Breast Lift: Mammary Ptosis

The effect of gravity and volume variations in the breast, especially by pregnancy, make the skin and securing ligaments stretch at the breast which causes the breast to drop and move to a lower position, below the crease of the breast.

Depending on the situation of the areola are three types of ptosis: mild, moderate, or severe. The type of ptosis partly determines the type of surgery performed.

Simulation breast augmentation

During the first visit, Dr. Terrén make a detailed assessment of all breast measures. A good plastic surgeon should spend much time on these details, talk to women about their expectations and the chances of getting a good end result.

For this we have now the best resources, and extensive experience in excess of 20 years breast surgery. During the visit you can run a simulation with external testers, allowing a woman to simulate the outcome of an intervention breast augmentation, ending the uncertainty of whether you will be taking the right decision regarding the size of the implants breast (learn more).


The snuff can complicate the results of the surgery, so you must agree with Dr. Terrén reduced consumption few weeks before and after the intervention.

There are medications that reduce the ability of blood clotting, such as aspirin, so the doctor must inform their consumption and eliminate them from your treatment.

Dr. Terrén explain postoperative care and proper recovery time, as well as their expected return to work activities (1 to 2 weeks), personal and sporting regular (3-4 weeks). Explain the risks and possible complications, and the leaves will be given informed consent to read and sign.

Dr. Terrén will report the costs of surgery. There is no fixed price for all interventions and your case will be treated individually, including the costs of surgery and hospitalization if appropriate, fees surgical equipment and anesthesia. You can check with the clinic staff financing options that may be of interest (see financing).

The operation of breast lift lasts about two hours, under general or local anesthesia or sedation. The technique is according to the type of ptosis are:

  • Ptosis mild to moderate: increase the breast size by placing an implant, as in breast augmentation. We fill the breast until they are equal relative to the chest. This is particularly indicated in women after pregnancy and lactation after having lost volume and the skin has not fully retracted.
  • Moderate to severe ptosis:  Is indicated when there is a clear excess of skin and removes this excess and places the nipple and areola in a new higher position. The skin can be removed around the areola and a donut placed or by adding a small vertical scar. If there is enough breast tissue it is remodeled and moved into the correct anatomical position (pexy).

If you have little breast(s), a prosthesis can be placed in addition to removing skin, although it is not necessary to increase the bar size if the woman does not want.

Breast Prostheses

 First visit for Breast Lift & Augmentation

You will remain in the hospital 24 hrs. or you can leave after surgery in some cases. Take analgesics to control postoperative pain for a few days, and antibiotics to prevent infection.You can walk around the room or even the hallway of the hospital. Take a few devices for drainage of waste fluids after surgery, but not all cases, that it must be maintained for 24 – 48 hours and you will be removed in the clinic of Dr. Terrén.

You should also wear an appropriate bra for several weeks after surgery, even to sleep.

Rest for the first week and you must avoid tension in the breasts, like catching big weights or bending too much bending at the waist. The recovery time is about one or two weeks.

In four weeks you will go twice a week to the clinic of Dr. Terrén to receive lymphatic drainage massage on the treated areas, so that recovery is faster and better results. During these visits, Dr. Terren and his team monitor the proper evolution of the wounds and healing, and personally answer all your questions and comments. Also have access to a telephone number for any urgent requirement.

The result is almost immediate, improving your satisfaction with the intervention progressively. Several follow-up visits to be necessary during the recovery period. The duration of the outcome varies according to gravity, subsequent pregnancies, and weight gain or loss.

Come to the clinic of Dr. Terrén; we are experts in operations of breast lift surgery or mastopexy in Valencia.

Here we present the before and afther photos of several cases of this surgery.

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