Breast lift surgery is a treatment performed on individuals who have sagging and discomfort in their breasts. The reasons for sagging may be weight gain and loss, cessation of sports activities, breastfeeding, childbirth, gravity, or genetic factors. In particular, during the pregnancy and breastfeeding process, the breast tissue grows, and the breast skin expands. When the breastfeeding process is completed, the breast tissue shrinks as the hormones balance out, but the elasticity of the breast skin may not be sufficient compared to the breast tissue, resulting in a saggy breast appearance. In addition, gravity has a significant effect on breast sagging. When the undergarments that support the breasts are not used correctly, the breasts are affected by gravity and sag. Individuals experiencing breast sagging due to these reasons may choose to undergo breast lift surgery. As a result, an attempt is made to give a more upright and aesthetic appearance to the breasts depending on the condition of the breast.
How is Breast Lift Surgery Performed?
Breast lift surgery is a procedure that involves removing excess skin and lifting the breast tissue to restore the appearance of sagging breasts and nipples. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and the technique used is determined based on the current state of the breast and the desired size after the procedure. Before the surgery, the breast is marked with specific measurements. The incisions are made along these markings, and the lifting is performed using these lines as a guide. The surgery typically takes between 3-4 hours.
Will There be Scarring?
Breast lift surgery is a procedure that can provide good results if done correctly. However, it is impossible to perform the surgery without leaving some degree of scarring. The amount of scarring varies depending on the patient’s breast tissue and the technique used. An incision is made around the circumference of the nipple and extends down to the bottom of the breast. In traditional techniques, the incision continues under the breast to create a fold, which can leave a visible scar. However, newer techniques may not leave an incision under the breast. The visibility of the scars depends on the patient’s healing process. Some patients may have faint scars, while others may experience brown or red discoloration.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery is ideal for individuals with advanced levels of sagging breasts who are not bothered by the resulting scarring. The surgery is typically performed on individuals over the age of 18, but it is recommended that it be performed after pregnancy if not urgent. Patients who are not breastfeeding are eligible for the procedure. If you have recently stopped breastfeeding, it is recommended that you wait for at least one year before undergoing surgery.
Before Breast Lift Surgery:
-Before surgery, a mammogram is taken to identify problem areas.
-The patient’s blood is tested to check for anemia. If there is anemia, the operation may be postponed.
-The degree of breast sagging is determined before the operation.
-Information about the recommended postoperative clothing is provided.
-If the patient is a regular exerciser, they will be informed of the need to take a break from exercise.
After Breast Lift Surgery:
-After the breast lift operation, the patient is examined and monitored, and the development of edema in the breasts is expected and does not pose a concern.
-The patient is informed about the dressing process.
-For about a month after the surgery, a sports bra should be worn.
-Alcohol and smoking should be avoided for at least three weeks as they can delay wound healing.
-The patient should refrain from strenuous exercise or lifting weights for a period of time. Light walking that does not cause strain is allowed.
-Care should be taken to limit arm movement.
-About a week after the surgery, the patient can gradually return to their normal routine following the doctor’s instructions.
What are the advantages of Breast Lift Surgery?
-It enables you to have a healthy appearance that you desire.
-You will feel psychologically relieved.
-You can easily choose the clothes you want to wear, which boosts your self-confidence.
-This change in yourself helps you to be happier and more energetic.
-After surgery, you can breastfeed your baby comfortably without damaging your milk ducts.
-Although the recovery process after surgery takes 4 months, you can return to your normal life after a week.
-You can be discharged on the same day of the surgery. This means that you will have stayed in the hospital for a short time.
Breast Lift Surgery Prices
A doctor’s examination is required before breast lift surgery. Factors such as the condition of the breast, the hospital where the surgery is performed, the tests conducted, and the doctor’s preference affect the price. You can contact us for more detailed information.