Highlight your figure and elegance with a mastopexy procedure, which lifts saggy breasts. Since every woman has a different body type as well as different expectations for her body, at Geoplasty Plastic Surgery we will help you decide what suits you best.
What a breast lift is
A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure for lifting saggy breasts. A range of factors may lead to saggy breasts, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, ageing, weight loss, gravitational pull, heredity and changes in your general physical condition.
A breast lift improves the contour of the upper body and the shape of the breast. The difference between breast lift and breast reduction is that in breast lift only excess skin is removed, while the remaining mammary gland is reshaped.
The objective is not to reduce the breast in size, but to reposition the existing breast to its proper position. For this reason, in very saggy breasts that need a lift, you may have breast augmentation with silicone implants performed at the same time as the lift (augmentation/mastopexy).
Good candidates for a breast lift are women whose:
- Breasts have suffered laxity.
- Breasts have lost their volume, especially on the upper part (upper pole).
- Nipple-areolar complex sags below the inframammary fold.
- Breasts have a combination of the above.
Women 18 years and over are eligible for breast lift surgery. Typically, patients should wait 8-12 months after breastfeeding.
How a breast lift is performed
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, apart from a few simpler cases, where local and twilight anaesthesia may be used.
Before the procedure, a detailed medical history is obtained, and preoperative check-up and imaging tests of the breast are performed.
The goal of this procedure is to relocate the breast tissue in such a way that it lifts and places the nipples in a new position.
Two incisions are made, one around the nipple, so that it is repositioned in the right place, and a vertical incision to restore firmness (lollipop mastopexy).
With these incisions, the surgeon accesses the underlying tissue, so that the saggy breast tissue may be used as a natural implant (autologous reconstruction) to restore volume in the upper pole of the breast where the problem arises, as well as shape and firm the skin. The areola may also be reduced in size.
If breast augmentation is included in the procedure, Dr Georgopoulos, uses supplementary silicone implants with a special technique to give the appropriate volume to the breasts.
The placement of the implant alone may lift the breast without requiring nipple repositioning, while limiting scarring. In other cases, additional fat transfer to the breast is necessary for a more natural result.
The complexity as well as the duration of surgery differ in each case and depend on the technique or techniques which will eventually be selected.
Once the procedure is completed, the incisions are closed with special sutures to minimise scarring.
What happens after the procedure
A breast lift is painless because of the special protocol Dr Georgopoulos uses and the special technique he implements, which respects tissue preparation.
On the second postoperative day, you may shower, as skin glue is used.
You need to wear a special bra for 1 month.
If you do not use silicone implants, you may return to your daily activities from the very first days. After 1 month, you may try some low-impact exercise.
The incision scars almost fade after 6 months with special ointments.
What the results of a breast lift are
The results of a breast lift are visible immediately after the procedure.
The ultimate goal is to create youthful breasts that are firm, lifted and long-lasting.
Breast lift surgery improves your self-esteem as it highlights your figure and elegance.
What the possible complications of a breast lift are
Any possible complications are fully treatable and reversible.
Some of the possible, though rare, complications are those common to all surgeries and include infection of the injury, haematoma, etc.
Some aesthetic disfigurement may also appear. Pericapsular inflammation, a rare complication, may develop if you use silicone implants.
It is rarer to develop temporal hyposensitivity and partial necrosis of the nipple-areolar complex.
Furthermore, breastfeeding may be affected.
Dr Georgopoulos and the personnel of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery will ensure your recovery will be as smooth as possible.
Why choose us for breast lift
If you want firm and lifted breasts, at Geoplasty Plastic Surgery we offer the most contemporary and reliable techniques for a breast lift. Dr Georgopoulos and the fully trained personnel of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery ensure excellent, long-lasting results, with attention to safety.
Dr Georgopoulos is a specialist in breast surgery and body contouring. Over the last decade, through his commitment not only to cosmetic but also to reconstructive breast surgery, especially at Agios Savvas General Anticancer-Oncology Hospital of Athens, he has gained deep knowledge and experience, and has been recognised as an expert in the area of breast surgery. Moreover, he is a recognised and certified surgeon in the USA (Miami Breast Center) on surgical breast treatments relating to fat grafting and stem cells.
On your first visit, Dr Georgopoulos will discuss with you in depth, every detail of the breast lift and all your available options. He will help you choose a treatment tailored to your needs and the reasons why you want a breast lift.
Book an appointment to find out all about the available options and personalised solutions, fully tailored to your needs: