Breast Lıft (Mastopexy)

In women, sagging breasts due to aging, childbirth, gaining and losing weight is the most frequent problem that negatively effects the body-image perception.

To correct sagging breasts, two procedures are performed, together or in different sessions.

These procedures are:

  • Mastopexy  (hanging up the breasts to correct sagging)
  • Breast augmentation with silicone breast implants

When the main problem is emptiness of breast, then breast augmentation with implants is done together with correction of sagging. If the patient has good amount of breast tissue but with sagging, then reshaping and lifting of the breast is adequate.

The operations in which breast lifting and breast augmentation with implants are applied together, are the most technically demanding operations of plastic surgery.

Breast Lıft (Mastopexy)

In women, sagging breasts due to aging, childbirth, gaining and losing weight is the most frequent problem that negatively effects the body-image perception.

To correct sagging breasts, two procedures are performed, together or in different sessions.

These procedures are:

  • Mastopexy  (hanging up the breasts to correct sagging)
  • Breast augmentation with silicone breast implants

When the main problem is emptiness of breast, then breast augmentation with implants is done together with correction of sagging. If the patient has good amount of breast tissue but with sagging, then reshaping and lifting of the breast is adequate.

The operations in which breast lifting and breast augmentation with implants are applied together, are the most technically demanding operations of plastic surgery.

Who is a good candidate for breast lift surgery?

You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if:

    • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
    • You are non-smoker
    • Your breasts are sagging or have lost shape and volume
    • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
    • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
    • Your nipples and areolas point downward
    • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
    • One breast is lower than the other

Who is a good candidate for breast lift surgery?

You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if:

    • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
    • You are non-smoker
    • Your breasts are sagging or have lost shape and volume
    • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
    • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
    • Your nipples and areolas point downward
    • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
    • One breast is lower than the other

BREAST LIFTING FAQ’s

How long does the procedure take? 

The procedure takes around 2 – 3 hours.

Can I breastfeed after breast lifting?

It is possible to breast feed after breast lift, but the procedure can effect the amount of milk production. There is always risk of sensory change to the nipple and changes in your ability to make milk and breastfeed when you do any surgery on the breast. There have been studies showing any type of breast surgery (biopsy, augmentation, lift, reduction) can cause change in the amount of milk production. We recommend you to have done with childbirth, if breast feeding is important for you. 

Breast lift vs breast augmentation: How to tell which is needed?

To find the answer of this question, you need to remember that; breast augmentation will make your breasts bigger and will give more volume, while mastopexy will raise the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape the breasts. If you don’t have enough volume, and you want bigger breasts at the same time with lifting, it is possible to combine mastopexy with silicone implants. In some suitable patients, it is also possible to lift the breasts with silicone implants without additional scarring. So, the best and the most suitable operation plan will be decided with you and your surgeon depending on your breasts’ anatomy, your expectations and your needs. 

How long should I stay at the hospital after breast lifting?

After breast lifting operation, our patients spend one night at the hospital. One day after the operation we discharge our patients after we check and inform them about their operation, after care and usage instructions of medicines.

Should I wear a sports bra after breast lifting?

We recommend our patients to wear sports bra for 6 weeks. The compression provided by these bras during the initial healing process helps ensure that incisions heal correctly and the breasts stay properly positioned.

When could I be able to return to my normal life?

Generally patients can resume their social life after 7-10 days. They must avoid lifting heavy things, elevating their arms for at least 6 weeks. They must avoid exercises and stretching exercises for at least 8 weeks. 

 

BREAST LIFTING FAQ’s

How long does the procedure take? 

The procedure takes around 2 – 3 hours.

Can I breastfeed after breast lifting?

It is possible to breast feed after breast lift, but the procedure can effect the amount of milk production. There is always risk of sensory change to the nipple and changes in your ability to make milk and breastfeed when you do any surgery on the breast. There have been studies showing any type of breast surgery (biopsy, augmentation, lift, reduction) can cause change in the amount of milk production. We recommend you to have done with childbirth, if breast feeding is important for you. 

Breast lift vs breast augmentation: How to tell which is needed?

