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Breast tissue can loosen and sag down because of various causes like pregnancy, lactation, aging, gravity, weight reduction. Mastopexy can lift breasts to more natural position, reshape the breasts and give more youthful appearance.

Good Candidate for Mastopexy-
• Healthy individual
• Normal breast tissue without any pathology
• Nonsmoker
• Has sagging breast/loose skin/ nipple areola complex pointing downwards
• When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease

Anaesthesia- General anaesthesia is preferred.

Depending upon the amount of sagging, loose skin, patient’s preference etc Three types of incisions/scars are selected.
1. Inverted T shaped scar- for severe breast ptosis
2. Vertical scar- for moderate ptosis
3. Circumferential / Doughnut- mild ptosis


Nipple areola is shifted to higher and aesthetically pleasing location; breast tissue is tightened and shaped

Recovery and results-
It’s a day care surgery and patients can go home same day. Occasionally patient may have to stay admitted for one day. Stitches are dissolvable. Patients can resume work in few days. Some swelling, Bruising and pain is normal and resolves in few days. Patients are advised to wear pressure garment for 2-3 months. Final results are seen after 3-6 months.
Complications can occur but rare-
• Anaesthesia risks
• Bleeding or hematoma formation
• Infection
• Poor healing of incisions
• Changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
• Breast contour and shape irregularities
• Breast asymmetry
• Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
• Fluid accumulation
• Potential partial or total loss of nipple and areola
• Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
• Possibility of revision surgery

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all of your questions directly with our plastic surgeon.

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