Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
It’s normal for your breasts to start to sag, but you don’t have to accept it.
If you are concerned that your breasts are not as firm and pert as they used to be, and are finding your self-confidence is suffering, a Breast Lift can help you get back the contours of your younger self.
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is becoming increasingly more popular among women who are concerned that their breast are no longer as firm and as pert as they used to be.
A number of factors, such as loss of the skin’s elasticity, natural aging, pregnancy, breast-feeding or weight-loss, can all have a negative effect on your contours, leaving your breasts saggy, even when you are satisfied with the actual size of your bust.
Regain your more youthful and attractive figure
During the operation, excess skin is removed from the breasts, to reshape, firm and raise the breasts, and the nipples and areolas are repositioned.
The nipples and areolas remain connected to the blood and nerve supply throughout the procedure, so you should experience no loss of sensitivity after your breast lift surgery.
If you like, implants can be inserted to increase the size of the breasts, as in Breast Enhancement Surgery.
Breast Lift Surgery is not exactly cheap, which is why getting treatment abroad is becoming such a growing trend.
Thousands of women are choosing to get affordable Breast Lift Surgery abroad.
If you are thinking about travelling abroad within Europe for breast lift surgery, the cheapest locations to consider are Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Spain. Turkey is also becoming a very popular destination.
US residents often choose to go to South and Central America, especially Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Columbia
Often, simply due to infrastructure costs, cosmetic breast lift surgery can be between 40% and 60% cheaper, for the same quality and level of service. Especially big savings can also be made further afield, in Thailand, India, or South Korea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I benefit from breast lift surgery?
Generally, women who opt for a breast lift are happy with the actual size of their breasts, but what is bothering them is that they are not as firm as they once were. Their breasts may have become saggy and the nipples may point downwards. The breasts can also be lop-sided and uneven. This can lead some women to feel as though they look older or less desirable. If this sounds like you, then you may benefit from cosmetic surgery, and the increased confidence that often comes with it.
You may also find that as you have got older, your breasts have lost some of their volume as well as their firmness, perhaps due to weight-loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding. In these instances, your cosmetic surgeon can often combine a lift with breast enhancement surgery, inserting implants during the procedure.
It is important that if you are considering getting a breast lift, your expectations are realistic. There will be scarring, as it is a surgical procedure.
What happens during surgery?
There are various ways that a breast lift is performed. One of the more common ways uses three incisions, one around the areola, one vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the natural crease below the breast, and one more horizontally along the breast crease. Sometimes the vertical incision is not necessary. Different methods do exist, and new techniques are constantly developed, so your cosmetic surgeon will discuss with you the best procedure for your individual circumstances.
You can expect to need to spend one night in the clinic after your breast lift.
Will breast lift surgery make my breasts bigger as well as firmer and more youthful-looking?
Breast lift surgery is not intended to enlarge the breasts. However it is certainly possible to combine a lift with a breast enlargement, and it certainly can make sense, if you are considering both, to get them both at the same time. This can reduce scarring, and save you both recovery time and often money as well.
But it is important to understand that the breast lift is a different procedure to breast augmentation.
Are there risks involved in breast lift surgery?
As with any surgery, there is a risk attached to the procedure. However, the risks are very low.
Most women experience no complications, and are delighted with the results. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to discuss any risks, and determine whether this treatment is suitable for your individual case.
How long will it take me to recovery after surgery?
For approximately one month after your operation, you should avoid lifting and bending, and you will require a support bra for around a month and a half.
It is usually okay to return to (non-strenuous) work within two or three weeks after the breast lift, while mild exercise can often be resumed in as little as four weeks.
Stitches will usually be removed within two weeks.
Following your surgery, scarring should be minimal, and will be easily concealed. There are very good scar creams available that help to minimise the appearance of scars, although you should not start to use them until advised that it is alright by you cosmetic surgeon.
How much does breast lift surgery cost?
Prices can vary quite considerably! Getting your Breast Lift Surgery abroad is often between 50% and 70% cheaper.
Extremely competitive prices are available in South and Central America, which is particularly convenient for US residents, but great for anyone wanting to combine a holiday in the sun with savings on state of the art cosmetic surgery! Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Argentina, anyone…?
For UK and other European residents, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic are an excellent option. Or why not Spain, Cyprus, or maybe Turkey?