Breast lift surgery

Looking and feeling better, younger, more attractive is the main purpose of having plastic surgery procedures.  The way we look is a reflection of the way we feel.   Women, whether they have breastfed or not, will have sagging breasts eventually.  Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is performed alone or with implants to reshape sagging breasts that have been affected by pregnancy, weight loss and age.

A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola or darker skin around the nipple.  There are several techniques to perform a breast lift.  Dr. Alfaro places incisions around the areola and down in a diagonal line to the outer side of the body, making them easy to hide inside a bra or bathing suit. This technique preserves erectibility and sensibility of the nipple, even the ability to breast-feed. Temporary altered sensibility in the breasts or nipples is not uncommon.   Other techniques do not offer these benefits.

Patients are provided a special bra to wear for at least a month.  After surgery,  care is simple, washing with just soap and water, using gauze for a few days.  Exercising can be resumed after a month as well as any strenuous activity as lifting heavy objects.

Lymphatic drainage massages are recommended during postoperative care, about every other day.  This very soft massage to the chest area, not directly on the breast relieves swelling and inflammation and helps you recover quicker.

If you have small breasts to begin with you can combine your breast lift with a breast augmentation, too.

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Costa Rica