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What is Breast Lifting Surgery?

Breast lifting, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at lifting and reshaping the breasts to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have experienced sagging or drooping breasts due to factors such as aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or genetics.

Here’s an overview of how breast lifting surgery is typically performed:

  1. Consultation: Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, and medical history. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s breast anatomy, skin elasticity, degree of sagging, and nipple position to determine the most suitable approach for the breast lift.

  2. Anesthesia: Breast lifting surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient’s preferences and the extent of the procedure.

  3. Incisions: The surgeon will make discreet incisions on the breasts, typically around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) and possibly extending vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, or horizontally along the breast crease. The length and pattern of the incisions will depend on the extent of the breast lift and the amount of excess skin to be removed.

  4. Tissue Reshaping: After making the incisions, the surgeon will reshape the breast tissue, reposition the nipples to a more youthful height, and lift the breasts to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Any excess skin may be removed to achieve a firmer, more toned breast contour.

  5. Nipple Repositioning: If necessary, the surgeon may also reposition the nipples to a higher, more central location on the breast mound to achieve a more balanced and natural appearance.

  6. Skin Redraping: The remaining skin is carefully redraped over the newly reshaped breasts and tightened to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

  7. Closure: Once the desired correction has been achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures, and any necessary dressings or bandages are applied to protect the surgical sites.

  8. Recovery: After the procedure, patients typically experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and supportive garments such as a surgical bra. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to facilitate proper healing and optimize results.

Breast lifting surgery can provide significant improvements in the appearance of the breasts, restoring confidence and allowing individuals to feel more comfortable in clothing and their overall body image. However, it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in mastopexy to ensure the best possible outcome. Reputable institutions with experience in breast lifting surgery, such as the Istanbul Aesthetic Center (IAC), can provide added assurance and peace of mind during your journey toward achieving firmer, more youthful breasts.

If breasts have drooped and lost volume due to birth giving, breast feeding, putting on and losing weight and genetic reasons, YES, you may go under a “Breast Lifting Surgery”.

You had better share all your expectations and concerns with your doctor. During examination, you should reply to any questions to be asked about your general health condition in details and inform your doctor about your past diseases and medications you use.

Your surgery to be carried out in our hospital will be performed under sedation/ local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The approximate duration is 2-2.5 hours, you will need to stay at the hospital for an overnight.

You will be examined and informed by an anesthesia doctor before the breast augmentation surgery. Blood diluent medications, vitamins and factors affecting anesthesia such as alcohol and smoking should be discontinued starting from the date foreseen by your doctor.

At the early period of post-surgery, you may have mild pain but this period is gone through easily with prescribed painkillers in general. Controls take place at the 3rd and 7th days. You will need to use a bra special for you for 1month. You should abstain from sports requiring severe arm movements for 2 months.