surgical procedure (part I)
A decision that a couple has to
and Maggie are in their early
50s. Their two kids are in
college and they both are in good
health, but as Maggie writes, "I
am not as
physically attractive as I
used to be despite being in shape and
fit. You know my body is no
longer as tight as it used to
mastopexy right for
Mastopexy is a surgical procedure to
breasts a lift making you look
perkier and firmer. The surgery may require repositioning the areola also.
The surgery usually takes from 1 to 3 hours. The length of time depends on the
degree of sagging and specific condition of each patient.
The surgery is most commonly conducted in a doctor’s clinic. Only in special cases, it takes place in a hospital. The patient is able to go back home a few hours after the surgery. Again, some special cases may require an overnight stay.
body recovers quickly from the
surgery and if the patient has a job
that does not require a lot of
physical effort; she can go back to
work in a week or so. To go back to
a fitness program, the patient may
have to wait for about 5 to 8 weeks.
It is conducted under general
What will be the expected results?
According to Dr. Michael Bruck from the Juva Medical Spa in New York City this surgery may not give to every woman the
body she had in her teen years. However, the surgery will make
her look perkier, fuller, and firmer.
This surgery is a tradeoff between scars and
perkiness. So depending on how pronounced the
sagging is, the patient determines if it is worthwhile to have the surgery and the scars.
This surgery is not the favorite for many doctors, because even if the surgery is successful and the results are superb, the patient’s
chest will not be perfect as in the case of
breast augmentation procedure. Plus there will
be permanent, visible scars. The scars fade with time,
though, and in some women, they become very light and almost invisible after a couple of years. The doctors do their best to reduce the scars.
plastic surgery does not present special risks for future pregnancies.
How large are the scars?
There are a couple of options for the procedure depending on how bad is the sagging and drooping. Most surgeries will leave a “T” shaped scar. One line will go from the areola vertically down, the other line is around the base. There could be one more cut
in some cases. Sometimes
the way the cuts are made, the surgery is
also called “doughnut (or concentric)
mastopexy” because of the shape of the cut.
The scars will be, generally speaking, more pronounced in the beginning and they will tend to fade as time goes by. Usually they take
months; even more than a year in some patients, to fade.
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