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Breast lifting

Breast lifting: regain your youthful look

The breasts are what defines a woman's feminine body shape, they are the indication of beauty and the symbol of motherhood.
But with age or after pregnancy, a woman's body changes, and this change can be negative, you can develop unwanted fat and skin that can cause sagginess and this is particularly the case for your breasts.
Breast lifting is one of the breast solutions for this problem; it is a cosmetic surgery that is suited for all women who want to reshape their chest to gain a better, younger and healthier looking body.
Today we will talk about the breast lifting procedure and answer it's most important questions such like how is breast ptosis characterized? What are its origins? And what is the appropriate treatment?

How much does breast lifting procedure costs?

Breast lifting is one of the most common procedures in the world for women; it's famous due it's high level of efficiency and level of success.
But before undergoing it, you should know weather the procedure is budget friendly or not, Medespoir is here to give you the best possible price you can find on the market.
Medespoir offers you the breast lifting in Tunisia at a very affordable price, this is due to our all-inclusive deal that covers:

  • Your hotel room at a top-quality hotel.
  • Operation related transportation.
  • The doctors payment.
  • Medication costs.

With our all-inclusive deal it's easy to see why many people choose our agency to undergo any and all cosmetic procedures.
The Medespoir family invites you to come and have breast lifting at our clinic.

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What is breast Ptosis?

Breast ptosis is basically a sagging of the gland and loosening of the skin surrounding it, this makes the chest appear too low in position and most often "emptied" at the top.
Breast ptosis is characterized by a gradual downward displacement of the breast and a downward directed nipple in the most severe cases.
There are 3 degrees of breast ptosis.

Mild breast ptosis

The nipples are at the height of the submammary furrow and the distance between the breast furrow and the lower part of the breast is about 1 to 2 cm.

Moderate breast ptosis

The nipples are under the submammary fold and the distance between the breast fold and the bottom of the breast is about 2 to 4 cm.

Severe breast ptosis

The nipples are not only located under the submammary fold, but also face down and represent the lowest part of the breast.
The distance between the furrow of the chest and the lower part of the breast is more than 4 cm.

What is breast lifting?

Breast lift or breast mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery that aims to lift, tighten and reshape the breast by removing excess skin around the breast and reducing the size of the areola around the nipple to give the breast a more rounded shape.

What are the causes of breast ptosis?

Some women may resort to breast lift surgery due to the sagging of the breast and the loss of its natural shape, resulting from several factors.

Pregnancy and childbirth

During pregnancy, the ligaments that support the breasts stretch as the breasts become fuller and heavier, and this stretching may contribute to sagging breasts.
Bear in mind that the sagging increases with repeated pregnancy.

Significant weight loss or gain

Significant weight loss or gain, especially if this weight change is rapid, can cause the breast to change shape and stretch or shrink the skin around it.

Getting old

Ptosis is typical caused by aging and at menopause, specifically due to the change that occurs to the body and breast tissue due to changing hormones.
Although some juvenile forms are possible and tend to manifest as early as the age of 25.

Other factors that can cause breast ptosis:

  • Having large breasts.
  • Smoking.
  • Physical inactivity.
  • A poor diet.
  • Heredity, a mother with breast ptosis.
  • Lack of skin elasticity.

It is also possible that breast ptosis occurs even if you have breasts that are too small, this condition is called hypoplasia or breast hypotrophy.

How to prepare for a breast lifting surgery?

Before breast lift surgery your doctor will tell you all the details of the surgery, how to prepare for it, the techniques used, any factors that may affect it, its complications, anesthesia, and the period of stay in the hospital after surgery.
The doctor will also conduct some tests to better know your condition and will have a look into your medical history to see if you have any diseases that can prevent you from having the surgery.
During these tests the doctor will also ask you about any medication that you are taking, they may change the dosage of some of them or tell you to stop taking some medication especially those that can cause bleeding.
You will be asked to stop smoking for 3-4 weeks before the surgery, in addition to foods, drinks, and medications that should be avoided.

What happens during breast lift surgery?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and it takes 2-4 hours to be completed, you will return home on the same day.
The surgeon will start by marking the incisions and locating the new nipple on the breast, after that they will Give you a general anesthetic.
There are several types of incisions that the surgeon can make that differ from one woman to another, and these are the most common:

  • An incision around the areola.
  • Incision from the areola towards the lower part of the breast.
  • A horizontal incision along the breast.

After making the cut, the doctor will start the removal of excess sagging skin, nipple lift and breast reshaping; with the aim of tightening and improving the appearance of the breast.
The operation will be done by closing the incisions with stitches or medical tape.

What happens during the recovery period from breast lift surgery?

The healing period usually takes several weeks; it is highly recommended that you rest your body and avoid bending and straining, but in general, the pain after the operation is mild and bearable, and it is normal for signs of swelling to appear.
The doctor will give you supportive bandages to wear, these bandages will also help to reduce swelling and support your breast during the recovery period.
After the first or second day of surgery, the surgeon will remove the bandages and check your nipple color and blood flow.
After 2-3 weeks all the stitches will be removed, and the appearance of your breast will continue to improve with time.
You have to keep up with your post-operative appointments with your doctor so that they can observer the results of the operation.

What are the risks of breast lifting surgery?

Complications after surgery are relatively rare, however your doctor will talk to you about the risks that come with the operation to help you understand the operation more.
Some of the risks of breast lifting are:

  • Bleeding.
  • Inflammation.
  • Change in sensation of the breast and nipple.
  • Asymmetry in the size and shape of the breasts.
  • Scaring.
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