Breast Lift


Breast Lift

Breast Lift operation also known as mastopexy lifts the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple and areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast.

Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that aims for lifting the breasts along with the adjustments such as reshaping. In time, breasts may lose their forms and some additional procedures may need to be done for reshaping. 

These problems may stem from genetics, pregnancies, aging, etc. However, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have a solution. Breast lift surgery can be personalized to the patient’s needs and more. Your surgeon will tell you about this issue.

In this article, we will learn about breast lift surgery in general, the benefits of breast lift surgery, and more.

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that aims to raise the breasts and reshape them. This procedure focuses on creating a youthful and symmetrical looking for the breasts - it can also call as elimination of breast asymmetry. 

During the mastopexy, the incisions will be made by the surgeon to remove excess fat and skin. The incision type may differ from patient to patient. Then, the reshaping and additional applications take place. After the breast lift surgery, incisions are closed and bandaged to support the raising of the breasts.

Some side effects may happen, and would likely disappear in time. If you feel the side effects such as pain and discomfort for a long time, you should consult your surgeon immediately.

Benefits of a Breast Lift Surgery

The benefits of a breast lift surgery are various, and include these:

  • Raising: The breast lift helps to raise the breasts as the name itself suggests. By applying the breast contour, the lifting process can be shaped.
  • Eliminate breast sagging: Breast lift surgery can help to eliminate breast sagging to create breast symmetry. Some additional applications such as breast ptosis can be applied to restore nipples and areola position.
  • Breast volume: With the help of breast lift, the breast volume can be increased to shape the overall breast appearance.

Choosing a Qualified Breast Lift Surgeon

Choosing a qualified breast lift surgeon is essential to have successful results and breast appearance. While looking for a qualified and experienced surgeon, you should consider some factors such as:

  • Qualification: The surgeon should have an official certificate that demonstrates that experience and expertise in aesthetic clinics - specializing in breast lift surgery is preferred.
  • Patient reviews: You can research through some communication channels such as official websites, clinic reviews, etc. 
  • Consultation: The surgeon that you chose should be open for a consultation so that you can share your expectations openly. 

Recovery and Aftercare Tips for Breast Lift Patients

After the breast lift surgery, there are some recovery and aftercare tips that you can consider. Here is a mini-list of these tips:

  • Following the surgeon’s instructions: After the surgery, your surgeon will give you some instructions that you need to be careful - like wearing a comfortable or supportive bra, medication list, etc.
  • Stay away from exercise: You should avoid exercising for some time after the breast lift surgery.
  • Staying at home: You should stay at home and rest after the surgery, and shouldn’t work for a planned time. Please note that you should stay away from doing chores as well.
  • Clothing: You should wear a supportive surgical bra and comfortable clothes and should stay away from tight clothes for a while. Seamless bras are mostly preferred.

Long-Term Results of a Breast Lift

After the breast lift surgery, long-term results can be achieved by following certain instructions. However, these long-term results may differ from patient to patient since factors such as age, aging, genetics, lifestyle, etc. Therefore, patients should follow the follow-up appointments to see whether there are changes or long-term successful results or not.

Also, some situations such as pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect the breast lift results. Because, during pregnancy, hormonal factors can be seen - along with the enlargement of the breast. You should be careful about this issue if you’re planning to have breast lift surgery.

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Opr. Dr. Cenk MelikoğluOperating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in Görele, in 1978. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003 and 2010, he did his specialization in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015, he worked as a guest lecturer in the American Hospital of Paris. When abroad, he especially focused on the transfer of free vascular lymph nodes for lymphedema treatment, in the field of microsurgery. He participated in numerous training and meetings in this area. There are more than 30 articles in the literature, which were published in national and international journals. Since 2016, he has been working in İzmir Özel Ekol ENT Hospital in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmology Clinic. He speaks English well. He is married and has one child. His special interests are; Breast Aesthetics & Dual-Plan Method, Aesthetic nose surgery, Lymphedema surgery, Endoscopic facial stretching, Aesthetic body shaping surgery (abdominal stretching, liposuction, aesthetic breast surgery), Hair transplantation with FUE method, Migraine surgery, Gynecomastia correction, Genital aesthetics (especially penis enlargement), Lymphedema Treatment (Laser Assisted, With Microcannula Lymph Protective Method), Penis Enlargement (Length & Thickness Combined Method), Migraine Surgery (Closed Method with Scopy). He was entitled to receive the "Proficiency Certificate" by being successful in the examination, which was held by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association in 2010. In 2015, he participated in a scientific competition by Gülhane Military Medical Academy with his study 'Saddle-nose deformity repair with micro-plate-adapted costal cartilage.’ He has won the first place in the field of surgical medicine. In 2018, he worked at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, USA for three months in April, May and June on advanced techniques on gender reassignment and penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.
Opr. Dr. Arif AydınHe graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He studied at Kaunas Medical Faculty between the years 2007 and 2008. He completed his specialization on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at Afyon Kocatepe University between the years 2009 and 2014. He has 5 original articles published in national and international scientific journals, and 13 verbal and written academic papers presented in national congresses. He continues the academic studies. He received the competence certificate of Turkish Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery after his success in the exam in 2016. He did well in European Plastic Surgery Competence Written Exam that took place in Brussels in 2019. Fields of Interest: Rhinoplasty Neck lift surgery, Face lift Surgery, Otoplasty, Tummy tuck, Liposuction, Breast augmentation / reduction / mastopexy, Gynecomastia, Genital aesthetics, Blepharoplasty, Lipoedema surgery, Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery), Fat injections 
Opr. Dr. Serkan Süleyman AslanHe graduated from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine in 1995. Between 2001 and 2007, he received his specialty training in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, İnönü University. He has 20 original articles published in domestic and foreign scientific journals, and 18 written and oral presentations presented in national and international congresses. He is a member of Izmir Medical Chamber and Aegean Region Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Association. Married and father of one child, Opr. Dr. Serkan Süleyman Aslan has a good command of English. Areas of interest: Rhinoplasty Eyelid aesthetic Facial rejuvenation (face-neck lift) prominent ear Breast aesthetics (enlargement, reduction, lift) Correction of gynecomastia Tummy tuck Arm - Thigh stretch genital aesthetics Liposuction (fat removal) Fat injections Body shaping (Hip aesthetic, BBL) Minimal aesthetic applications (filler-rope hanger- neurotoxin) Fractional laser applications Skin Tumors Facial Traumas Penis Enlargement Lengthening and Thickening (Combined Method) Gender Reassignment Surgeries

Frequently Asked Questions

Ekol Hospitals’ experienced team of 3 esthetic surgeons perform breast lifting procedures for years and are using the most updated methods. You can meet one of our surgeons and talk everything regarding your concerns and the methods they use.
Incision locations are particular to each patient, based on the amount of skin that requires removal. In the mildest breast lifts, the cut may lie around the upper part of the nipple areola. With more ambitious procedures, the incision may reach around the areola, downward vertically or even horizontally beneath the breast.
For several months following surgery, incisions can turn red and raised. Typically, these scars fade nicely over time. The final result depends on your individual capacity for healing. Silicone based gels also help.
Taking a minimum of five days off from work to recover is mostly recommended. After one week, you may resume non-strenuous activities, limiting lifting and stretching for an additional two weeks.
For young adults who are bothered by particularly droopy breasts, it may be beneficial to have a breast lift before pregnancy. In more subtle cases of breast droopiness, it's reasonable to wait until after children to have a breast lift.
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