BREAST LIFT SURGERY (MASTOPEXY)
The ligaments, which hold the breast up, loosen naturally as the years go by. In addition, factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, excessive weight loss, and gravity also cause the breasts to sag. Thus, the nipple moves downward and the upper pole loses fullness.
The breast lift surgery involves lifting the nipple to where it should be to reshaping the sagging breast. The surgery, which takes around 2 to 3 hours, is performed under general anaesthesia. The size of the incisions made on the breast may change according to the extent of sagging. If the sagging is mild, an incision only around the nipple will be enough while a 5-cm incision downwards from the nipple will be required with more severely sagging breasts. In the beginning, scars may be noticeable, pink and swollen, but they will disappear over time.
Usually no pain is experienced after the surgery. The drains are removed within 1-2 days. The sutures do not need removing thanks to the absorbable suture material used. Wearing a compression bra-corset and avoiding strenuous exercises are recommended for 6 weeks. As long as the patient does not go through a considerable weight change, pregnancy and breastfeeding, the results of the surgery will be long-lasting. However, otherwise, the breast may sag to some extent again.