Breast lift is a surgical operation where a surgeon changes the appearance of a person’s breasts. The medical name for a breast lift is mastopexy. The surgeon removes a portion of the patient’s breast skin and moulds the breast tissue around to lift the breasts. People seek breast lift operation mainly for two reasons:
- To get rid of the saggy appearance
- To fix nipples that point downward.
Though breast lift does not change the size of the breasts. Hence patients often go through a breast augmentation or a breast reduction while getting a breast lift. People often get a breast lift in order to elevate their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Most health insurance plans do not cover breast lift operation since it is considered as cosmetic surgery. That is why people often travel abroad to get this operation and operations regarding breast cosmetics. Turkey is a popular destination to get cosmetic operations. We, as esteGrande, offer high-quality service with an affordable price tag to international patients from all around the world.
The Reasons For Getting A Breast Lift Operation
As we age, our body starts changing. Our skin begins to lose elasticity with decreased collagen production and our breasts start losing their firmness. Indeed, there are often additional contributing factors to this change in breast appearance.
Pregnancy, for example, causes the breasts to become bigger and heavier for a period of time. This stretches the ligament structures around the breast and contributes to sagging. This happens even if you do not breastfeed your infant.
On top of that, repetitiously gaining and losing weight may result in your breast skin getting stretched. Thus, the skin will lose its elasticity. Also, gravity will take its toll over time too. Gravity pulls down the structures inside breasts all the time; this consistent pulling will cause sagging in ligaments over time.
With a breast lift operation, we can significantly reduce sagging while repositioning the nipples higher to get a more natural look. Also, we can shrink the size of the nipples during breast reduction too. This is sometimes necessary to maintain proportions.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Breast Lift?
Obviously, you might think about getting a breast lift if your breasts are sagging. A breast lift can restore their shape and volume, and you may be a good candidate if they became elongated or flattened. Or similarly, it may work for you if your nipples stay under your breast crease when not supported by a bra. This operation can fix nipples facing downwards or overstretched nipples too.
Every type of breast with any size is suitable for getting a breast lift surgery. Though, women with smaller breasts usually get better and longer-lasting results. Large breasts carry the risk of sagging again due to the reasons we mentioned earlier.
How Should I Get Ready For Breast Lift?
The first step towards restoring a more youthful breast appearance is booking a consultation with our doctor. Our doctor will inquire you about your expectations and goals to get a better idea about what to do. The doctor will ask if you also want a breast reduction or augmentation as well.
Also, the doctor will ask about your medical history and assess your general health. This will help us determine what we can and cannot do. We will explain the pros and cons of this operation, so you know what to expect out of your surgery. After giving you an idea about associated risks, outlook and recovery process after surgery, the doctor may require certain tests.
If you are a smoker, you will have to stop smoking a while before the operation. Smoking is highly detrimental for the recovery process of breast lift surgery, so this is quite important. And finally, you will have to avoid lifting heavy weights for around 4 to 6 weeks to reduce the risk of complications. esteGrande Instagram