Mastopexy: especially after giving birth the breasts become larger due to breast lifting and after this period size of the breast get smaller again and aesthetically distorted. Reduction in the breast size causes loss in the elasticity of the skin and nipples drop down. In some case this occurs due to abnormal weight loss. This condition could be corrected by mastopexy, using patient’s own tissue. Without extracting any tissue, only the excess part of the drooped skin is removed.
Next day of the surgery dressing is replaced. A special soft bra that covers the breast is worn. This special bra is used for 2 weeks while it reduces the formation of oedema, it also functions as a mold for the breast. Sutures are removed within 10-15 days. The patient can stand on the same day and will able to her daily jobs within 2 -3 days. Pains can last 1 -2 days after the surgery. You may take pain killers. Since the scars will stay pink for the next couple months they won’t be noticed. Color of the scars will gradually fade in about 6 months to one year. Patient can get back to work within one week.
Is breast lifting possible after the surgery?
With the inferior technique used in breast reduction surgeries, some milk channels are preserved. However, there is still a risk of inability of breast-feeding.
With the mammoplasty breast prosthesis is placed under the breast tissue. Therefore prosthesis doesn’t harm the tissue or the milk channels.
How long after the birth can I go under a mastopexy?
At least 6 months should be passed after the completion of breast lifting period. Otherwise there could be post surgery infection in the breasts or the sutures could be ruptured and these may cause more scars on the skin.
Is there much pain?
Mastopexy isn’t different from other surgeries. Pain may last for couple days but this pain could be alleviated with the help of pain killers. You may experience mild burning sensation, stinging pain, or tingling in the breast for 6-12 months. But you won’t experience severe pains.