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Why do women want to have a silicone implant?

Both mastopexy and mastoplasty are different surgical procedures that can be performed on the breasts. Although they may seem similar, there are differences between them.

Mastopexy, also known as breast lift, is surgery to lift and reshape breasts that have fallen or lost firmness, often due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or other factors. Surgery involves removing excess skin, repositioning breast tissue, and elevating the nipple to a higher, more youthful position. In some cases, surgery may also involve reducing the areola to a more proportional appearance.

On the other hand, mastoplasty is a procedure that may include placing breast implants to increase breast size, as well as removing breast tissue to reduce breast size or correct asymmetry. This procedure is indicated for women who want to improve the size or shape of their breasts, or who have breasts that are disproportionate to their body.

Both procedures require a prior consultation with a plastic surgeon to assess the patient’s overall health, discuss her goals and expectations, and determine which procedure is best suited for her. It is important to note that both procedures involve risks and complications, like any surgery, and it is important to discuss these possibilities during the consultation with the specialist.

Recovery for both surgeries involves rest, incision care, and limiting physical activity for a few weeks. Recovery time varies by procedure, but it is important to follow the psychologist’s post-surgical instructions to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.

In summary, while mastopexy is a surgery to lift and reshape fallen breasts, mastoplasty is a procedure to change the size and shape of the breasts, which may include the placement of breast implants. Both surgeries are performed with the aim of improving the appearance of the breasts and may be an option for women who wish to enlarge, reduce or reshape their breasts.

Consult your plastic surgeon.

*This content is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for consultation with a trained physician or physician surgeon.
References: SBCP, Clube da Plástica


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