Indications for the breast lift:
• Loss of elasticity, ptosis, loss of shape, and decreased volume of adipose tissue
• Nipple and areola (the pigmented area around the nipple) displacement
• Unaesthetic appearance of areolas
• Congenitally low placed nipples or downward facing nipples
• Asymmetrical breasts, areolas, and/or nipples
• Naturally flattened and elongated shape
• Tubular breasts
After giving birth and breastfeeding, the lift procedure will restore your breasts to the original appearance and leave you out of any discrepancy between the breast size and the area of the surrounding skin.
Types of mastopexy
Our surgeon chooses the breast lift technique based on the shape, size, and type of ptosis of your mammary glands. The shape and location of your scars will depend on the technique. But don’t you worry. After 6–12 months, they’ll be barely noticeable and almost imperceptible when touched.
Modern plastic surgery encompasses the following types of mastopexy:
1. Periareolar breast lift. This technique is used for minor grade I ptosis. There will be the scar along the areolar contour.
2. Vertical mastopexy. It enables us to correct grade II ptosis, while lifting the breasts, reducing the blurred areolas, and, if desired, changing the breast shape. In case of vertical mastopexy, the scar along the areolar contour comes with the vertical incision moving vertically downwards towards the breast fold.
3. Inverted ‘T’ mastopexy. The incision resembling an anchor or an inverted ‘T’ is made to fix serious deficiencies when extremely severe ptosis in large mammary glands must be corrected. It’s used for grade III–IV ptosis.
The breast lift procedure takes 1.5–4 hours, while the patient can be discharged the next day.
Contraindications for mastopexy
The breast lift isn’t available to everyone. Women are prohibited from undergoing such procedure if they have one or more contraindications:
• Multiple allergy to local anaesthetics and anaesthesia
• Severe fibrocystic mastopathy
• Oncological diseases
• Severe diabetes mellitus
• Severe cardiovascular diseases
• Infectious skin conditions, such as shingles
• Clotting disorder
Women under the age of 18 or lactating and pregnant women can’t undergo mastopexy.
Breast lift at Grace Clinic
At first, you’ll have consultations where, thanks to a computer program, you can find out what your breasts will look like after mastopexy, get comprehensive information about the necessary preoperative assessment, tests, and examinations as well as how to go through the postoperative and recovery periods.
Our highly professional plastic surgeons make sure your mastopexy at Grace Clinic will be reliably successful. In addition to the vast successful experience in breast plastic surgery, our experts regularly have an advanced training and exchange experiences with colleagues at the best foreign clinics. Besides, we’d like to stress that we’ve equipped our surgery and recovery rooms with the state-of-the-art equipment and use only the best imported, tested, and certified suture materials and implants.