Breast ptosis treatment in the form of a breast lift procedure is recommended when the breasts are sagging because of skin excess and lack of elasticity. In this case, the breasts sit too low and their upper part is often ’empty’ (lacking breast tissue). Breast ptosis, or sagging, can occur in a natural way after pregnancy or weight loss. In certain cases, breast ptosis is associated with breast hypertrophy or hypotrophy.
Breast reshaping, or mastopexy, can lift up the breast so they sit in a normal position in the chest area and reposition the areolas if necessary.
Before the procedure
The clinical examination is necessary to determine which surgical technique is best suited to the patient’s needs and anatomy. There are multiple breast lift techniques performed with different incisions and breast implants can be considered in combination with the lift to restore lost volume. Blood work as well as a consultation with the anesthesiologist are mandatory before a breast lift in Tunisia.
During the procedure
The procedure is performed in a hospital or clinic certified by the ministry of health with the patient under general anesthesia. The operation is approximately 2 hours long. During this time, the surgeon reshape the mammary gland and removes excess skin. The breasts are lifted up by this way and the areaolas are repositioned at the center of the breasts.
After the operation
A supportive bra is to be worn during a month after surgery. Most patients are able to resume work after a week of rest and exercise is allowed after a month of interruption with the approval of the surgeon. The first check-up takes places three days following surgery : the surgeon will examine the incision sites and see if the patient’s recovery can be eased in any way. The breasts will naturally settle in their final position between 3 to 6 months after the procedure.
Frequently combined treatments
Breast defects, imperfections and aging can require multiple surgical techniques to be treated. To offer the expected result, the following techniques may be combined to a breast lift :
- Breast augmentation with implants
- Breast reduction
- Areola / nipple surgery