What is Breast Lift ?
Women’s breasts change in shape and lose the skin elasticity with increasing age. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can also result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, gravity and heredity.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape the breasts and support the new breast contour. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, patients achieve a more youthful breast contour. Stretched and large areola can also be reduced with breast lift surgery.
Things to consider for Breast-lift:
- The procedure takes about 1-2 hours to perform, depending on the extent of surgery.
- Your breasts will be bandaged or placed in a special surgical bra after surgery and most patients are permitted to begin wearing underwire bras again after about 8 weeks.
- Most patients experience some soreness and swelling after breast lift surgery. They should gradually subside over the first several months.
- Expect to sleep on your back for the first few weeks or more after surgery. If you sleep on your side or stomach, invest in some extra pillows to help keep you from turning over.
- Many patients return to work within the first week after breast lift surgery.
- You will need to limit exercise other than walking for the first 2-6 weeks.
- Be sure to follow all instructions given by your doctor after the procedure.
- Type of anaesthesia: General
- Where you should have the surgery: In a full-fledged hospital
- Duration of the surgery: 2-3 hours
- Hospitalization: 1 night
- Hotel stay after the surgery: 4 nights
- Total stay in Turkey: 6 nights
- Return to work: 1-2 weeks