Mastopexy - Cosmetic Surgery for Sagging Breasts and Male Breasts

Surgery for breast lift in English or mastopexy in medical words is just what its name implies: a surgical procedure to lift or raise sagging female breasts.

The breasts tend to yield to gravity as evidenced by its weight due to pregnancy, lactation, large variations in weight and other physical changes. The falling and sagging breasts are almost inevitable and in some people are more pronounced than in others. Plastic surgery can improve the appearance of the breasts in these cases. Something that every good surgeon will tell their patients is that the results of this plastic surgery is not for life, over the years the raised breasts can sag again.

To raise the breasts, it usually requires the surgeon to cut the excess skin to correct sagging and accommodate the remaining skin to look firm. Because of this, re-location of the skin may be required to move the nipple and areola to a higher position to give naturalness.

All this means that there will be several incisions: A flat in the part where the breast meets the torso that is covered a bit in the shadow of the breasts. There is also a vertical scar running from the center of the breasts down to the beginning of this, this is the most visible scar and even over time if there is good will become less visible scarring but it is impossible to make it disappear.

The more pronounced is the sagging or drooping of the breasts, the more prominent are the scars in those cases. The cosmetologists indicate that the best alternative in terms of achieving firmness is to make several cuts but the patients should feel free to express their desire.

In some surgeries, breast lifting or suspension of the mammary gland is separated from the nipple so that a woman can breastfeed babies after the operation but generally there are procedures which do not require this separation and woman can easily breastfeed their babies. In some cases, the surgeon also corrects the size of the areola as desired by the patient.

In many cases, for best results, a patient has to use an additional implant for the uprising of breasts. The implant size increases and improves the shape and texture of the breasts. It can be used for woman opting for bigger breasts or because it has lost much tissue or fat in the breasts. Many cosmetologists think that the results of implant surgery last longer.

Sagging breasts look weird and can be converted into firm breasts by mastopexy. Mastopexy is also done for small breasts for enhancing their overall shape. In this procedure, a skin graft is taken from other parts of body, mostly thighs to accommodate and improve the look and appearance of breasts. Is some, pregnancy and breastfeeding is the cause of sagging breasts. For most of women, the breasts get back to their normal shape and size after the baby stops breastfeeding but for very rare women, this problem persists for the rest of their lives.

Gynecomastia or male breasts

Many men feel very aware of the excess fat and tissue located in the area of their chest. Fortunately, these men having gynecomastia can be treated with a procedure that is sometimes called breast reduction surgery in males. There are two variations on this procedure, depending on the needs.

If growth is due to a glandular problem, it involves making a small incision in the lower half of the areola from where glandular tissue is removed. This is usually sent for histopathology.

Following the intervention, there are only a few stitches, which are removed in a few days. Then, a pressure bandage is applied over the area. The final scar depends on the characteristics of each person.

When the results are received from histopathology, then the surgeons decide on different options of surgery.

If it is an accumulation of fat - for obesity - the treatment most commonly used is liposuction, which is done through small incisions that go completely unnoticed later and do not leave a scar.

When gynecomastia is combined, treatment using both procedures is done. The surgeon removes the excess glandular tissue and simultaneously vacuums the fat tissue.

The postoperative course is the same in all three cases. During the first days of surgery, patients can see purple ecchymosis that gets absorbed on its own in about 15 days.

Gynecomastia is term used for abnormal male breasts. The most prominent cause is obesity, especially morbid and is some cases genetic disorders have been related with gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia can be treated with male breast reduction surgery having two options but it is best to reduce weight and opting for natural treatments before going for surgery.

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kunika 7 years ago

Very informative I think u r true after a certain age woman need breast augmentation only issue is where one can look for a good surgeon.

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes but it is not with every women, it is the basic desire coming from inside actually, whether you want to live like this or you want to improve, see reducing breasts on your own (I have never heard about this thing before) I think is impossible so one should opt for breast reduction surgery like this, but again I would say, "if desired".

On the other hand, there are many hollywood and bollywood celebrities nowadays who are opting for breast enhancement surgeries, I think that is not good according to me. Some celebrities even have good looking ones but then also they are going for bigger busts but for what, for publicity and so that the crowd get attracted to them and many more things. I think you all have the clue.

ryankett 7 years ago

Thankfully I dont yet have man boobs, or 'Moobies' as they are commonly known ;)

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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I shall have to settle for my old boobs. It would be bad enough having to have surgery if I was ill. Nicely informative hub though,

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DancingRedFeather 7 years ago

I'm very 66..wear 42DD and they don't sag..on the contrary breastfeeding does keep your breasts in shape. I breastfed for 3 yrs and I always sleep with a sleep bra at nite. Exercise and massages does help also and of course good genes. lol

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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Hi Soni, welcome to the hubmob.

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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

Great hub soni. Even if I did want this procedure I'd be too scared to do it. I'd rather find contentment with what I have.

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Envoy 7 years ago from USA

I am so glad to see you pointed out even if you have surgery they can sag again! Wow didn't ever think of that one! I am with Ethel & Veronica on this one! Great hub Soni!

Moobies~ lmao!

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot ryankett, ethel smith, DancingRedFeather, Princessa, Veronica Allen, and Envoy for your comments and appreciation. Your comments have motivated me to write more hubs in the hubmob.

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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Yes, please do, your hubs are always well researched and a pleasure to read. BTW, this hub is featuring front page for the Cosmetic Surgery category :)

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Princessa. I am going to publish another one in half an hour. Yes I noted that it is featuring in the front page of cosmetic surgery category. Thanks Princessa. I will definitely let you know when I will publish the next one. For your information, this time it is on cosmetic lifting procedures.

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ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

Good Hub Soni, it is happening a lot more nowadays. I think it is the diet for men. Many men are getting male breast reduction nowadays.

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you very much ocbill. Yes you are right many men are suffering from gynecomastia these days due to inactive and unhealthy lifestyle. They need to read my hubs on bodybuilding to reduce weight and live a healthy and active lifestyle. What do you say?

shah kamal 7 years ago

soni, nice hub.i enjoy it.


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Shah Kamal and Sumon6 for your comments and related links.

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Sumon. Watch out for my latest hub - Get back your adorable tummy with cosmetic surgery options

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RIXI14 7 years ago from The Dusty Desert

Thanks Soni for this article! I was actually thinking about getting this procedure done, but I'm starting to think it's not worth it. lol.

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes, it is not worth it. I have read somewhere that there are a lot of side effects of breast reduction surgery. I will definitely publish a hub on this. Thanks for the update RIXI14.

Mineral Based Cosmetics 6 years ago

You've got nice article here. Cosmetic surgeries has been a trend for years. For me, I prefer using organic cosmetics methods to showcase natural beauty. Good job anyway! :)

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Natural beauty cannot come with using cosmetic products. Natural beauty can also come with using natural product. Cosmetic surgery is a quick and easy was to treat sagging breasts and other things but cannot make them naturally beautiful. After artificial is artificial and natural is natural. We cannot compare natural beauty with cosmetic beauty. Cosmetic beauty outdates very early but natural beauty remains forever. Also, side of effects of cosmetic surgery are much worse in the long run and can cause abnormally sagging breasts if not treated again.

Tubular Breast 6 years ago

I've rarely heard of breasts plastic surgeries for men. Except somehow tubular breasts, what other problem could they have?

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Gynecomastia is the most common problem found in men.

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