Factors such as the aging process, pregnancies, lactation, weight gain or loss and also hormonal fluctuations can lead to the shape of the breasts changing. A breast lift (mastopexy) can help to strengthen the chest and improve the body contours
Before surgery, please tell your doctor about any allergies, any pre-existing conditions, and any medications you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). To eliminate the possibility of postoperative bleeding, you should discontinue medications such as aspirin or brufen two weeks prior to surgery. If you are suffering from hypertension, you should inform your specialist before surgery. Reduction of alcohol and nicotine 2 weeks before and after the operation Overweight to eliminate by diet (reduction of the body weight immediately after surgery can lead to a renewed relaxation of the breast tissue. During your detailed consultation, please discuss all your expectations and possible results of the procedure.
Breast lift procedure
During surgery, the surgeon removes excess skin and tightens the remaining skin. The surgeon lifts and fills the breast to make the desired result. This is done by marking a new nipple position. Your surgeon then performs a cut along the marked areas and separates the skin from the tissue. The excess fat is removed from the breast, the position of the nipple displaced and the new breast shape modeled. The incision usually takes place around the nipple and under the surface of the breast. If you have also decided to use implants for breast tightening, you will be placed directly under the breast tissue or the breast muscle.
Breast lift - The facts
Usually one night
time of surgery
Basically immediately / in individual cases after several days
unable to work
Depending on the healing process 14 days to 3 weeks
4 - 6 days wearing a compression bandage
4 - 6 weeks wearing a compression bra
For 6 - 8 weeks no direct sunlight of the scar
For 6 weeks no sports activities Use of creams for scar care Removal of drainage after 1 - 3 days.
Removal of the threads after 10 - 20 days or use of self-resolving threads.
After that, you are fit for ordinary and professional activities.
Risks and possible complications in breast lift
After bleeding, bruises, swelling, thrombi, sensitivity in the area of the nipple, infections
When you wake up after surgery, your chest will be covered with elastic bandages. Drains are placed so that the wound fluid can flow off. The extent of postoperative swelling and bruising depends on whether you are prone to bruising. Every person is different. The use of cold compresses will reduce and alleviate swelling and discomfort. A few days after the operation the pressure bandages will be removed. The surgical bra must be worn for several weeks. Until the swellings and bruises disappear. Normally the seams are removed in the first week. In individual cases, self-resolving seams are used. If the skin is very dry after the operation, a moisturizer can be used several times a day. Vitamin E cream is very effective and also helps in the healing of the skin, but the seam area has to be kept dry. For the first few months, it is important to avoid strenuous activities such as lifting and stretching. Since this increases the risk of scarring. In the first days after your stay in the clinic, you may need help to buy your food, for example. At this point, we again point out that the scars will be permanent. These will be red within the first 3-6 months, then gradually paler, sometimes fading into thin white lines. In most cases it is always tried to position the scars asconcealed as possible.
After bleeding, bruises, swelling, thrombi, sensitivity in the area of the nipple, infections As with all surgical procedures, there are also risks here. Each of our specialists is always eager to reduce these risks to the absolute minimum! The most common risks are swelling, bleeding, bleeding, infection, scars, numbness or a change in sensation to the nipples. The most common risks especially in this operation is damage to the nerves and the blood flow of the nipples. In some cases this could lead to a loss of sensation in the nipples. Future breastfeeding can lead to breast reduction. Scars fade constantly but the numbness in the nipples can last up to 12 months. Pregnancy and breastfeeding influence the outcome. It is therefore recommended to have an operation for breast reduction or breast tightening carried out only after family planning has been completed.
Breast lift vs. liposuction
If the breasts are not too big and the skin has a good elasticity, liposuction can be a good alternative. This is particularly useful in women who want to avoid scars. It is possible that this technique maintains the ability to breastfeed. This technique is the most common method for performing breast reduction in patients who have, for example, a DD size. A very large breast basically requires the conventional method of breast reduction.