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Dr. Branislav Matejic / Breast lift

Breast lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is an operation that optimizes the shape of the breast. In this procedure breast tissue is simply lifted by removing excess skin and lifting the mammilla-areola complex, to result in a firm and young-looking breast.

Usually after pregnancies or breastfeeding periods, or after considerable weight losses, but also as a result of loss of skin elasticity as a sign of aging, breasts may start to sag (ptotic breasts), which is often considered unesthetic by the affected person. But also a large and heavy breast may over time result in a sagging of the skin.

Only few young women are eligible for this operation, which is mostly chosen by women in their forties or older. As a general rule, Dr. Matejic recommends to wait with this operation after any family planning has been completed, as another pregnancy may affect the shape of the breasts again. This operation does not affect the ability to breastfeed.

The patient should strive to achieve her optimal weight prior to the operation. The patient may also opt to combine this procedure with a breast augmentation with implants or a breast reduction. The surgical procedure and all potential complications will be explained to you. You can choose from a variety of surgical techniques similar to those of a breast reduction. The internal bra method has gained popularity due to the introduction of the OrbiShape method. This operation is performed (upon drawing auxiliary lines) under general anesthesia and lasts approx. 3.5 hours. Intraoperatively, only the excess skin and no other tissue will be removed, and the mammilla-areola complex will be lifted. The postoperative procedure is very similar to the one after a breast reduction. After removing the drainages and the fitting for a sports bra the next day, you may leave the clinic with an accompanying person. The sports bra is to be worn day and night for a period of 6 weeks. In order to minimize the risk of complications, it is immensely important to have the surgery performed by an experienced surgeon.

Treatment request

Summary

Duration of treatment: 3,5-4 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Pain: direct postoperative / very slight
Inability to work: 7 – 10 days
Effect: Immediately
Stitches: after 10-12 days
Durability: 3-5 years
Scars: later less visible / anchor cut
Stay: 1 day in hospital
Bra support: 6 weeks, day and night
Sportcare leave: 4 – 5 weeks

The procedure can be combined with tummy tuck and upper arm lift

Tummy tuck
Upper arm lift