Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

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The Effect of a Breast Lift

Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola. If your breasts are small or have lost volume - breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size.

The Breast Lift Procedure

A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the nipples.

Best Candidates for a Breast Lift

The best candidates for breast lift surgery are:
  • Women with drooping or sagging breasts common with aging or childbirth. The procedure yields best results for women with smaller breasts as larger breasts are heavier and the results are shorter lived.
  • Women with large areolas

Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Thick, wide scars; skin loss; infection. Unevenly positioned nipples. Permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.

The FAQ question "What are the risks of plastic and cosmetic surgery?" has additional details on risks and how to minimize them.

Surgery

Time required: 1-3 hours
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general.

Side Effects

Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness
Dry skin
Permanent scars

Breast Lift Recovery time
Back to work: 1 week or more
Strenuous activity: 1 month
Fading of scars: several months to a year

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.

Please Note:

The hospital makes every effort to assure the desired model and size of implant is in stock. However, our efforts to satisfy requests and changes on short notice may result in a short-term out-of-stock situation for a specific model and size. This may force us to postpone a procedure until the desired implants are re-ordered and received. Such postponements are rare and short, but they occasionally happen.
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