Factors such as aging, effects of gravity, childbirth and weight loss can lead to a loss of tone and volume of a woman’s breasts causing it to sag and droop. Besides visibly unattractive, sagging and drooping breasts also post health risks such as shoulder and back pain. Breast lift or Mastopexy is the procedure that corrects droopy, sagging breasts resulting in an uplifted and aesthetically pleasing breast shape and improved upper body.
Dr. Alonzo applies the traditional technique, which involves an incision along the crease underneath the breast, incisions around the areola and a vertical incision between the areola and the base of the breast. In this approach, the excess skin is removed, the breasts are elevated on the chest wall, and the nipples and areola are reposition, allowing maximum change to the patient’s breasts. Breast lift is performed in the operating room of the hospital with 1 day 1 night stay under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes one to three hours or more to complete. After the breast reduction surgery, you will have bandages, which will be removed after a week. Stitches will be removed 7 to 10 days. You will experience tenderness, swelling and some minor pain and discomfort for a few days. These can be relieved by prescribed medicines.
Tenderness, swelling and some minor discomfort and pain will be experienced, but these can be relieved by medications prescribed by Dr. Alonzo. It only involves small incision so recovery time is quick. In fact, you can go back to work the next day following your surgery, or after a day of rest, but avoid strenuous activities for a week or two. Final result is permanent and can be seen after two weeks.
Risks associated with nipple and/or areola reduction are minimal. It may include change or loss of sensation, infection, irregular shape (for areola), and scarring. To achieve optimal results, Nipple and/or Areola reduction can be done alone or in conjunction with breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction.