Ptosis of the breast (sagging): the skin has stretched too much; the mammary gland and areola are positioned too low.
Inserting prostheses does not give such a good cosmetic result, because the prosthesis can only be place behind the breast: when lying down, the breasts separate, leaning forward, they hang down, and standing up, you have two rounded breasts in a position that is too low.
This means the mammary gland has to be raised, the areola positioned higher, the excess skin is removed and the closure is under the breast: an “anchor-shaped” scar is virtually unavoidable, but the procedure does enable a good shape to be reformed in the long term.
NB: there is an operation call the “Lejour” procedure that leaves a scar only around the areola or in the shape of a “dummy”. The aim is to avoid a scare underneath the breast.
Unfortunately, this type of operation is rarely satisfactory, because after a few months, the skin around the areola begins to let go again and the areola itself, unable to hold back the traction of the skin, enlarges. The frequent risk is the patient being left with very large areola, which is particularly unsightly.
Breast reduction where the volume of breasts that are too large is reduced, is conducted in a similar manner, but also involves removing part of the gland.
The patient is required to wear a special bra for 6 weeks. We do not insert any drains.
This operation is day surgery, with no hospitalisation.
Do not hesitate to contact our Centre on +32 (0)65 630 630 for more information about breast lift & reduction.