Top Breast Lift Procedure Medellin
Breast Lift Options Medellin
Breast lift (Mastopexy or Breast Pexy)
It is the surgery that allows to reaffirm, reposition and improve the shape of the breasts, either with the same breast tissue or with the use of implants (silicone prosthesis). Improves the shape of the fallen breasts. Over the years, after pregnancy, breastfeeding and the force of gravity cause the breast to fall.
In addition, as the skin loses its elasticity, the breast loses its shape and falls, a phenomenon known as breast ptosis. When the breast, in addition to falling has lost or has little volume, you can also place a silicone prosthesis.
Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola when it is very large. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will evaluate the size and shape of the breasts, the firmness of the skin.
In all cases, a breast ultrasound or mammography will be requested as a pre-operative examination, according to their age. The different surgical techniques will be explained, the size and shape of your breasts and the options or combination of procedures that are best for you will be discussed.
You must express your expectations in a sincere and frank manner, so that the plastic surgeon is also frank and shows you the available alternatives for your problem, with the risks and limitations of each of them. Do not forget to tell if you are a smoker or take any medication, vitamin or natural medication, the number of previous pregnancies and if you plan to become pregnant again or breastfeed. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have, especially those related to your expectations about the results.
The surgery is performed in an operating room, within a clinic or hospital that has all the resources, such as hospitalization and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, the patient remaining asleep during the operation.
The mastopexy lasts between 3 and 4 hours. The incisions include an area of the breast consisting of the part of the skin that is going to be removed and that will place the nipple and areola in its new higher position. The sutures are placed around the areola, in a vertical line down from the areola and along the groove below the breast. In certain cases, when the breasts are small and slightly short, the incision is placed only around the areola and can be supplemented by increasing the volume with a prosthesis under the breast tissue or the pectoral muscle.
After the surgery a healing and a postoperative bra is placed. The points are removed between 7 and 15 days; the swelling usually subsides after the third week.You must limit strong physical activities for two months, until you recover from the operation.After a breast pexy it will take 12 months or so until your breasts acquire the final appearance; even so, the breasts will change before normal hormonal stimuli, pregnancy or weight changes. It may take some time until you get used to your new body image.