sensitive than normal for 2 to 3 weeks, so it may be advisable to avoid excessive physical contact until 3 or 4 weeks.

The results

The results of an intervention such as mastopexy can be very satisfactory if the patient is realistic about the real expectations of the operation. This is why the first visit with Dr. Paloma’s team is so important.

Mastopexy leaves visible and permanent scars, although the surgeon will do everything possible to make them less noticeable. Over time, the scars will become less noticeable.

The effects of mastopexy, although long-lasting, are not permanent, depending on factors such as new pregnancies, weight variations, and age. If a prosthesis has been placed, the effect will be more lasting.