Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Weight loss or fluctuations, aging process, childbirth, and breastfeeding can cause saggy breasts (ptosis). Many women who have saggy breasts seek a remedy for this problem which affects their self-confidence negatively. The remedy is breast lift surgery that helps to raise their saggy breasts. Breast lift surgery or mastopexy is an operation that changes the breasts’ saggy shape. The main aim of this surgery is to give the patient’s breasts shape more natural looking, youthful and firmness. Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It lasts between 2 to 3 hours. The only disadvantage of this procedure is the permanent incision lines, but there is no other solution for severe breast sagging. However, the scars usually fade and do not go out of the around of breasts. The scars usually fade considerably and heal within 4 to 6 months after surgery. Also, there are three incision techniques in breast lift surgery depending on breast structure and degree of sagging.


Post-operative Period

  • The First Few Days After Surgery     

    • You can experience some dizziness and nausea in the first hours after the surgery, but these kinds of complaints reduce gradually. 

    • You can stand up the same day of surgery, but you should move slowly in order to not stretch your surgical areas. 

    • To stop pains, some medications are given to you.

    • There is a noticeable change after the breast lift. 

    • After this surgery, your breasts are covered with bandages. Also, you should wear a sports bra over these bandages. 

    • Since the routine doctor check is important after the surgery, patients coming from outside the city should stay in the city for 5 days.

  • Daily Life, Activities, and Work Life

    • After discharging from the hospital, you can do many things without stretching your arms. You can go back to your social life and daily activities approximately in 7 days. In order to start to work again, please wait nearly for 7 to 10 days.
  • Breast Lift Results

    • The result of this surgery is permanent. The incision scars are pale in comparison to the aesthetic and physical problems caused by saggy breasts.
    • Breast sagging may be seen again due to pregnancy, body structure or extreme weight fluctuations. Therefore, it is a good bet to have breast lift surgery in a period when you not plan to have a child and you balance your weight.
  • Appearance

    • One of the greatest disadvantages of this operation is the incision scarts, but there is no another solution for severe breast sagging. However, the incision scars in the breast become obscure in time.
    • The scars usually obscure and heal after 4 to 6 months