Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to change the shape of your breasts. During breast lift, excess skin is removed and the breast tissue is reshaped to lift the breasts up.
If your breasts are sagging or your nipples are pointing downwards, you can choose to have a breast lift. A breast lift can also improve your self-image and self-confidence.
A breast lift does not significantly change the size of your breasts. However, breast lift can be performed together with breast augmentation or breast reduction.

During Surgery

Techniques used to remove breast skin and reshape breast tissue vary. The specific technique your plastic surgeon chooses will determine the location of the incisions and the resulting scars. Your doctor may make incisions:
Around the areola – the darker area surrounding the nipples
Extending downwards from the areola to the breast folds
Horizontally along the chest wrinkles
Your doctor may place stitches deep inside your breasts to reshape your breast tissue and reduce the size of your nipple, if necessary. It will remove excess breast skin and shift the nipples into higher positions. Your doctor will then stitch the breast skin together and close the incisions with stitches, surgical tape, or skin adhesives. The procedure usually takes two to three hours, and you can go home the same day.

After Surgery

After breast lift, your breasts will be covered with gauze and a surgical support bra. Small tubes may be placed in the incisions on your breasts to drain excess blood or fluid.

Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. You will feel soreness and soreness around the incisions, which will be red or pink for several months. Numbness in your nipples, areola, and breast skin may last for about six weeks.

Take pain medication as recommended by your doctor in the first few days after breast lift. Avoid straining, bending and lifting. Sleep on your back or side to avoid pressure on your breasts.

Avoid sexual activity for at least one to two weeks after breast lift. Ask your doctor if it is OK to continue with daily activities such as washing your hair, showering, or bathing.

Drainage tubes may be placed near your incisions and are usually removed within a few days. When your doctor removes the tubes, he or she will likely change or remove your bandages as well.

Talk to your doctor about when and whether your stitches will be removed. Some stitches dissolve on their own. Others must be removed in the doctor’s office, usually one to two weeks after the procedure.

Continue to wear the surgical support bra 24 hours a day for three or four days. You will then wear a soft-support bra for three or four weeks. Your doctor may recommend using silicone tape or gel on your incisions to speed healing.

Keep your breasts out of the sun while they heal. Then protect your incisions while exposed to the sun.

Action: Breast Lift Surgery
Duration: 2-3 Hours
Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
Hospital: European Approved Hospitals
Healing Time: 1-2 Months
Expected Result: Removal of sagging of the breast and improvement in its appearance.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can breast lift with implants provide symmetrical breasts?

Symmetry in breasts is always misleading. First, no part of our body is a mirror image copy of opposite sides. Secondly, asymmetry in the breasts can be caused by asymmetry in breast size, breast shape or position, as well as asymmetry in the chest wall, ribs or scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Therefore, whether you have breast augmentation with or without breast lift implants, acceptable symmetry can usually be achieved. This is another fact that will be covered in your interview. While some asymmetries can be corrected with surgery, others can be improved!

Can breast lift and breast enlargement procedures be performed in the same surgery?

Yes, combined augmentation with mastopexy is frequently performed in our practice. Again, it should only be performed by experienced plastic surgeons.

Is it possible to breastfeed after breast lift surgery?

It is possible to breastfeed after breast lift as long as the nipple remains attached to the underlying breast tissue. Sometimes, in cases where there is excessive skin excess, it may be necessary to remove the nipple and reinsert it as a free breast graft. this is extremely rare.

What are the things to consider before the operation?

If the patient smokes, he should quit at least 15 days before the operation. Likewise, it is recommended not to smoke for 3 weeks after the operation. Smoking can negatively affect the wound healing process.

Is it possible to have breast lift surgery after birth?

Breast lift surgery can be performed 6 months after birth.

What is a half moon breast lift?

Half-moon breast lift, breast enlargement, made from the upper half of the breast, is a technique used in breasts that have a slight asymmetry problem or need a lift of at most 1 cm.