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Who Can Have Breast Lift?

  • 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 for 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.

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Breast Lift at Luna Clinic Turkey

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.

For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.

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 to 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 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. Afterward, you will discuss the procedure in detail. If you are on the same page with your surgeon, they will make an illustration by drawing some marks on your breast as they prepare 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 anesthesia. In some cases, this procedure can be performed while the patient is under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will decide what’s best for you.   

3. Procedure

Your surgeon will make an incision around the areola when the procedure begins. 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 on 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.

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

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 crescent-shaped incisions. 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 a 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 breast lift surgery.

Things You Should Do Before Breast Lift Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin 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 are 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 before 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.   

Quick Facts 

Procedure  Breast Lift
Duration  1 - 2 hours
Stay  8 - 10 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €3150 - €3750
Anesthesia  General anesthesia
Recovery  2 - 6 weeks
Final Results After 6 - 12 months
Side Effects  Scar tissue, pain, numbness in the nipple
Risks  Infection, scarring, irregularities, or asymmetry
Success Rate  95%
Exercise  After 2 - 6 weeks (low intensity)
Back To Work  After 2 weeks
Scars  Yes
Pain  No
Related Procedures  Breast augmentation


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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. 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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    Anastasia, Russian Federation
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    Спасибо Flymedi за помощь в организации моей операции по подтяжке груди в Istanbul European Clinic. Процесс был простым, и результаты великолепны. Цены были доступными, а команда клиники - профессионалами в своем деле. Я чувствую себя такой уверенной! 🌟
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    Eva, Romania
    star star Feb 2023
    I'm absolutely thrilled with my breast lift! The clinic staff was warm and welcoming, and my surgeon really listened to my concerns. My confidence has been boosted, couldn't be happierrr!
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    Nicholas, United States
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    Colette, France
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    From doctor Zeynep's interest with you and her expertise of the profession to the clinic's comfort, everything was flawless!
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    Elliot, Poland
    star star Jul 2022
    I used flymedi to arrange a breast lift and implants just 3 weeks ago now. Very professional service from the start Kirstie was always available on whats app and answered all my questions. The staff were all lovely and made me feel relaxed. Very great service will recommend and use again
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    Cledith, United States
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    Mariana, Spain
    star star May 2022
    While doing a price search for plastic surgery in my own country, I came across flymedi and had my surgery at esteworld for a much more reasonable price and I am very happy. The team and flymedi were very professional.
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    Sophia, United Kingdom
    star star Apr 2022
    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Vukašin, Serbia
    star star Jan 2022
    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Rita , Bulgaria
    star star Jan 2022
    If I ever need it, I would do it again. Great experience. I can't tell how grateful I choose Flymedi. The way my doctor explained everything before and after the surgery was excellent. They followed up with me every day when I was recovering in my nice hotel room after the hospital stay. I can say it was a memorable journey. Thank you Flymedi!!
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
    star star Aug 2020
    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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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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    Maribeth, Switzerland
    star star Jan 2019
    I highly recommended Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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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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