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Breast Lift

Enjoy natural looking breasts that are proportionate to your figure with only a tiny scar.

- Deformations on the breasts are eliminated. Silicone implants might be necessary where not enough volume is achieved.
- It is performed under general anaesthesia.
- The operation takes 1.5 to 2 hours on average.
- Patients can go home the same day.
- Generally the lift involves an incision made to circle the nipple (areola), going straight downwards which can sometimes turn into an inverted T shape, depending on the size of the breasts.
- Bandages are released 3 days after the operation and the patient can go back to normal life. Usage of sports bras are obligatory for 3 weeks.
- Breast lift surgery does not prevent breastfeeding.


What are the reasons for breast sagging?

There are many different reasons for sagging breasts. Generally, the loosening of the ligaments that hold the breast tissue in place, weight changes, breastfeeding and gravity can cause inconsistencies between the tissue and the skin. Another reason is breast size. Generally, women with very large breasts suffer from sagging problems as well as a number of other complaints.

How is breast lift (mastopexy) surgery performed?

In aesthetic breast lifting surgery, the sagging breast tissue is reshaped, excess skin is removed, and the nipple is placed in the correct position. The aim of breast surgery is to reshape the breast so itss proportionate with the body, to reduce the scar to a minimal level and to make the two breasts symmetrical.

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The surgery method is determined according to the condition of the patient. If the chest wall is descended, then it will not be possible to build up the breast with an implant alone and it will require an upward lift. If the breasts are very large, it will be necessary to remove tissue from the breast while lifting it up and if the breast is small and empty, to put an implant into the breast before lifting.

The important part of breast surgery is relocation of the breast to the perfect place. This may require decreasing the breast tissue or enlarging the breast with an implant. The procedure involves opening up the skin, lifting the nipple up without detaching it from the back, and removing the excess skin underneath. The biggest advantage of this technique is that the nipple is not separated from the breast. This way the milk ducts are not cut off and do not prevent breastfeeding. Additionally there is no loss of sensation.

How long does breast lifting surgery last?

Breast operations are generally positioned as simple procedures. Minor pain can be experienced after the surgery which can be eliminated with simple painkillers. The average time of the operation is 1.5 hours.

What are the advantages of breast lifting surgery?

Sagging due to excessive breast size can cause various problems such as neck and back pain, slouching, skin irritations, and tissue injury due to bras. These symptoms and posture disorders are eliminated after the excess tissue is removed during breast lifting surgery.

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Breasts have an important role in women's psychology. After all breast surgeries, patients talk about renewed confidence, improved posture and other positive effects.

Are any scars left after breast lifting surgery?

The scarring in breast lifting surgery is around the nipple if the patient has small breasts with little sagging. If sagging is slightly more pronounced, it will go down the perimeter of the nipple and is lollipop shaped. In very severe sagging and large breast sizes, the scar takes an inverted T-shape around the nipple, going downward. The depths of these scars are more distinctive during the 3 months after the operation. After about a year, the scar turns into a thin white line. For this surgery, patients must decide for themselves whether they are happy to live with a small scar.

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When can the patient go back to normal life after a breast lift surgery?

After  surgery, patients can usually return home the same day. It is necessary to wear sports bras for 3 weeks. The post-operational period should be easy and pain-free. Showers are permitted after 48 hours and the patient can return to work after 4 days. Driving is allowed after 10 days. Swimming and sunshine can be enjoyed after 2 weeks and light exercise after 3 weeks. The sutures are dissolvable so do not need to be removed. There may be swelling, numbness in the nipple and slight bruising in early stages. This will disappear after a short time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main factors to be considered before a breast lift surgery?

We always recommend patients have a breast ultrasound before a breast a liftin operation. Patients should avoid using blood thinners such as aspirin and painkillers containing ibuprofen and flu medicine for at least one week before surgery. It is also recommended not to consume substances known as blood thinners such as Vitamin E ginseng, green tea, herbal teas and flax seeds. Patients should stop smoking at least one week before surgery.

Does breast lifting surgery prevent breastfeeding?

In breast lifting surgery, ducts are not disturbed as the nipples are not disconnected from the breasts. Having this operation therefore will not prevent breastfeeding.

In what kind of situations is a breast lifting surgery necessary, can sagging be eliminated only with implants?

Although it is not a common situation, it is possible to fill the breast tissue and lift the nipple to a slightly higher location. The purpose of breast prosthesis is not to lift the breast but to augment it only.

Are the results of breast lifting surgery permanent?

It is possible to obtain permanent results in breast lifting surgeries. The shape of the chest will set fully in the 3 months after surgery. In time,  the form may naturally change with aging and gravity. For the best longterm results, patients should maintain a healthy weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

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