What is Mastopexy or Breast Lift?

The fall or breast ptosis is a consequence of important circumstances such as aging, pregnancy, or the loss of weight

Due this fall, the nipple and areola and glandular tissue are affected, the skin stretches and most of the gland sits at the bottom of the breast. In addition, as the skin loses its elasticity, the breast is going deforming and falling. Therefore, for your improvement, you will require Plastic Surgerya of quality.

Who is the ideal candidate to undergo a breast operation or Mastopexy?

The ideal candidates to undergo a Breast Operation operation are healthy people, who understand the results that can be obtained after the plastic surgery. Many women want to breast lift after a pregnancy or breastfeeding because has left them an empty and fallen breast. Although there is no risk that Mastopexy will alter future pregnancies, you should know that breasts may return to fall after a new pregnancy.


During the first consultation, Dr. Guilarte will evaluate the size and the shape of the breasts, the firmness of the skin and your good state of health.

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We will explain to you the different surgical techniques; we will discuss the size and shape that will have your breasts and theoptions or a combination of procedures that are best for you.

Do not forget to tell if you are smoker or if you take any medication or vitamin, the number of previous pregnancies and if you are thinking about getting pregnant again or give breastfeed. Do not hesitate to ask any question that may arise, especially those related to expectations about the results. Most of the complications associated with breast lift are related with tobacco use. If you smoke, you should stop this habit at least one month prior to the surgery.

General anesthesia
Duration of the procedure:
2-3 hours
24 hours
Easily controlled with medication.
You must wait:
Bruise until the 3rd week; swelling until the 6th; temporary numbness.
Final result:
At the 6th month, although the scars will improve until the 12 – 18 months.
Duration of result:
Years although it is variable depending on the quality of your skin.


You will receive instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including rules on food and liquids, tobacco or outlet socket or suppression of medicines, vitamins and iron supplements, preoperative issues… Be sure, also, that a relative or companion can take you home when you discharge after your breast augmentation surgery.


Mastopexy is a surgical procedure to raise and improve the form of falling breasts. The objective will be placed the areola and the nipple in its correct location, thereby also a form and volume breast aesthetically correct. When breast has also lost volume, may be required the introduction of a prosthesis. In addition, breast lift may also reduce the size of the areola when it is very large.

The breast operationThe breast operation is performed in the operating room, in a clinic or hospital. The hospitalizationis necessary; we give you the discharge the same day of the intervention or the next day. The breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia, remaining the patient asleep during the breast operation.

Some specific cases of breast lift can be performed under local anesthesia plus sedation. Mastopexy has a duration of 1.5-3 hours.

The stitches are placed around the areola, in a vertical line down from the areola and, occasionally, along the furrow underneath the breast. In certain cases, when the breast is small and little fall is the incision is placed only around the areola. It may be necessary to place prosthesis under the breast tissue or the pectoral muscle in breasts with low-volume. After surgery you should use a special bra.

Need of breast implant (Mastopexy with prosthesis)

Sometimes it is necessary to use of a mammary prosthesis. This tends to be necessary when the breast volume is very small, or when there is a great excess of skin.


It is normal to find yourself tired a few days after the breast reduction, but you can do almost normal life at 24-48 hours. Most of the pains are well controlled with medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon, but the breasts can hurt a couple of weeks; during the first. The bandage or dressing will be removed in a few days, being replaced by a special bra, to be kept in the manner prescribed by your surgeon.

After The Breast Lift, may be normal to have decreased nipples sensation that you will recover gradually. The stitches are removed between 7 and 14 days; edema does not yield up to 3 or 6 weeks. After a breast lift you can return to work in 2 or 3 weeks, although in a few days you can make near-normal life. You will avoid lifting objects over your head for 2-3 weeks.

Your breasts will be more sensitive than normal during 2-3 weeks, so it can be convenient to avoid excessive physical contact until 3 or 4 weeks. At the beginning the scars will be rosy, aspect that will continuously improve since 6 weeks. Therefore, the care of your scars will be essential. Mammographic controls appropriate for each woman according to its age can continue making.


The Breast lift surgery is a safe technique, provided that it is carried out by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, as in any operation always there may be complications and risks. The breast reduction leaves scars that are permanent and visible, though you can conceal the scars under the bra or bikini.

Healing problems are more common in smokers. Some patients may experience a decrease in partial and sometimes total sensitivity of the nipple. It is important to remember that after a breast lift scars are permanent, although we will make an effort to hide the scars. Over time, the scar will be practically imperceptible.

Over the time, the scars will be noticing less. Even so, your breasts will change to normal hormonal stimuli, pregnancy or weight changes. If prosthesis is placed the effect will be more long-lasting.

If your expectations are realistic, you will be very satisfied with the result of Breast Lift breast lift. Depending on the technique employed breastfeeding can be altered, although this is more frequent in the case of large breast reductions.