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What is mastopexy?

It is a surgical procedure that consists of removing excess skin from the breasts in order to lift them and return them to their original place.


  • Helps put the breasts in their original place.
  • By combining the mastopexy and breast augmentation procedures, the patient, in addition to repositioning the breasts in their place, can also choose the breast size they want.
  • Also with mastopexy, excess tissue and skin are removed to reduce breasts.
  • Have a more rejuvenated and attractive neckline.
  • Immediate results and easy recovery when following the post-operative advice.

What are the times of surgery?

Times may vary depending on the patient.

Duration of surgery

2 - 3 hours

Discomfort time

1 day

Recovery time

10 days

Type of anesthesia

Block with sedation

Hospitalization required


Breast lift techniques

There are several different ways to lift breasts that can be used, depending on the desired appearance. Methods include the “peri-areolar”, “vertical”, and “anchor” and are named such based on the formation of the incisions.

The periareolar lift, also known as a “donut lift”, is performed to correct mild to moderate sagging of the breast. It is performed through a circular incision around the areola and results in minimal scarring and a subtle lift, as only a minimal amount of tissue is moved and no internal restructuring of the breast is performed.

The vertical lift involves two incisions: one around the areola and another that runs from the areola to the natural edge of the breast. This allows for more tissue to be removed and a more noticeable reshaping, but scars may be more noticeable. This procedure is suitable for those with moderate sagging.

The anchor-shaped breast lift is one of the most commonly used techniques by cosmetic surgeons and is recommended for women seeking a more noticeable lift. With three incisions in the shape of an anchor, one around the area, one up to the natural line of the breast, and another on the line, it allows for a more dramatic final result and is appropriate for those with significant sagging or flaccidity. This technique is the most traditional in breast lift surgeries and allows the surgeon to remove a significant amount of tissue from the chest area.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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1 What is mastopexy?

The lack or loss of elasticity of the skin, either due to factors such as excessive weight loss, pregnancy, lactation, or simply due to gravity, causes the breasts to sag. Mastopexy is an intervention that is performed to lift sagging breasts, raising them, correcting flaccidity and shape. There are different techniques to raise the bust, which is defined by the surgeon according to the case of each patient.

Candidates for mastopexy are women who have sagging breasts, breasts with large areolas or nipples below the breast crease, and are not pregnant or lactating.

The scar depends on the technique to raise the breasts, incisions are required around the areola, vertical, horizontal. Normally 2 scars are necessary, one around the areola and another vertical, starting from the areola to the groove of the breast. In cases in which the breast is very sagging, an additional scar is necessary running through the submammary groove creating an inverted T.

The medications are analgesics and antibiotics.

Bleeding, seroma, changes in the sensitivity of the areola, infection, and problems with healing.

Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team, stay in hospital, and post-surgical check-up appointments.

Does not include: post-surgical girdles (brassier), pre-operative analysis, and medications.

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