Mastopexy – Reclaiming Your Body Shape

Dr Tavakoli MastopexyMany women are known to be conscious about their appearance, and the breasts are often given a lot of attention. The appearance of the breasts normally changes for many women due to childbirth or aging. Most women experience sagging breasts which are not very appealing, and they many end up shying away from well-fitting clothes because of this. Mastopexy is a procedure that is designed to address the problem of sagging breasts and give you the shape you have been dreaming about.


Mastopexy is widely referred to as breast lift; it is a technique used to give the breasts a better shape while ensuring that scarring is minimized. The aim of the procedure is to raise the breasts; the surgeon is able to do this by identifying the desired nipple position. The surgeon then removes any excess skin around the breast and then lifts the breast tissue to the required position. If you are also getting implants, they are inserted at this point. The breast tissue is then tightened in order to support the breast and give it the required shape.

Benelli mastopexy

In this procedure, the surgeon removes skin around the areola in the shape of a donut and then carefully fixes back the remaining skin. This procedure is used to reposition the nipple to a higher position. It leaves a circular scar around the areola.

Inverted T-scar mastopexy

This is a procedure used when there is a lot of excess skin on the breast. The cosmetic surgeon removes skin from the areola, the bottom and the center of the breast. The areola is moved higher and the skin that remains is wrapped around the breast tissue. A scar that looks like an inverted T is formed, but this should fade with time.

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Vertical lollypop scar

If your breasts have drooped severely, the surgeon might recommend this procedure. The skin on the lower part of the breast and also around the areola is removed. The resulting scar looks like a lollypop as it goes round the areola and down the front of the breast.

Crescent scar

This is a procedure that results in minimal scarring and is perfect when the nipple has only drooped a little bit. In the technique, only a small amount of skin and tissue is removed from the areola in the shape of a crescent.

Post surgery

After the surgery, small drains may be inserted into the breasts for the next one or two days. Your bandages and drains will be removed after one or two days during a follow up visit to the surgeon, who will also want to check the blood supply to the breasts and the color of the nipples. You will likely be uncomfortable for the first few days, and you may need to wear a bra to give the breasts the required support during recovery. It is important to carefully follow all the instructions that the surgeon will give you concerning recovery.

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Qualified surgeon

If you are considering mastopexy, Dr Tavakoli is an expert in all mastopexy techniques and has been conducting these surgeries for many years, so get a consultation as soon as you can.

Surgery and Recovery after Mastopexy


Age and gravity are working against most of the women. There are also more reasons, but these are some of the ones that are real important. The physical aspect of the body changes with time. When you grow old, cells grow old too and the skin loses its youth and firm aspect.

In addition, nursing a child can leave marks on the breast and so does losing weight. Women don’t like saggy breasts, and if they continuously worry about their physical aspect, in the end they might get depressed.

5layersFrom the many medical procedures available, mastopexy is the one that solves all the problems with saggy breasts. It brings back the confidence, it transforms the breast and gives it shape, contour, the woman feels more feminine, and there will be a lot of more self-esteem. People around her will notice the difference in her way of thinking and acting.

It has efficient results and instant. The surgery can be a complicated procedure, but it has 100% efficiency, especially if it’s done by a qualified and specially trained plastic surgeon.

The Surgery

Mastopexy is a medical procedure that is done with a general anesthesia. This can take up between two or three hours, based on the complexity of the case. There are many techniques that could be used, but the most common procedure uses an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.

The tissue that is not needed anymore is taken out, the nipple is repositioned and the mammary gland is set in place with permanent stitches. If the patient decided that a breast implant is also necessary, then the implant will be placed at this point under the pectoral muscle.


After the surgery, the patient will be staying in the medical facility one or two days, when the doctors will deliver special medication like antibiotics. The patient will be wearing a special elastic bandage on top of the medical dressing, as in the first days after the surgery the breasts will be swollen and painful.

The sun is forbidden for a period of time, about 1 year, and there is only one reason – the possible pigmentation of the skin. Instead getting a nice lighter shade where the scar is, if you expose yourself to the sun, you will get a tanned scar. You should remember though that theses scars are pretty big and also permanent, but they can be covered up by the bra or the bathing suit.


The Road to Full Recovery

2084_qq-frontOnce the patient leaves the medical facility, she will need to get back for a check-up after 12 days after surgery. That is the time when the stitches will be removed. There is the need for a special bra to be worn, as this keeps the breasts where they should be and help with the recovery period of time to be shorter.

The sensitivity of the nipple can change, especially if it was repositioned in the time of the surgery. These changes in sensitivity will disappear after about six weeks from the surgery.

A woman can go back to her usual activity in one month since the surgery, but she will have to retain from making strong physical activities. This surgery though will not affect the possibility of breast-feeding in case of a new pregnancy, but the pregnancy itself will affect in a negative way the scars and the position of the breasts.

The scars will be completely healed in about 1 year. For six months you will notice that the scar will become a red color and it may be swollen. After 1 year from the surgery, the scar will get a lighter color, close to the color of the skin and soon there will be just a faint line.

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