Breast Lift

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Women who are generally satisfied with their breast size but unhappy with the breasts lack of firmness, or the fact that the nipples point to the floor. This is due to a loss of the skins' elasticity, caused by weight loss, pregnancy, breast-feeding or just the passage of time.

Incisions and technique:

Breast lift or mastopexy incisions vary according to three different techniques; the "inverted tee" is an incision around the nipple, one in the fold below the breast, and a third vertical incision joining them. The second is the "vertical" technique with two incisions, one around the nipple and one vertical. The third is called "periareolar" and uses only one incision around the nipple. The choice of appropriate technique varies according to the type of breast and the desired shape. More incisions usually mean that a better shape can be achieved and this should be discussed during the consultation.


To lift and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the nipples. Mastopexy will restore a younger appearance. There are cases where the breasts develop in different, sometimes quite different sizes and in these cases an implant, often only on one side, is inserted in conjunction with a breast lift to increase the size and help restore the breast to its own. normal position.


Local with sedation, or general anesthesia as required for each case

Operating Time

Recovery Period

1 to 3 hours


Other Treatments

Temporary pain is treated with pain killers. Swelling, tenderness, numbness of the abdominal skin, bruising and tiredness, some or all of these may last up to several weeks. Small drains, removed after a few days, are used to help prevent fluid accumulation in the abdominal wall. The dressings are applied and will be changed every two days for the first two weeks. The modeling bra should be worn for 20 to 30 days. Stitches will be removed in stages or simply absorbed by the body.


During the consultation, the desired shape and size of the breast will be decided with the surgeon. The nipples and areolas will be practically repositioned and the necessary incisions will be informed. There is no age limit to perform a breast lift once the adolescent's development has stopped. Usually four years after the first menstruation.


Usually scheduled as an outpatient procedure but can include an overnight stay depending on the patient.


There will be temporary soreness and sensitivity, swelling, a change in nipple sensation and possibly bruising for two to three weeks.

Dr. Luiz Toledo

Duration of the Results

Pregnancy and breast-feeding may affect and change the size and shape of the breast. Some women will undergo breast lift surgery before having children, having decided that they will enjoy their adult lives with the new breasts and address any changes later. Gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes will cause the breast to change shape. Breast lift surgery will not interfere with the ability to breast-feed if the milk ducts are left intact.


Can include a collection of liquid (seroma) in the operated area that will have to be drained. Blood clots. Infection. Bleeding under the skin flap. Delayed healing or poor healing resulting in visible scarring or skin loss and the possibility of wide scars (keloids) in patients with a tendency. Unevenly positioned nipples. Temporary or permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast. The need for a second procedure.