Over the years, due to reduced elasticity of the skin, loss of oily and glandular tissue, and due to the action of gravity, the breast is lowered. The surgical procedure in which the breast is returned to the original position using an implant, reconstruction or combination is called mastopexy.
The surgeon must be familiar with all health problems, allergic reactions, previous operations, taking medication, sports activities, etc. General health check and basic laboratory analysis are mandatory for all patients. It would be preferable to stop smoking, and taking drugs and preparations that affect blood coagulation.
In the first conversation with a surgeon, attention will be paid to the shape, size, and position of the breast, and to possible inequalities. During preoperative preparation, a photo documentation should be completed, it is completed with photos during and after the surgery, as well as during transplantation.
- Anesthesia: Mastopexy is always done in general endotracheal anesthesia.
- Duration: Depending on the degree of breast ptosis and the selected reconstruction method, the surgical procedure lasts from 90 to 180 minutes.
Feelings of swelling, pain, pressure and eventual difficulty breathing are normal postoperative symptoms that disappear in the next few days. In the next 4 to 6 weeks, a compression bra is worn, which a patient gets at the Clinic, with the goal of keeping breasts in the desired shape. In the next two to three weeks, a patient can return to normal activities, and after six weeks after surgery, the patient can return to training.
Complications may indicate bleeding, hematoma formation, swelling, outbursts, infections, and minor inequalities.