A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to lift the breasts and enhance their shape.
Indications for mastopexy include breasts that have lost their firmness as a result of childbirth, breast-feeding or intensive weight loss. During surgery, it is possible to change the position and shape of the areolae.
Preparation for surgery
One month before surgery, it is advisable to abstain from smoking, drinking alcohol and taking anticoagulants. Such actions may contribute to an increased risk of complications such as postoperative bleeding, infections, delayed wound healing.
Two weeks before the surgery, it is advisable not to take aspirin and other drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid or its derivatives (e.g. metamizole, ketoprofen, ibuprofen, diclofenac etc.), only paracetamol is allowed. It is also recommended to take vitamin C. Makeup, contact lenses and nail polish must be removed before surgery.
Effects of the surgery
Immediately after the surgery, the breasts are rounder and lifted. However, it is important to understand that the aging process, gravity, body weight changes or pregnancy can change the appearance of your breasts and cause them to sag again. Therefore, it depends on the patient’s lifestyle, activity and diet. The firmness of the breasts can be additionally maintained by special exercises and use of creams.