Generally, the action of gravity in combination with other factors such as breastfeeding, sagging skin and weight variations are responsible for the appearance unsightly sagging breasts. Usually the breasts have excess skin and sagging. The role of plastic surgeon is to indicate a technique that produces the best results in terms of form and consistency associated with small scars in terms of length and good positioning. The use of breast implants is a technique usually indicated to patients who want to maintain breast volume, as we replace the sagging tissue with silicone implant, resulting in a better consistency and smaller breast scars.
Women that find that their breasts are drooping or sagging, have difficulty putting blouses with no bra and wish to improve the body silhouette.
From 90 to 150 minutes.
Outpatient 4-12 hours after the surgery.
Back to work, if not an exhausting physical activity, is possible within a few days. The scar takes several months to become unoticeable, in some cases can take a year or more. The dressings should be changed in the first two weeks after the operation. Shower is allowed 24 hours after surgery and the stitches are removed after the seventh day. A special bra should be worn for one month, driving is allowed after two weeks and exercise only after two to three weeks.
To Improve the consistency of the breast. Position the areolas and nipples. Improve body balance.
Epidural with sedation.
Our goal is to make the smallest possible scars, but the size of the scars is directly proportional to the amount of skin and breast tissue that needs to be removed, so we need to leave a circular scar around the areola and also a vertical scar of four or six inches. If the amount of excess skin is very large we still have to add a horizontal scar which can range from 4 to 15 cm.
There will be some pain and discomfort (controllable with painkillers), increased of tenderness, swelling, change in nipple sensation and possibly bruising for two to three weeks.