The ptosis is defined by a collapse of the gland and a distension of the skin envelope. The breast is positioned low and more frequently, “uninhabited” in its upper part.
The surgical intervention is performed under general anesthesia. Hospitalization during one to two days is usually required. The objective is to place the areola and nipple in a good position and ascend to refocus the gland and remove the excess skin to get both breasts harmonious, beautifully curved and ascended. The surgeon will adapt the technique to each case for best results.
The postoperative period is usually not very painful, requiring only simple analgesics. Edema (swelling) and ecchymosis (bruising) and a breast discomfort at the elevation of the arms are frequently observed. The hospitalization lasts from one to three days after surgery. The recovery work time should be considered during a period of 7 to 10 days. It is advisable to wait one to two months to resume any sporting activity.
The result can only be really seen after one year after surgery: after this period the chest usually has a smooth, symmetrical and natural curve. Beyond the local improvement, this procedure generally has a favorable impact on the balance of weight, sports, clothing options and on the psychological balance.