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Reasons why mastopexy needs to be performed

13th Sep 2021

Mastopexy is the medical term we use for the breast lift. The procedure is very popular nowadays as it is the only effective solution to correct breast ptosis. Breast ptosis can affect women of different ages and whatever the volume of their breasts might be. Overly large breasts tend to sag early in life compared to breasts of a normal or smaller size. The procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia in a vast majority of cases for the comfort of the patient.

During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make incisions in different areas of the breasts. The location, number, and length of incisions are dependent on the anatomy of the patient, the level of breast ptosis, and also the preference of the plastic surgeon. This means that different patients will be left with different types of scars after undergoing a mastopexy.

After the incisions are made and the patient is safely under the effects of the anesthesia, the plastic surgeon will detach the skin envelope from the glandular tissue. This way, he gets access to the mammary gland tissue that needs to be re-centered and elevated to create beautiful-looking breasts after the procedure. After addressing the glandular tissue and correcting its shape and position, the plastic surgeon will re-drape the skin on the breasts. The excess of skin is eliminated and the incisions are sutured. Immediately after undergoing the breast lift, the breasts might be sore, swollen and bruised, but these side effects are normal and will disappear within weeks.

Some people might ask about the reasons why mastopexy needs to be performed. The procedure is not a breast reduction or a breast augmentation, so it has no effect on the volume of the breasts. Even if it only targets the position of the breasts and their shape, there are numerous reasons why mastopexy needs to be performed.

Saggy breasts can trigger severe emotional complexes in women, especially if they are not mature. To be a teenager and suffer having breasts like a fifty-year old woman is not very pleasant and can create significant discomfort.

Moreover, when the majority of the mammary gland is positioned under the inframammary gland, it can rub against the skin of the chest wall and cause dermatological conditions such as rashes and irritations. This is one of the reasons why mastopexy needs to be performed.

After undergoing the procedure, women will have perky and youthful-looking breasts for longer compared to women who don’t have a breast enhancement procedure.

Mastopexy will restore not only the beautiful appearance of the breasts but can also correct shape asymmetries and fix enlarged areolas or nipples facing down instead of forward. The procedure is safe when recommended and performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.


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