Lifting (mastopexy)

Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, aims to reshape the breast by repositioning the areola, the mammary gland and/or removing excess skin.

Indications

  • Sagging breasts
  • Slack skin
  • Areola too low

Before the operation

If it is necessary to place implants, the size is established according to the patient’s wishes and morphology.
We strongly recommend that patients stop smoking at least 30 days before the operation.  If patients are taking aspirin or anti-inflammatories, they must stop taking this treatment at least 10 days before surgery.

During the operation

Duration: 2 – 3 hours

  • Depending on the extent of the sagging, several incisions will be made.
  • No thread is used for the suture and the scar is vertical.
  • At the end of the operation, a shaped bandage will be applied.

Post-operative pain is relatively mild after mastopexy, unless implants are placed in case of breast augmentation, and there will be some discomfort when changing position. Some temporary swelling (oedema) will occur.

A post-operative bra must be worn for 3 months, and day and night for the first month.

Results

To fully appreciate the results of the surgery, it is necessary to wait 12 months for well-shaped and symmetrical breasts.

Reduction

The purpose of breast reduction is to reduce the size of the breasts, correct sagging and irregularities based on the patient's morphology.

Indications

  • Breasts are too large in relation to the patient’s morphology
  • Sagging and/or asymmetrical breasts
  • Pains in the neck, shoulders and back
  • Discomfort during certain activities (sport, maceration of the inframammary fold)

Before the operation

The final size is established according to the patient’s wishes and morphology.
Patients must have a mammogram and/or an ultrasound.
We strongly recommend that patients stop smoking at least 30 days before the operation.  If patients are taking aspirin or anti-inflammatories, they must stop taking this treatment at least 10 days before surgery.

During the operation

Duration: 1.5 – 2.5 hours

  • Incisions are made to remove excess skin and tissue
  • Reconstruction to ensure breasts are well supported
  • The scar is often vertical and sometimes an inverted T
  • A bandage is applied in the form of a bra

Post-operative pain is relatively mild after breast reduction despite some discomfort when patients lifts their arms. Some temporary swelling (oedema) will occur.

RESULTS

Pour apprécier au mieux les effets de la chirurgie, un délai de 12 mois est nécessaire pour que les cicatrices s’estompent.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation aims to correct defects based on the patient's morphology. It allows the upper pole of the breast to be filled.

Indications

  • Insufficient volume in relation to the patient’s morphology
  • Sagging breasts
  • Areola too low in relation to the inframammary fold

Before the operation

The size of the implants is established according to the patient’s wishes and morphology.
We strongly recommend that patients stop smoking at least 30 days before the operation. If patients are taking aspirin or anti-inflammatories, they must stop taking this treatment at least 10 days before surgery.

During the operation

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

  • The incisions are made either around the areola or under the inframammary fold.
  • No drains are used and the sutures are absorbable.
  • The implants are placed behind the mammary gland or behind the pectoral muscles.

After breast augmentation, patients will experience significant post-operative pain as well as discomfort when changing position. Some temporary swelling (oedema) will occur.

RESULTATS

To fully appreciate the results of the surgery, it is necessary to wait 6 months for the breasts to recover their suppleness.

Dr Nader Chahidi

Avenue Coghen, 15
B-1180 Brussels

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