Breast lift - Frequently Asked Questions

Breasts Lift (Raising) (Mastopexy)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a subsequent pregnancy hazard the result of the mammopexy?
No surgeon can promise a result stable in time. If the hormonal changes lead to modification of the gland in the previous pregnancies, this development may repeat itself after a new pregnancy. If the volume of the gland after the mammopexy is diminished, then the volume variations undergone by the mammary gland during the next pregnancy will be more reduced. Moreover, a new correction of lifting the breast does not require additional scars, as it is to follow the same trail.

Can I breast-feed after a breast intervention?
Yes. The connections between the nipple and the mammary gland are not interrupted, and the remaining glandular tissue is enough for the lactation. This is only influenced by hormones, after the birth.

How long after giving birth can the surgery be performed?
After 6 months, the glandular involution is ended, thus a breast lift intervention can be conducted.

Is there any breast cancer risk?
No. After a mammoreduction, there is less glandular tissue, but the risk is lower, and the excised glandular tissue is analyzed from the morphopatological point of view. In case of suspicion, the periodic sonographic examination is recommended.

Can the nipple size be reduced?
Yes, the harmonization of the diameter of the areola-nipple complex wit the new size and new breast shape is always what is targeted, so that it will be reduced in size upon the excising of the tegumentary and glandular surplus.

What will the scars be like?
The scars will be anchor-shaped, circular around the areola, then a vertical scar from the lower pole of the areloa, having a length between 5-7 cm depending on the breast size, and a horizontal scar in the new submammary fold.
The cicatrisation process takes time and requires posto-perative care so that the scars may meliorate with ca. 80 % within 18- 24 months.

Is it required to wear a brassier after a breast surgery?
Yes, it is required to wear a bustier in the next months on the purpose of maintaining the relocated gland on the thorax in a stable position, so that a good internal cicatrisation of the tissue take place, as well as subsequently, for the entire life, the gland is to be supported by a brassier so that the scar maturation take place nicely and be not altered by skin pulling under the weight of the gland.