Breast Lift – Mastopexy – Breast UpLift

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure aimed at raising and improving the shape of the female breast, whether it has a pendulum shape or it has fallen, its lost firmness or elasticity in the skin, the nipples and areolas are facing down or the areola is extremely big.

This type of procedure is appropriate for those women who wish to improve the shape and position of the breast. In those cases where you are looking to increase the size of your breasts, you will also need to get implants.

Am I a good candidate?

Those women who have a normal and stable weight, who have completed their development stage and are not planning to get pregnant are good candidates for this surgery. This kind of surgery is appropriate for young women who have an asymmetry in their breasts. It is a mandatory requirement to have a good health, and no conditions that could delay or affect the healing process or the patient’s life.

Patients should be non-smokers and keep a positive attitude with clear goals to improve their image.

Do I have other options?

In those cases where the patient is also looking to increase the size of their breasts in addition to the lift, it is possible to use different techniques and reduce the amount of incisions. The possibility of doing this will depend on how much the breasts have lost its shape when Dr. Robles evaluates the situation.

What does the surgery consist of?

The breast lift is a varying procedure, which result is achieved with different incision patterns and surgical techniques. Which technique is used will depend of the shape and size of the breasts, the size and position of the areola and the quality and elasticity of the skin. The incisions may include a circle around the areola, a line from the areola until the lower part of the breast and a line on the lower fold of the breast.

Not every woman will need these incisions; in some cases a combination of them is needed. Both the combination and the extent of the incisions will depend on the amount and the quality of the skin to be removed.

Once the excess skin is removed, the breast tissue is modeled through lifting. The skin will be tightened as the incisions are closed. Some of the incision lines will be hidden by the natural shape of the breast though others will be visible on the skin. Although these scars are permanent, with time there will be a significant improvement, to the point of being almost invisible.

How is the recovery from the surgery?

Once the surgery is completed, the incisions will be covered with bandages and you will need to wear a compression bra in order to reduce the swelling and give support while the healing takes place.

Initial healing includes swelling and discomfort in the incision areas. This state is completely normal and can be controlled with medication prescribed by Dr. Robles. During the first two weeks you must wear the compression bra, cleaning and caring the wounds correctly, taking the medication and assist to the checkups ordered by Dr. Robles. Fulfilling these steps is vital to achieve a quick and satisfactory recovery.
The wounds will take between 5 to 10 days to heal, when the stitches will be removed. At this time, you will be able to return to your job as long as you don’t strain yourself.

As the swelling disappears, so will the scars and the incision lines will improve.

What are the risks?

Possible risks of the surgery are hematomas, infection or poor or anomalous healing in the incision area, or the nipples. The numbness feeling is usually temporary. At the same time, all the risks related to the use of anesthesia are present.

How long will the results last?

The final results of the breast lift will be seen in a few months as your body gets used to the shape and position of the breast. Although the incision lines are permanent, these will easily be hidden since Dr. Robles will perform the incisions in the natural folds of the skin.

Even though the results are permanent, time will affect the new shape of your breast.

What do I need to get the surgery done?

After all the details have been confirmed with Dr. Robles, you will be given some documents related to the procedure. There, you will find the informed consent for the surgery, which is a written statement that you’ve been fully informed of the surgery you are about to be practiced, as well as the risks involved. You will also be given a sworn statement of your medical history. Both must be read and filled when they are given to you, however you’ll sign them the day of the surgery on Clínica Robles.

In order to assure your safety and to be certain that the surgery will go without any complications, Dr. Robles will perform some routine pre-surgical tests, including blood tests, ECG, surgical risk tests, and whenever necessary an ultrasound scan.

It is of the utmost importance that you have all of the medication and other elements that Dr. Robles had asked you in previous consults. A fast recovery will depend on that. Medication varies according to the type of treatment or your medical history. This is why that information must be the trustworthy.