Breast Lift

What is a Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. 

New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants 2-to-1.  

Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well.

A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted.

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

Preparation before SurgeryYour doctor may do the following: Physical exam. Blood tests. Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG). Mammogram. Make sure you talk to your doctor about the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements (such as ginkgovitamin E). Some medications, like aspirin, may need to be stopped for one week before surgery. You may also need to stop taking blood-thinning medications like warfarin or clopidogrel before surgery, since they increase the risk of bleeding.

Estimated Recovery Time: 2 weeks

Estimated Hospital Stay: 3 days

What to do after SurgeryManaging pain and nausea—You might require anti-nausea and pain medicines. You may be nauseated for a few hours after surgery and may not be able to eat normally. Therefore, you may continue to receive fluids and sugar through an IV. For several days after surgery, you may need to eat a lighter, blander diet than usual. Improving lung function—You may be asked to use an incentive spirometer. This is a device that helps you breathe deeply. It is important to breathe deeply and cough frequently to improve lung function after general anesthesia. Showering or bathing—Ask your doctor about when it is safe to shower, bathe, or soak in water. 


 Meet your doctor(s)

English Speaking: Fluent English, Basic Portuguese and Polish

Years of Experience: 11 years

Qualifications: General Surgery at the Universidad Estatal of Cuenca

Plastic Surgery at Universidad Estatal of Guayaquil

Plastic Surgery at Hospital Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Cost of procedure in Ecuador:  $2500

Estimated savings: 

 

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