The breasts are a primary female sexual organ and therefore their shape, size and location are very important to a woman’s image and self-esteem. There are many different reasons why women wish to modify the appearance of their breasts, including mammary hypoplasia (underdevelopment), unequal breast size (asymmetry), or a decrease in volume as a result of sudden changes in weight or pregnancy.
Herrero Jover Medicos and their professional team specialise in external health care and plastic surgery. Their main objective main is the provision of personalised treatments offering highly effective and natural looking results.
During your first visit, you will meet your surgeon, who will perform an examination before explaining your options in detail, and will be happy to discuss any doubts and fears that you may have. Following this comprehensive assessment, the surgeon will advise on the most appropriate surgical technique, taking into consideration your preferences about the size and shape of the breast.
The technique used involves the introduction of a prosthesis that can be placed either under the gland (subglandular), subfascially, or under the subpectoral muscle. In each case, the characteristics of the chest and breasts are assessed, as well as the choice of pathway (transareolar, periareolar, submammary or axillary) to decide which route to perform the placement. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, takes about two hours and usually requires hospitalisation for a 24-hour period.
Although sometimes the patient can leave the clinic after 12 hours, a stay of 24 is usually recommended, in order to better monitor the recovery process. After 24 hours and for up to 4 days, you should continue to rest, and must refrain from travelling by car or motorcycle for around 10 days. Throughout this period, you should take anti-inflammatory pain medication.
The procedure does not affect the ability to breast-feed should the patient become pregnant, nor does it interfere with the detection of mammary tumours or hinder mammography.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require more information concerning prosthetic mastopexy procedures.