Mastopexia, or breast lift surgery, is intended to correct breast ptosis or asymmetry. Thanks to this procedure, patients can enjoy more harmonious breasts.
The breast lift procedure
Mastopexia requires reducing the overly large breast skin envelope in order for natural breast tissue to be compacted and repositioned higher on the chest if necessary. In case of more severe ptosis, a larger amount of excess skin can be removed during the procedure to achieve a beautiful breast shape, which usually translates to more extended scars. For women presenting with insufficient breast volume and severe breast ptosis, combining breast lift with breast implants is often recommended in order to restore or increase breast volume as well as breast projection.Mastopexia is a 2 to 3 hours surgery that can be performed as an outpatient surgery, which means patients can go back home the day of surgery, although most patients stay under medical observation during a night or two.
Recovering from a breast lift
During the first month following surgery, patients have to wear a supportive bra in order to support the breasts during the healing process.During the recovery, patients are advised against strenuous efforts. Most patients can go back to work after resting for a week.
« Are scars visible after the procedure ? »
Thanks to more advanced breast lift techniques, scars become very thin and almost invisible after a year on average. Breast lift scars are red during the initial recovery. They gradually fade and even out over time. In order to speed up the healing process, massaging the scar with a moisturizing cream can be beneficial starting from two weeks after surgery.