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Breast Rectification (lift)

The symbol of femininity, the breasts often "fall" due to changes in body weight, the weight of the breast itself, breastfeeding, pregnancy and age. The skin loses its elasticity and does not retain the breast quite high. Breast rectification (or mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that restores the elasticity of breasts without affecting the volume.

  • How is breast rectification done?

    The plastic surgeon:
    • Carries the nipple higher.
    • Removes excess skin, so that the chest can “climb” to a higher position, assisted by the tension of the skin.
    • Performs a redistribution of the mammary gland, so that he can stand firmer with support from skin which is removed as excess due to loosening.
    • The sections are selected according to the extent of the problem.
      • When there is very small degree of loosening, the incision is made only peripapillary.
      • When there is a greater degree, the incision is made peripapillary and perpendicularly from the nipple to the base of the breast.
      • When there is a large problem, an incision is made as an anchor.

  • What should I do before surgery?

    Before surgery, it is important to discuss with the surgeon your complete medical history. You should do a mammography, or an ultrasound for younger patients, to allow the doctor to examine the composition of your breast before surgery. Stopping or reducing smoking and stopping possible use of alcohol and drug treatment with anticoagulants is necessary, as before all surgical procedures.


  • How is the procedure done and how do things develop after surgery?

    • The operation is performed under general anesthesia usually.
    • The duration is about two hours and you stay in the clinic for a day only.
    • If the breast is small in size and fallen, silicone implants can be used to increase the volume.
    • If it is large and fallen, only rectification is done.
    • If the operation is done correctly by an experienced plastic surgeon it is almost painless.
    • The postoperative pain (if any) can be treated with standard painkillers.
    • The incisions which are made around and below the breasts fade with time.
    After surgery, the surgeon will ask you to wear for about a month a bra with strong support.
    • The first week- like after most surgeries- you cannot do intense movements.
    • After two weeks, you can even workout.
    • 3 days after surgery you can return to work.

  • How long do the results of the surgery last?

    The duration of the effect is for many years, but it always depends on weight changes, possible pregnancies and the elasticity of your skin.

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