The female breast is exposed to constantly changing hormonal influences over the years. After pregnancies with subsequent breastfeeding, following major weight fluctuations, or simply with increasing age, it often loses its fullness and resilience. With modern surgical tightening techniques, a sagging breast can regain its youthful shape. If the breast is sufficiently large, a breast lift can be performed. In the case of an overall very small breast, it is also advisable to insert an implant or to carry out a simultaneous autologous fat transplantation to enlarge the breast. If the breast is too big, a combination with a breast reduction can be recommended.
How does a breast lift work?
First of all, you will be thoroughly examined in a detailed personal consultation, allowing us to provide you with all information pertaining to surgery and postoperative expectations associated with your individualized breast lift surgery plan.
In order to carry out the procedure, a mammography or mammography ultrasound is required from the age of 40, or earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer. Depending on the condition of your skin and breast tissue, we will discuss which individual breast lift technique is best for you. Basically, the excess skin in the lower breast area is removed, thereby restoring typical characteristics of a youthful breast. Usually, the areola will be made smaller and raised. A breast lift alone has no effect on the size of the breast, as only excess skin is removed. Depending on the extent of the correction to be made, the scar varies, but it always runs around the areola and, in most cases, in the lower breast crease and later usually becomes almost invisible. The operation is carried out on either an outpatient or an inpatient basis depending on the scope.
What to expect after the breast lift?
As a rule, only minor pain is to be expected, which can be treated very well with painkillers as needed. In order to enable an optimal breast shape, our patients receive a special bra that supports the healing process. It should be worn day and night for the next 6 weeks. In order to additionally support wound healing, patients should not engage in any sporting activities for the first 4–6 weeks.
After about 2 weeks, the wounds will be completely healed, and the stitches can be pulled. Our patients then receive special scar creams from us that can be applied as required. The final breast shape is achieved after 3–4 months. Six months after the procedure, the scars fade, making them almost invisible in most cases.
Since a new pregnancy can again stress the breast very much, a breast lift is recommended after family planning has been completed.
More questions about breast lifts?
If you have any further questions, please contact us by phone or using our contact form. We would be happy to arrange a personal consultation in my office in Cham.
|1 – 2 hours
|Outpatient or 1–2 nights inpatient
|1–2 weeks; for heavy physical activity, 4–6 weeks
|14 – 20 days
|After approx. 6 weeks