Breastlift / Matopexy
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Mastopexy, or breast lift, is performed for women who have sagging breasts with loose skin envelope. It rejuvenates or enhances the breast shape and size to a more youthful appearance. This is done either with excision of breast tissue alone and/or with insertion of a breast implant, depending on the degree of breast tissue laxity and volume. Mastopexy does leave noticeable, permanent scars, although they'll be covered by your bathing suit or clothing. The procedure can also leave you with unevenly positioned nipples, or a permanent loss of sensation in your nipples or breasts. Your surgeon should be able to describe the procedure to you in detail, explaining its risks and limitations and making sure you understand the scarring that will result. This is usually done under general anesthesia, with the patient confined for a few days in the hospital. There could be some swelling immediately after the operation, but it usually subsides after several weeks. Sutures are removed on the seventh or tenth day after the procedure.