Breast Lift or Mastopexy
Breast ptosis is definable by a droopiness of the breast. The breasts are too low on the chest, giving the upper part a flattened look. Breast ptosis is often seen with patients who experience a significant weight loss, while other patients just seem to naturally develop breasts that are droopy. But ptosis is most commonly seen following pregnancies, when the breast loses its volume.
Ptosis can also be associated with breast hypertrophy or a hypoplasia which will also be corrected at the same time. The muscular structure of the chest does not have any influence on droopy breasts, and the only real solution is surgery.
The surgery consists of remodeling the droopy chest without reducing the volume of it. This simple surgical procedure restores the curve and support that time, pregnancies or weight loss had altered. An areola size reduction is also possible.
In return, one must expect some scars in the lower part of the breasts. They will be located around and on the lower part of the nipples and, if necessary, under the breasts. In fact the length and the amount of scars depend on the quantity of skin that must be cut.
It is performed under general anaesthesia except in minor cases of ptosis where a local anaesthesia is sufficient. On average, the procedure takes about an hour and a half.
A support bra adapted to your new chest is put in place at the end of the surgery. The incision is in the shape of an “anchor” or a reversed T, and an incision is made around the areola. However, they could differ depending on the significance of the correction of the ptosis. An incision around the areola alone is sometimes possible. A breast implant can be inserted at the same time if volume is required or desired. A breast reduction can also be performed at the same time if a volume reduction is desired.
The final results for the position and the shape of the breast will be seen in only a few months after the surgery. As in any surgery, the scars will reach their definite look after one year. The pain is minimal since there are no drains, no compression bandages nor stitches to be removed.
Normal activities can quickly be resumed (1 to 2 weeks). The bra must be worn day and night during the month following the surgery. Exercises demanding strength must be avoided for at least 6 weeks following the surgery. Sports can be enjoyed again after one month except for energetic or violent sports (tennis, foot race, climbing etc.) for which a 3-month refrain is required.
The bruises usually disappear at the end of two or three weeks. A temporary numbness of the nipples can sometimes take a few months to vanish.
In your 20s, skin is generally free of the signs of aging. Start a medically supervised treatment plan now to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun and environment.
Proper cleansing, moisturizing, and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily will help ward off early wrinkles and enlarged pores. Mild peels and topical treatments may help control acne. BOTOX® injections can prevent lines and filler agents such as Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Ultra Plus® can be used to fill out smile lines and augment lips.
For unfavorable size and shape of body features, surgery may be in order. Rhinoplasty, otoplasty and other aesthetic procedures can often be performed.
Decreased firmness and skin elasticity are a natural part of aging. Introducing anti-oxidants into your skincare routine can help prevent sun damage that leads to lines and age spots. Also, alpha hydroxy acids in conjunction with retinoids and topical antioxidants can restore a youthful appearance to the skin.
Non-invasive laser procedures may improve fine lines, brown spots, and broken blood vessels. BOTOX® injections can diminish laugh lines and create a smoother forehead. Fillers like Juvéderm® can be used to fill smile lines and augment lips.
For those in their 40s, damage caused by sun exposure becomes apparent. More aggressive skincare can help combat the visible signs
of aging. A combination of topical solutions like tretinoin (Retin-A), AHAs, and BHAs, along with microdermabrasion brings the
There are many procedures available to smooth and tighten skin. Photofacials, chemical peels, and topical treatments are effective in decreasing the signs of aging as well as minimizing pore size. Fillers like Juvéderm® can help restore volume in the mid-face and fill smile lines. For upper face and forehead lines, BOTOX® injections may be in order.
For those who choose the surgical route, face, brow, eye and neck lifts are very popular procedures.
By age fifty, regular skin examinations by a certified aesthetician or plastic surgeon are essential.
Maintaining natural moisture is more difficult. Peels and light therapy in combination with ultra-hydrating home care can help maintain the balance.
In all likelihood, more extensive facial rejuvenation procedures will be necessary at this stage. Depending on your appearance goals, comprehensive surgery can reverse signs of aging in the face, brow, mid-face, and neck areas.