Breast lift – Mastopexy

If you want to return a youthful shape to your breasts that have sagged with time, you can
consider undergoing a breast lift, or as it is called mastopexy procedure.

Why should I do it?

Breasts are sagging with time as a result of many reasons such as:

  • Weight lost
  • After pregnancy
  • Lost of natural skin elasticity
  • Simply as a natural effect of gravity

Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation surgery you should talk about it with your surgeon. It is important to hear his opinion and if he tells you that you don’t need to undergo surgery you should take some time and think about his arguments.

Who are the perfect candidates for this procedure?

The perfect candidates for this procedure are motivated women, who are well informed and who have realistic aesthetics expectations. This procedure can improve your image but first you should be informed of all possible risks and complications as well as trust the opinion of your surgeon. If ypu are considering a weight lost, you should postpone surgery until you reach the desire weight.

Will I have scars after surgery?

Yes, you will. The size of your scars will vary depending on the used method for breast reduction. After 6-12 months all scars should become hardly noticeable. There are some people who have a
predisposition of making “bad”, unpleasant scars. This is very hard to be predicted before the operation and impossible if the patient hasn’t undergone other operations in the past to compare the old scars. If this happens to you there may be needed extra treatment for the scars.

What about breastfeeding after breast augmentation?

In this operation there are risks about future breast feeding. All details about the risks will be explained to you during your consultation.

Which is the most suitable method for me?

You will receive an answer to this question during your appointment with dr. Lafchis. Since there are many different methods, he will point the most suitable for your case.

How should I prepare for the surgery?

During your appointment you would be given all necessary instructions for your preparation for the operation. All needed exams will be scheduled. The date for your surgery will be scheduled according the menstruation period. It is very important for you to strictly follow the given instructions and to inform your surgeon about all drugs and food supplements that you take. Although the usual recovery time is shorter you are advised to plan 14 days before going back to work.

How long is the operation?

Usually the operation can take up to 1.5 hours, according to the used method. This time should be only for orientation since it can vary according to the severity of the case and the used methods.

Are there risks?

Any surgical procedure hides risks. Those risk may be from general, found in all surgical manipulations to specific for your case and the type of your operation. During your consultation dr. Lafchis will explain you in detail all the risks. You will find a list of them in the inform consent you will be asked to sign before the operation.

How long does the recovery take?

The recovery usually takes 7-10 days and after that you can go back to your everyday life. You will need to wear a special bra for some weeks, and you should avoid activities directly after your surgery.

When is the best time for surgery?

Dr. Lafchis advices to undergo aesthetic surgery during the winter and avoid the hot weather.

Can I combine this operation with other procedures?

Breast lift can be combined with many other procedures. You can discuss this option with Dr. Lafchis as he will explain in detail everything about the opportunity to combine procedures. After the discussion you will be informed about the type of anesthesia and all risks.