Mastopexy, or a breast lift, is a surgical procedure that lifts the breasts to correct sagging that can be caused by such factors as pregnancy, aging, weight changes or your natural body state. Sagging is very common among women whose breasts have changed size, and this is the usual procedure to help with this.
Mastopexy can help women to have greater satisfaction with there breasts, and it can be part of an overall effort to improve the contour of the breasts and upper body. In some cases, women may want to increase their breast size while undergoing a mastopexy procedure, and in this case implants may be used.
Dr. Georgopoulos is acknowledged as an expert in the field of body contouring and in breast enhancements procedures in particular. He is at the forefront of stem cell techniques in which fat from the patientʼs body can be introduced to give the breast the desired shape. This technique is very popular as fat from the body is accepted naturally by the patient. When the stem cells are activated, it encourages the new tissue to be accepted and it reduces the need for further treatments.
He is aware that all women have different situations as well as different expectations, and he will give you an individual consultation to help you decide what will work best for you.
The specific technique used to lift the breasts will of course depend heavily on the individual and what is required for the specific situation. Depending on the extent of the work to be carried out, the procedure can last from one up to three hours. It is usually performed under general anesthetic.
During this procedure, incisions in a number of areas are possible to allow the doctor access to the underlying tissue so it can be shaped and the skin can be tightened. An incision around the nipple is often used, and the nipple itself can be repositioned at this time. The areola around the nipple can also be reduced in size during the procedure. If the procedure also includes increasing the breast size, Dr. Georgopoulos will use either silicone implants or fat transplanted from the patient to achieve this. This will add to the complexity and length of time for the procedure.
When the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed using discrete stitching to minimize scarring. The natural folds of the breast are also used where possible to disguise any scarring.
After the Mastopexy
After the breast lift, you should notice immediately an improvement in the breastʼs shape and contour. This will become more apparent in the days after surgery as the swelling and bruising that comes with a surgical procedure decreases.
You may experience some pain after the procedure, and Dr. Georgopoulos will prescribe medication to alleviate this.
You may have to have small drains at the site of the incisions to help removal of excess fluid, and a compression garment or surgical bra may be recommended to reduce swelling and help with the healing process.
Staff will advise you on whether you can go home after the procedure or if you will need to spend an overnight stay. A complete aftercare program will be provided for you and your individual circumstances.
Normal activities will be difficult for several days, and you will be advised to avoid strenuous activity and stay in contact with the Geoplasty Center.
As with all surgical procedures, there is a small chance of some side effects such as infection. The staff will advise you on how best to avoid this. You should also expect some lack of feeling around the surgery areas, although this should improve with time.
You should stay in contact with us in the weeks after your procedure to ensure your recovery is as smooth as possible.
Mastopexy at the Geoplasty Center
Dr. Georgopoulos is a leader in the field of breast surgery and enhancement, and he has studied, presented and worked extensively in this area over the past decade. He is particularly acknowledged as being at the forefront of surgical breast treatments that involve fat transfer and stem cell activation.
The Geoplasty Center is equipped with highly qualified staff and cutting-edge equipment. If you are considering mastopexy, make an appointment to have a consultation with Dr. Georgopoulos today.