MASTOPEXY (BREAST LIFT)
Breast lift is an operation applied to correct breasts after sagging breasts occur due to the effect of factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and age, and the effect of genetic factors. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. In addition, it can reduce the diameter of the enlarged deformed large nipple during the mastopexy operation.
The best candidates for mastopexy are healthy women, whose mental state is stable, and realistic women who are aware of the beautification of the surgery. The most satisfactory results are usually achieved with the correction of not very large but sagging breasts.
If the breast is both small and the volume is not sufficient, then both augmentation and lifting operations can be performed using a breast implant (silicone prosthesis). Breast lift and lift operation is not an easy operation. Very proper planning and therefore experience and knowledge are required. With the plan of 6 months and 1 year later, the operation is performed by imagining that time and predicting the result. With this aim, it is an operation where results that satisfy the most satisfactory person with the most problems are obtained when it is performed by experienced, self-confident plastic surgery experts.
However, there is always the possibility of a reaction or complication to anesthesia that may occur in all surgeries. Bleeding and infection are rare after mastopexy, but these and smoking can cause enlargement of scars. You can minimize the risks of complications that may arise by strictly following your doctor’s instructions before and after the operation.
Although scars can be covered with a bra and swimsuit, mastopexy can result in permanent incision marks. Incomplete beautification and large scars may occur more commonly in smokers.
Under general anesthesia, the operation is performed with an incision made in the form of a keyhole, with proper planning. The breast tissue is completely released and fixed to the underlying muscle and fascia with late-absorbing sutures. The breast is shaped in its own tissue and given a conical rigid form, and finally the nipple is moved to its new place and sutured with circumferential sutures. The operation is terminated by combining an incision of approximately 8-10 cm from the nipple to the lower groove with a straight border as a straight border. I don’t usually use drains. If the operation lasts less than 2 hours and the anesthesiologist allows, the patient can go to the residence in the same evening after general anesthesia. However, in most cases, patients prefer to stay in the hospital for one day and go after the morning visit with the aim of safety.