Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, is an ideal solution for correcting the droopiness and sagging of breasts, typically a result of loss of elasticity that comes with aging, considerable weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding – hereditary can also play a part, as in some cases it may happen that sagging breasts are common amongst other women in the family.
Surgical breast lifts are common and performed by our experienced BeautyHungary plastic surgeons on a regular basis, giving our patients renewed confidence and pride in their femininity. If you have drooping breasts or are not satisfied with their profile and would like to benefit from a breast lift operation, don't hesitate to contact us ; our plastic surgeons will be happy to assist you.
Note: A breast lift operation will not make your breasts bigger or smaller. If you would like to increase or decrease breast size, consider a breast augmentation or breast size reduction surgery.
Feel free to ask any questions you have regarding breast procedures, we will thoroughly answer each of them.
Before the breast lift surgery
Before undergoing a breast lift surgery and making any final decision you have to consult with our plastic surgeon and discuss the procedure in details what result you can expect. A lab test and a chest X-Ray will also be carried out either at our Plastic Clinic or at your home country, and send us your results before the surgery.
Before opting to undergo the breast lift surgery there are some considerations that must be taken into account.
- must be in sound mental and physical health
- candidates must have realistic expectations
- must be at least 18 years of age
Your surgeon will set strict guidelines in regards to not smoking, using aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs prior to surgery.
The breast lift procedure and types of incisions
The surgical breast lift operation is performed in the surgeon's office and can take up to 2 hours.
Your plastic surgeon may use a number of different incisions depending on the shape and size of your breasts, the positioning of the areola, and the skin quality and elasticity. Your surgeon will inform you about the technique he will use for your procedure and precisely how the incision will be made. Breast lift surgery requires general anesthetic.
Incision types that a surgeon is likely to use are:
- areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
- areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease
The breasts and nipples are reshaped and the excess skin is removed.
Every case is unique and needs different type of incision. During your personal consultation with the plastic surgeon, he will explain to you where he has to make incision and what result you can expect. Once the incision has been made the surgeon trims away the excess skin, lifts the tissue of the breast, then raises and sutures it into the desired position. The areola and nipple are then repositioned and sutured in their place.
Variations in breast lifting technique
The type of incision made in your breast lift surgery procedure may vary, depending on the size of your breasts, degree of sagging, and size of areolas - these are all important factors that your plastic surgeon will take into account before determining the breast lift technique that best suits you.
In some cases a surgeon may be able to avoid making a horizontal incision under the breast. Again, depending on the factors, the surgeon may not need to make the horizontal or the vertical incision that goes from the edge of the areola down to the breast crease.
Instead, a modified technique may be used if you are a suitable candidate; these are all issues you should discuss with your plastic surgeon.
Are You a Good Candidate for Breast lift surgery?
The ideal candidate for breast lift surgery is emotionally and physically healthy, well-informed, with realistic expectations. To be an eligible candidate, one must be over 18 years old. The outcome of breast lift surgery will depend on couple of individual factors, such as age, skin elasticity, muscle tone, weight, and overall health.
Breast lift surgery complications
Breast lift surgery is no different than any other surgery in that there are associated complications, although these are somewhat reduced when pre and post-operative guidelines are adhered to.
Some of the complications that may result can include but are not limited to:
- sensitivity of the breasts and nipples
- scarring remains visible after the surgery
- there may be some discoloration
- persistent pain
- allergies to suture or tape
After the breast lift surgery you will be given a comprehensive list of pre and post-operative guideline to adhere to, in order to reduce the risk of complications occurring, allowing for a smooth and faster recovery.
Recovering from a breast lift surgery
The recovery time for a breast lift procedure is short and the results are visible from the very first day.
After the surgery you can usually return to work within a few days and also participate in typical everyday activities, unless a breast augmentation is performed simultaneously, then it may be two weeks before normal activities can be resumed.
A breast lift surgical procedure may result in the patient experiencing other complications; your surgeon will discuss these with you prior to the operation. Our plastic surgeons are multi-lingual and will make sure you are fully informed about every aspect of the operation.
After the breast lift surgery, special bandages or bras are worn until your breasts heal. Many women find that the benefits of a breast lift procedure far outweigh the risks and are soon wearing their favorite clothes again.
Breast lift surgery costs
The breast lift surgery cost includes a personal consultation with your plastic surgeon, general anesthesia, surgery, an overnight stay at the clinic, medications, and post-surgical controls, transfer between airport-hotel-clinic and two special bras (white, black or beige) which you have to wear for a few weeks after breast lift surgery.
Surgical breast lifts are very popular and an increasingly number of women are choosing this type of procedure. If you are dissatisfied with the profile and shape of your breasts and are ready to make some improvements, BeautyHungary will be happy to help you make your dreams come true.