A bust that is too large can be not only unsightly, but it can also lead to serious health problems such as back pain, dermatological problems such as ulcers or eczema in the submammary fold, difficulty performing sports activities and changes in self-esteem.

Mastopexy is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing breast volume, elevating the bust to its natural position and improving the overall appearance of the breasts. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 2 to 4 hours. It is usually an outpatient procedure.

There are different techniques to reduce the breast, this depends on the degree and the fall,  so the incisions that can be made are:

  • Around the areola.
  • Vertically from the areola to the submammary groove.
  • Horizontally at the bottom of the groove.

Tissue is removed through the incision to reach the desired size, the breast is reconstructed and the incisions sutured.

Intervention time Anesthesia Hospitalization Recovery Effects Results
2 - 4 hours General Not required 10 - 14 days Immediate Long lasting