A Breast Mastopexy is also known as a breast lift. Factors such as age or nursing can cause the breasts to lose their shape and firmness. Over time, this may cause the breasts to sag. Mastopexy can be an effective treatment to make the breasts firmer and more shapely. A Mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical procedure performed to raise and reshape the breasts.
Candidates must be in good health, have no active diseases or serious, pre-existing medical conditions, and must have realistic expectations of the outcome of the surgery. Typically, patients who benefit most from mastopexy have stretched skin and reduced breast volume caused by aging. You should not have a mastopexy if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight. Women who are currently pregnant or nursing should not have a mastopexy.
NOTE: You may not be a candidate for surgery if you smoke, have recently quit smoking, or if you are exposed to second-hand smoke. Primary and secondary smoking decreases blood flow to the body’s tissues. This can result in prolonged wound healing, skin loss, infection, increased scarring, and a number of other complications depending on the kind of procedure performed.
There are many variations in technique, depending on the degree of sagging and other physical features of the breast. The number and length of the scars will vary with the technique. The most frequently used procedure involves three incisions – first around the areola, then from the nipple to the breast crease, and a third along the breast crease. In some cases the scar may be limited to the circular incision around the areola. The incisions outline the area from which skin will be removed and define the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the new position and the skin surrounding the areola is brought together to reshape the breast.
A breast lift may be done in conjunction with breast augmentation. This helps lift the breast by increasing the volume of the contents of the breast.
Communication is vital in establishing realistic goals & reaching your goals. You will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and the results you’d like to achieve. Together, we will work with you to reach an understanding about what you can expect from this procedure and what long-term benefits you will experience. Every patient is different, and Dr. Roesner will choose the surgical technique and treatment plan that is right for you.
You will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. A pre-operative information packet will be provided that explains everything you should do and know before your surgery date. Your surgeon will instruct you on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and which vitamins and medications should be taken or avoided. You should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, whether your surgery is done on an outpatient or inpatient basis. You may also want to make arrangements for someone to help you out for a day or two after you leave the hospital.
Dr. Roesner has surgical privileges at North Suburban Medical Center, Rose Medical Center as well as St. Anthony Hospital. The majority of these procedures are completed on an out-patient basis; however, in cases where additional procedures are performed – you may expect an overnight stay
You’ll remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. In most cases, general anesthetic is used so that you will sleep throughout the procedure; although local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is also an option for some patients.
It is very important that you follow your surgeon’s instructions. This will promote healing and improve progress towards your new physical appearance. Also, it is important that you attend all scheduled follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can assess your long-term results and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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