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Breast Lift – Mastopexy

Breast Lift – Mastopexy

Breast Anorexia (Breast Anesthesia) refers to patients who are unhappy with the shape of their breasts, usually because they feel they are very depressed, but they are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts. Perhaps the problem has always existed, but it is more common in childbearing and in advanced age. In selected cases, breast resurfacing can be safely combined with a Augmentation Mastopexy (Augmentation Mastopexy) surgery. This particular combination, which offers a larger chest and at the same time rebuilds the breast, is mainly applied in cases where the achievement of fullness of the upper pole of the breast is a priority. However, in some patients this should be done in two interventions.

The Intervention In Short

There are many different methods for Breast Anesthesia (Mastopexy) surgery. During your session, Mr. Konstantinos Benetatos will discuss with you what is the most appropriate technique based on breast size, percentage of loose skin and whether a Silicone Insert will be added at the same time. The scars and the final shape of the breasts vary according to the method of intervention applied. However, in simple terms the nipple is kept attached to the chest but is placed in a higher and more prominent position. The excess of skin is removed from the breast and the rest of the mass tissue is repaired giving a raised and firmer breast.

Scars

The scars will depend on the technique of intervention applied (as mentioned above). At first they will be quite pink / red for the first 6 weeks, purple in the next 3 months and then they will weaken and get the white color of the normal skin. The process of full maturation of the scars reaches up to 12-14 months. Generally, the quality of scars in most patients and over time will be extremely good. Some patients arrive at this point relatively quickly, but others take longer. In rare cases, hypertrophic scars or even scarring may occur. The incisions created around the nipple heal quite satisfactorily and are often not obvious. The way other wounds have healed in the past.

Medicines

A complete medical history should be taken before each surgery. As a precautionary measure, doctors without prescription or herbal products / drugs should not be taken before surgery and for 3 days afterwards. Also, strict non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salospir, ibuprofen (Nurofen), diclofenac and any other anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy should always be avoided, always with the treating physician. It would also be very helpful to bring a list of any prescription medicines you receive for your preoperative control.

Smoking

If you are a smoker try to quit smoking at least six weeks before and after a surgery, as this will dramatically reduce the chance of post-operative complications.

Recovery from Breast Anathesis surgery

Duration of surgery

The procedure lasts from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the method of intervention to be applied and the size of the patient’s breast.

Length of stay in the hospital

Staying in the hospital is usually one night, sometimes two nights.

Wound dressing

All the sutures used in the procedure are absorbed by the body and are internally, so they will not need to be removed later. The incision is covered by special bandages and there may be a stretch bandage above them. Please be advised to tell Mr. Constantine Benetato if you are allergic to Surgery before surgery. Bandages will be removed either the next morning or after a few days and patients can shower immediately after they are removed. The nursing team will check the wounds one week after surgery.

Transfers

Placing drains to remove a possible undesirable small collection of blood / fluids is not always necessary during surgery, but if used they will remain within the breast for 24 to 48 hours. For a simple Mastopexy operation, it is not always necessary to use drainage.

The Brassieres

You should bring a soft (non-batik) sports bra with you to the hospital, which will be in line with the new breast size. The bra should be comfortable while providing breast support. You will need to have two brassiere at home that can be worn alternately. The measurement in the new bra does not change with respect to the circumference of the chest, only the cup changes. After eight weeks you will be able to wear a bras with a bracelet, which will have to adjust to the new shape and size of your chest.

Abstinence from Work

People differ in recovery time. Generally, however, patients should be given a recovery interval of at least two weeks. Patients with jobs requiring intense movement may take longer.

Time of Abstinence from Exercise

Patients usually feel able to walk on an exercise pace within five to seven days and swim in ten to four days (if they have fully recovered). However, intense exercise (aerobics, etc) should be avoided for six weeks.

Postoperative Instructions

From the first to the fourth day you have to rest. You should not take care of very young children or do homework without hel.

From the fifth to the fourteenth day you can start exercising longer, like hiking for a longer time, shopping, etc. By the end of this time you will feel little pain. If all the wounds appear healed on the tenth day it is unlikely to cause a problem with increasing your activities. Start your activities if you feel healthy.

From the third week you will be able to fully return to your normal lifetime before surgery and do whatever you want.

Driving

Patients should avoid driving until they are totally relieved of any inconvenience and limitation so they are perfectly able to make a sudden movement, such as direct braking, unobstructed and pain free. This is proposed so that patients can obtain cover from their insurance company in the event of an accident. It may take up to two weeks to fully recover. Of course there are patients who feel able to drive after 4-5 days, always with their own responsibility.

Postoperative Monitoring

Your wound will be checked on the second and seventh day after surgery. If you need any further follow-up, this will be done by Konstantinos Benetatos. Your next appointments will be after one and three months respectively, where postoperative photos will be taken. There will be no extra charge for any monitoring associated with your surgery.

Possible complications from Anorgosis Breast surgery

Breast Anorexia is a routine surgery and is crowning with absolute success for the overwhelming majority of patients. However, as with any surgery, it is very important to understand that there is a possibility of complications. The possible complications that may result from the operation are listed below.

Loss of teat:

It is extremely uncommon (less than 0.5%) and occurs when blood flow to the nipple stops due to poor perfusion of the tissue to which it is attached. If this happens, the nipple will be lost and replaced by a scar. Although it is rare to occur, the risk for each patient increases with smoking, obesity and age. There is also an increased risk if the reduction is for very large breasts. If you belong to any of these categories, Mr. Konstantinos Benetatos will discuss during your session possible alternative surgical techniques to avoid this risk.

Loss of sensation or decreased sensation of the nipple:

This occurs in 5-15% of patients, and can only affect one side. The risk is increased in patients with very large breasts.

Asymmetry:

Most women have normally different breast sizes on each side and one of the goals of Breast Anatomy surgery is to improve this asymmetry. However, it is likely that one breast or one nipple is slightly different from one another on the other side after surgery.

Cuts:

The quality of scars varies among patients.

Splitting a cut:

Patients undergoing Breast Annealing may have problems with wound healing, especially in the area of ​​the follicle, but it is very rare compared to the standard Breast Reduction surgery.

Hematoma:

There is a possibility of creating a small hematoma in the chest, which would result in the patient returning to the surgery to remove it. However, if a hematoma is to occur, it will happen within the first 24 hours after surgery. The hematoma is present in about 1% of patients.

Breastfeeding:

Approximately 50 to 75% of women are still able to breastfeed after Anorgosis Breast-Mastopexy surgery.

Infection:

It is quite unusual, but if it does, antibiotic treatment will need to be given to the patient.

General Risks of Breast Anesthesia:

Chest infections and Thrombosis in the leg or lungs (deep vein thrombosis-pulmonary embolism). Although rare to appear, it is important to avoid smoking, not being excessively overweight and mobilizing as soon as possible after surgery.

For problems associated with Silicone inserts e.g. make a capsule, cure the breast, re-drop etc. Please look at the Breast augmentation section. If you feel any symptom that may be of concern to you please do not hesitate to contact us .

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