To find the answer of this question, you need to remember that; breast augmentation will make your breasts bigger and will give more volume, while mastopexy will raise the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape the breasts. If you don’t have enough volume, and you want bigger breasts at the same time with lifting, it is possible to combine mastopexy with silicone implants. In some suitable patients, it is also possible to lift the breasts with silicone implants without additional scarring. So, the best and the most suitable operation plan will be decided with you and your surgeon depending on your breasts’ anatomy, your expectations and your needs. 

How long should I stay at the hospital after breast lifting?

After breast lifting operation, our patients spend one night at the hospital. One day after the operation we discharge our patients after we check and inform them about their operation, after care and usage instructions of medicines.

Should I wear a sports bra after breast lifting?

We recommend our patients to wear sports bra for 6 weeks. The compression provided by these bras during the initial healing process helps ensure that incisions heal correctly and the breasts stay properly positioned.

When could I be able to return to my normal life?

Generally patients can resume their social life after 7-10 days. They must avoid lifting heavy things, elevating their arms for at least 6 weeks. They must avoid exercises and stretching exercises for at least 8 weeks. 

 

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General FAQ’S

How Can I Book My Surgery?

Once you have sent an enquiry to us, you will be contacted by one of our representatives. Your representative will provide information about the procedure that you are interested in and answer any questions you may have. Your representative will also arrange an online consultation for you with Dr. Surmeli and he/she will show your photos/videos and medical history. After Doctor’s online evaluation, he will give his advises and make an initial operation plan if the patient is suitable both physically and psychologically. And the representative will inform you about the plan, details of the operation, healing, etc. You will also be provided with details on the available dates, required accommodation duration, packages & costs, and possible extras. Once you set a date with your representative we book your appointment after you send the flight details and passport information.

What Are the Options For International Patients?

For our international patients we are offering packages including hotel and transfers between airport-hotel-clinic. We accommodate our patients near hotels to our hospital to reach them easily and to avoid spending time in traffic. We currently have a 4-star and a 5-star hotel options. As we have agency collaborations with the hotels, we usually provide better quotes for our patients than the hotel does. You can get detailed information from your representatives about hotels and prices.

The patients who will arrange their own accommodation and transportation, should inform their representatives about their accommodate addresses before they arrive Istanbul. We strongly recommend those patients to arrange close accommodates to our hospital. Please note, Istanbul is bigger than you see on the map. So, please consult to your representative before arrange/book your accommodation.

We strongly recommend bringing a companion and even make obligatory in some operations. In case there is no chance to bring a companion with you, we offer private duty nursing service for our international patients. Our licensed practice nurse will assist you with basic needs such as going to the bathroom, having meals, changing clothes and dressings and will stay overnight. Please contact your representative for details and prices.

What is Included in the Price, and What Are the Possible Extras?

Our price includes;

  • Pre and Post operative medical examinations, blood tests.
  • Hospital accommodation (Private room, amenities listed below) 
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for the patient and for one companion
    • 24/7 nursing and translators
    • All needed post operative treatments and medications
    • Free Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Private Bathroom, Security Box, Fridge, Kettle, Free Water, Tea and Coffee
  • All needed medicines
  • 1 pair compressive garments (If a liposuction, tummy tuck or other body surgeries are performed)
  • 1 pcs medical sports bra (If a breast surgery is performed)
  • BBL pillow (If BBL or gluteal implant is performed)
  • Check ups

If you pick our package, our package also includes;

  • Hotel accommodation (Breakfast Included)
  • Transfers between hospital-hotel-airport with our private vehicle

Possible Extras

  • Our package for Mommy Makeover covers up to 2 nights hospital stay. Hospital stays after 2 nights are for extra fee.
  • T3, T4, TSH Tiroid function tests are for extra fee. These tests are only required if a patient has tiroid problem.
  • Blood transfusion. In some combining body contouring procedures patient might need blood transfusion for faster mobilizing and for keeping hemogram value in appropriate levels.
  • Our package covers one pieces of all needed types of compressive garments. Additional compressive garments are for extra fee.

PS: Please consult your representatives for possible extras