What it solves
Breast shape improvement
Fixing the appearance of "saggy" breasts
Resolution of breast laxity following weight loss or breastfeeding
Also known as “breast lift”, mastopexy is a surgical operation that can improve some of the most severe and impactful aesthetic breast related issues. It can be required following significant weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding, or due to the normal aging process that progressively leads the breast to droop, and breast ptosis – a source of great discomfort for many women.
Breast lift surgery
Mastopexy is performed by making a number of incisions aimed at eliminating excess skin. From these same incisions we proceed to raise the breast – which explains why the procedure is also called “breast lifting” – giving it a youthful, harmonious and natural shape. It is an outpatient procedure performed under local anaesthesia.
The intervention also allows for the reduction or modification of the area of the areola, if necessary. The patient will establish with Prof. Carlo Tremolada, the shape of the areola and the ideal projection of the nipple in order to achieve the desired result. Breast lift surgery can be repeated several times over the years.
The breast lift shapes the breast, restoring its harmonious appearance, eliminating excess skin and lifting the entire mammary structure. The objective of the mastopexy is the remodeling of relaxed, sagging, or aged breasts.
«Mastopexy should not be considered a onetime intervention: gravity continues to act on the tissues, so it is possible to resort to a touch-up, if necessary, after a few years.»
Prof. Carlo Tremolada
For whom it is appropriate
Mastopexy gives a new youth to droopy breasts, just like a facelift corrects the sagging of the face. It also solves the problem of nipples pointing downwards, or an abundantly covered under-mammary fold.
The surgery can be performed on people over 18 years of age.
Local anaesthesia with sedation.
Recommended post-surgery treatments
Rexon Age for oedema reduction.
The patient will stay in the clinic for about two hours after the surgery, which itself lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
The next day and on the seventh day after surgery.
Image team led by Prof. Carlo Tremolada performs breast lifting in Milan.
You can view before and after photos of mastopexy operations at our center. The material related to previously treated cases allows you to evaluate examples of results according to the different needs.
The cost of mastopexy depends on many variables and is tailored for each patient. View the prices page or fill out the form below to request further information.
The Clinic prepares personalized estimates.
How should I sleep after mastopexy?
In the first weeks following mastopexy, if sleeping on your back is uncomfortable, it is suggested to sleep on your side. Furthermore, it is recommended to wear a non-wired bra, even at night.
What cannot be done after mastopexy?
The mastopexy operation is quite simple and of little impact, so the return to social life and normal activities (including working out) is almost immediate. However, for sports enthusiasts, running and weightlifting involving shoulders and chest and high back muscle groups are not recommended for 3-4 weeks after surgery.
How long does the effect of mastopexy last?
Mastopexy definitively repositions and reshapes the breast so that it gains a more youthful appearance. However, considering the toll of gravity and of the normal aging processes, it is inevitable that after some years, there may be a slight move downward. Although it will never reach the initial levels, it can eventually be reversed by the specialist with a touch up.