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For many women, saggy breasts are a concern. Breasts often lose their aesthetics, firmness and contour over time. Aging, gravity, weight loss, a heavy diet program, pregnancy and breastfeeding are effective in the formation of sagging breasts. Patients who are usually satisfied with their breast size but have sagging breasts may undergo a breast lifting (mastopexy) procedure for more aesthetic, full and tightened breasts.

There are several surgical procedures used to lift breast tissue. The choice is determined by the surgeon according to the needs of the patient and usually depends on the quality and volume of the breast tissue and skin. Sometimes the simple nipple or mammary gland removal procedure gives satisfactory results. When there is a visible atrophy of the breast adipose tissue, implant placement is recommended when the entire breast appears sagged and lifeless.


Who Is This For?

  • Women whose nipples and areolas point downward
  • Women whose breasts are saggy
  • Women one of whose breasts falls lower than the other

Treatment Duration

1-2 hours

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Anesthesia risks
  •  Common surgical risks
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Irregularities or asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts
  • Partial or total loss of the nipples or areola

Recovery Time

It takes 6-12 months for the postoperative scar to disappear and the breasts to get their final appearance. Many patients return to work within the first week after breast lift surgery and resume their daily activities a week later. Patients should limit exercise other than walking for the first 2-6 weeks after breast lifting.

Success Rate: 95%

Alternative Treatments

  • Fat Grafting
  • Breast Implants
  • Botox Breast Lift

Before / After

Breast Lift at Estethica Atasehir

How Does it Work?

As a procedure that aims to raise and reshape the breasts, breast lift surgery or mastopexy involves removing excess skin from under the breast. This procedure has been known as a confidence booster for most of the women who undergo it as guarantees a youthful appearance of the breast.

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What Does a Breast Lift Surgery Involve?

It takes close to 3 hours to complete the breast lift surgery, but this can vary from one patient to another. Once you have decided to undergo this surgery, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and the procedure will be customized to suit your personal preferences, needs as well as the clinic’s practices. Here is a brief guide of some of the stages you will have to go through:

1.     Final Consultation with Your Surgeon

Your first consultation will be done online, but when you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your Otoplasty specialist surgeon. During this session you are expected to inform the surgeon about your medical record, allergies and if you’re currently taking any medication. Even after telling your surgeon about your medical record, it’s mandatory that you go through some medical tests. Afterwards you will discuss the procedure in detail. If you are on the same page with your surgeon, he/she will make an illustration by drawing some marks on your face as he/she prepares you for the surgery.

2.     Taking the anesthesia

When the test results are out and your surgeon is satisfied, you will be then given general anaesthesia. In some cases, this procedure can be performed while the patient is under  local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will decide on what’s best for you.   

3.     Procedure

When the procedure begins, your surgeon will make an incision around the areola. The cut will be extending down to the front of the breast, from the bottom of the areola to the crease, or it may also extend along the sides of the areola depending upon the surgeon’s decision.

After the incisions are made, the surgeon will lift and reshape the sagging breasts and move the areolae to the correct position according to the new shape of your breasts.

When the operation is done, the surgeon will close your incisions with stitches, sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.


Are There Any Different Types of Breast Lift Surgery?

Yes, there are different types of breast lift surgery; the size of the breast and the degree of sagging determines the type. Outlined below are the most common types:

  • Anchor incision mastopexy: This type is regarded as the best option for people with sagging breasts. Anchor incision mastopexy involves making the incision around the areola, down to the breast crease, and under it.
  • Lollipop lift: This type of mastopexy is usually recommended for people with droopy breasts. The incisions made using this technique are inverted T shape.
  • Donut lift: This type is for people who have mild or moderate sagging.
  • Crescent lift: Often done in conjunction with breast augmentation, the crescent lift involves making incisions that are crescent-shaped. This type is ideal for individuals who have mild ptosis.

 

What Should I Expect from a Breast Lifting Procedure?

  • After breast lifting, your breasts are covered with gauze and surgical support bra. Small tubes, typically removed within a few days, to drain extra blood or fluid can be placed in the incision areas of your breasts.
  • Swelling and bruising may take about two weeks after breast lifting surgery. At this stage, you may feel pain around the incisions. It will be red or pink for several months. numbness around the skin incision can last for about six weeks.
  • You should avoid stretching, bending or lifting the first few days after breast lifting. It is also important to lie on your back or side to protect your breasts from pressure.
  • You should continue to wear your surgical support bra for 24 hours in three or four days. Then you will start wearing a soft bra for three or four weeks. Your surgeon may recommend the use of silicone tape or gel in your incisions to promote healing.
  • Keep your breasts away from the sun as you heal. Then, you should continue to protect your incisions during sunbathing.
  • You should control your weight to achieve the best and the longest results after the breast lift surgery.


Things You Should Do Before Breast Lift Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirins and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior surgery.
  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.   

 

FAQ

Is Breast Lifting Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Are Breast Lifting Results Permanent?

How long women can benefit from the results of a breast lift surgery depends on many factors, such as age, genetics, health and nutritional habits, and surgical techniques.

What Are the Main Differences Between Breast Lifting and Breast Implants?

Each procedure presents its advantages and disadvantages and is chosen by the surgeon as the most appropriate method according to the patient's needs. Basically, breast augmentation focuses on the size and shape of the breast and does not correct sagging breasts. However, a breast lift primarily focuses on the breast position and will not increase the breast size.


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    Cristina , Romania
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    Great result with a smiling doctor and team. Thank you flymedi
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    Janet Taylor Massey, United Kingdom
    star star Dec 2019
    I used flymedi to arrange a breast lift and implants just 4 weeks ago now. Very professional service from start Nadia was always available on whats app and answered all my questions. I had my procedure at Estethia in Istanbul great experience from the start and the staff were all lovely made me feel relax. Very great service will recommend and use again

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