It is a procedure to correct sagging breasts, which consists of reshaping and restoring them to a more youthful shape and position. It is performed in the operating room, where excess skin is removed and the breast tissue is repositioned to create firmer and more youthful breasts. It can be done with or without breast implants. The difference is that without breast implants the fullness of the upper pole is not achieved in comparison to when the procedure is performed with breast implants.
Two hours and a half approximately.
It is an outpatient procedure in most cases (discharge the same day of surgery).
Most patients can return to their daily activities in 7-10 days, stitches are not removed since we use absorbable sutures. Patients must wear a special bra postoperatively for 4 weeks.
Surgery results are variable considering the aging process in each patient. They may last up to 15 years, though.
Pain is mild in most patients. However, this depends on each patient’s pain tolerance. Analgesics are prescribed to reduce pain.
When breast implants are used, there is a risk of a capsular contracture that manifests itself with pain and deformity of the breast. This can be corrected by changing the implants. Other complications are bleeding, infection and asymmetries.
It is variable, patients with mammary ptosis (sagging breast) are candidates.
It can be combined with face or body procedures.
Dr. Alvis Jimenez performs Mastopexy in the Mexico City clinics at Hospital Ángeles Lindavista and in Tijuana at NewCity Medical Plaza.