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Breast Lift

Breast Lift in Tijuana – Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Breast lift, or mastopexy, improves the position of saggy breasts. When women age, their skin loses some of its elasticity, and as a result the breasts can droop lower on the chest. Breast lift restores them to their once-perky position. However the procedure will not change the size of the breasts; women desiring fuller breasts may consider a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation. Women desiring smaller breasts may consider a combination breast lift and reduction.

Breast Lift Candidates

Suitable candidates for breast lift surgery in Tijuana include women whose breasts sag because of:

  • Past pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Effects of aging
  • Gravity
  • Genetics
  • Significant weight loss

Breast Lift Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Breast lift surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that lasts one and a half to three hours, and is performed in a hospital or surgicenter setting. There are several surgical techniques that can be used during breast lift surgery, depending on the incision pattern, and Dr. Fuentes and the patient will determine the appropriate approach prior to surgery.

The three most common incision patterns are: 1) an incision around the areola; 2) an incision around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the crease of the breast; and 3) an incision around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease.

Through the incisions, Dr. Fuentes lifts and tightens the tissue to support the new contour of the breasts. The nipple and areola are moved to a higher place on the breast and enlarged areolas may be reduced in size. Excess skin is excised and the incisions are closed. The breasts will be bandaged with surgical dressings, and Dr. Fuentes will provide an elastic bandage or special bra to support the breasts as they heal.

Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift patients are encouraged to rest quietly at home and avoid unnecessary movement for several days as they recover from surgery. Lifting and raising the arms above the shoulders is not advised. Any pain or discomfort can be eased with oral medication. Dr. Fuentes will provide more comprehensive instructions to his breast lift patients prior to surgery, so that they can prepare adequately. He will also advise patients when they should schedule a follow-up visit so that he can check their progress, and when it is safe to resume normal activities and exercise.

If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgery, or other breast procedures such as breast augmentation or breast reduction, consider scheduling a surgical consultation with Dr. Fuentes at our plastic surgery Tijuana practice. Dr. Fuentes is pleased to serve the needs of breast surgery, body contouring and facelift Tijuana patients. Call us today at (619) 202-4443 or send us an email.


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