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mastopexy-breast-liftUnderstanding Breast Lifts, With or Without Implants

Breast lifts are very popular procedures, and they are one of the most frequently requested procedures for women who go to Mexicali for cosmetic surgery. However, despite the popularity, breast lifts often gets confused with breast augmentation, which is a different procedure.

What Is a Mastopexy?

A mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, is a type of cosmetic surgery. It involves the arrangement of breast tissue in order to give the breast a younger, more aesthetic look. It’s often sought to correct the sagginess that tends to occur with age, although it can also be used to reconstruct the breast after certain surgeries, diseases or trauma. The surgical staff at Almater Hospital in Mexicali, Mexico is highly experienced in breast surgeries, including breast lifts.

The primary difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation is that a breast lift is not aimed at increasing the size of the breasts, and it doesn’t typically involve the use of breast implants. In fact, it is often used to achieve the opposite effect: the reduction of the size of the breasts in cases where a woman chooses to have her breasts reduced for aesthetic improvement or increased comfort.

On the other hand, it is not uncommon to have a breast lift and a breast augmentation at the same time. In fact, if a woman chooses to have both of these procedures, it is better to have them at the same time. This offers several advantages:

  • More affordable hospital and surgery costs
  • Reduced recovery time
  • A more coherent look, since only one surgeon will do both procedures
  • Sometimes, a discount on the prices


Every woman who is considering a mastopexy (with or without implants) should inform her doctor about any medical conditions or other risk factors including those listed here.

Only a doctor can tell you if you are a candidate for breast lift surgery.

After the Procedure

Your doctor will give you very specific instructions on what you can or can’t do after the surgery, but be prepared to rest for at least two weeks after the procedure. This involves abstaining from exercise and sexual activity and perhaps time off of work.

Maintaining a fit body is essential to prevent breast sagging from occurring again, since being overweight is the main cause of breast sagginess.
If you are considering a breast lift, with or without breast augmentation, you are welcome to consult with the medical staff at Almater Hospital. You’ll find the folks there very helpful, and you’ll get answers to all of your questions in English.

Monica Rix Paxson is an award-winning author writing on topics related to science and medicine including the book The English Speaker´s Guide to Medical Care in Mexico. She has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and the BBC.

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