Every woman dreams of having firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing breasts. Meanwhile, many external factors affect the shape of the breasts, their size, and the extent of its erection.
Breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that is surgically performed to restore sagging breast tissue. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine look, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively.
Breast sagging arises as a result of several factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding or even due to age and gravity that affects the breasts negatively, giving an unwanted look to the whole chest area.
During a Breast Lift operation, a specialist can greatly control the extent of breast augmentation or reduction and change the location and size of the areola.
Am I Eligible for A Breast Lift?
The best way to know whether or not Breast Lift Surgery is the most suitable option for you is to ask one of our qualified cometic surgeons. Yet, we can provide with some key points that lead you towards deciding the best for you.
- Are your breasts sagging due to the natural process of aging?
- Do you have a history of small, asymmetrical saggy breasts in your family members?
- Have your breasts changed in shape after giving birth or breastfeeding for long time?
It is preferable to finish breastfeeding completely before the breast lift operation. Breast lift is not recommended if you haven’t finished breastfeeding yet or are considering breastfeeding again because the sagging may return.
Before Breast Lift Surgery
1. We recommend you do the medical laboratory tests required by our cosmetic surgeons prior to Breast Lift Surgery.
2. You must quit smoking at least one month before the operation.
3. You should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages two weeks before Breast Lift Surgery.
4. During the examination, you can provide the doctor with all health information, chronic diseases such as pressure or diabetes, and medical conditions in the family such as breast cancer.
5. You must also provide the doctor with all information and reports on any previous operations you have performed.
6. Not to take blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
7. Stay away from blood-thinning drinks such as green tea or ginger.
8. Our plastic surgeon explains all the stages of the surgery and helps the patient to set realistic expectations for the recovery phase after a facelift.
Breast Lift Surgery stages
- Breast Lift Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, to ensure patient comfort and achieve better results.
- The surgeon makes a surgical incision from the areola area and towards the bottom (breast folds) so that the doctor can get rid of the excess skin that causes sagging and tighten the chest area
In patients who suffer from excessive sagging of the breasts, a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation or reduction may be the right option, in addition to prosthesis under the breast to give a more straight and aesthetic appearance.
After Breast Lift Surgery
- Stick to the pain relievers and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.
- Wear a medical bra in the first period after the operation and soft bras afterwards.
- Stay away from strenuous activities and lifting heavy things during the first two weeks after the Breast Lift Surgery
- Don’t engage in sexual activity during the first two weeks after the operation.
- Avoid smoking after the operation to maintain good oxygen delivery to the skin and to ensure recovery in a short period of time.
- Sleep on the back to avoid any direct pressure on the breasts.
- Consult your doctor on when to do some daily activities such as taking a shower.
- Adhere to a healthy diet after the operation and don’t gain much weight.
Frequently Asked Questions After Breast Lift Surgery
1. How long does Breast Lift Surgery take?
The process takes from one and a half to three hours, depending on the case.
2. How long does it take to recover after Breast Lift Surgery?
In most cases, it is possible to carry out daily activities and return to normal life two or three weeks after the operation.
3. What is the ideal timing for a Breast Lift Procedure?
Our doctors recommend that you postpone your breast lift if you are considering pregnancy, childbearing or breastfeeding anytime soon.
If you are considering the procedure but you are in the process of breastfeeding, we advise you to wait 3-6 months until the physiology of the milk-producing glands returns to normal and completely stops producing milk.
4. Does the face-lift procedure leave scars and do the stitches disappear?
At Trust Care, our doctors are keen to be completely transparent with the patient, and therefore to ensure satisfactory results that increase the patient’s confidence in himself and our staff as well. In this context, we must clarify a few facts after the operation, including the possibility of minor scars under the breast folds. During the first year after the operation, the scars look paler and more inconspicuous, and they can easily be hidden under the bra.
5. Is Breast Lift Surgery painful?
Breast lift surgery is painless as it is performed under general anaesthesia. Trust Care also provides you with a stay in the hospital under the supervision of the nursing staff, and the doctor prescribes painkillers after the operation to avoid any possible pain.
6. Can Breast Augmentation be performed at the same time as a Breast Lift?
Silicone breast augmentation can be performed with a breast lift at the same time for women who suffer from a significant loss of breast volume. The results of breast lift and augmentation vary greatly, so during the examination, the doctor evaluates the degree of sagging and the size of the breast and discusses with you the final result.