Genetics, ageing, pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, and gravity can make the breasts droopy and less firm. Severe sagging can also result in pain in the neck, shoulders, and back and cause rashes (intertrigo) and skin infections. However, you can make the breasts firmer and perkier through a breast lift Turkey or mastopexy. This surgery will reshape sagging breasts.
What is Breast Lift Turkey
Breasts lose their shape and sag due to loss of skin elasticity, a part of ageing. Other than that, the stretching of the skin during pregnancy and breastfeeding and the subsequent shrinking of the glandular tissue causes the skin to sag. In the same vein, weight loss/gain causes the skin to become loose. If you have bigger, heavier breasts, gravity will weaken the suspensory ligaments, supporting the breasts to the chest wall, which will cause them to sag.
A breast lift or mastopexy surgery removes excess skin and tissue, reshapes/repositions the nipple and the areola (nipple-areola complex) and tightens the remaining skin in the breasts. Keep in mind that breast lift Turkey surgery is not the same as breast enlargement surgery. If you want to increase your breast size, you need to get breast implants.
What is Breast Lift Turkey Costs
Many people come to Turkey for boob lift surgery for various reasons. Since breast lift Turkey is cosmetic surgery, it is not available on the NHS. You’ll have to get the procedure privately, and the breast uplift cost can vary depending on the location of the clinic, the qualification of the surgeon, type of anaesthesia, and the surgical technique.
Cosmetic surgery prices in the UK can be 3-5 times higher than in Turkey. High cost won’t necessarily entail the success of the surgery. You have to find the right clinic and surgeon to ensure the success of the surgery.
That is one reason why people choose Turkey for their breast lift operation. The Turkish Ministry of Health regulates the industry and ensures the provision of high-quality health care. It is a combination of public and private healthcare (PPP), financed by taxes and funded by government subsidies, which drives down the breast lift cost Turkey.
The currency exchange further reduces the breast lift surgery cost. Clinics also offer packages that include everything related to the surgery and accommodation, transfers, and aftercare. The thriving medical tourism has led to a competitive landscape, through which foreigners can find an affordable breast lift price Turkey.
Who Can Have Breast Lift Turkey & Why
You are a good candidate for a breast lift Turkey procedure if:
- You are older than 18 years. Before that, your breast tissue may still be developing.
- You aren’t overweight and have already achieved your ideal weight. That is because weight gain would result in the deposition of fatty tissue underneath the breasts, and significant weight loss can leave the stretched skin hanging, giving you drooping breasts.
- You are unsatisfied with the aesthetic appearance of your breasts. One may droop more than the other and have an elongated shape, with nipples and areolas facing downwards.
- You do not suffer from any heart or lung disease.
Am I Suitable For Breast Lift?
What To Think About Before You Have Breast Lift Turkey
Before getting a breast uplift procedure, you need to ask the clinic the following questions so that you can make the right decision:
- What are the credentials and experience of the surgeon? What is their specialization?
- Can I see the patient portfolio of the surgeon and meet with a previous patient who had this breast surgery Turkey?
- How many breast lift surgeries has the surgeon performed, and what are the overall success and patient satisfaction rates?
- Does the surgeon have insurance against malpractice?
- How will the shape and size of my breasts change over time?
- Where will the surgeon make incisions, and how well do breast lift Turkey scars heal?
How To Best Prepare for Breast Lift Turkey
Before coming in for your breast lift Turkey surgery, you need to make a few preparations. First, you should inform the surgeon about any medications that you’re taking. You’ll be advised against taking any blood thinners, supplements, as they all increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.
Also, you need to stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery as it poses a risk of increased bleeding during surgery and slows down breast lift recovery. The day before the surgery, stop eating and drinking after midnight if the surgery takes place under general anaesthesia; food and beverages can cause nausea, vomiting, infection, and aspiration.
And on the day of the surgery, wear loose clothes so that there’s no pressure on the breasts after surgery. Also, remember to remove any piercings and jewellery pieces, and do not apply anything to your body.
What Does Breast Lift Turkey Involve
First, the surgeon will perform a physical exam and ask for your medical history. There may also be a need for some medical tests. After that, the surgeon may take measurements of your breasts and take before/after photos so that you can see the changes that the surgery will make to your breasts.
Breast Uplift Operation
In a breast lift Turkey, the cosmetic surgeon makes the incisions and then lifts the breast skin and fat. Here, the surgeon will reposition the glandular tissue higher up and then supports it with internal sutures and mesh. After that, they move the nipple and areola upwards so that they’re forward-facing. This is followed by a reduction in the size of the areola if needed. Then the surgeon will remove excess skin to achieve a new breast contour.
The skin is stitched up using skin adhesives/dissolvable stitches. You may have surgical drains on the sides of the breasts to get rid of excess blood and fluid. The surgeon will apply dressing/surgical tape to the area, and you’ll have to wear a support bra afterwards. The whole breast surgery takes place in two to three hours. If you need additional surgeries like breast augmentation, it will take longer.
There are four different surgical techniques for breast lift Turkey surgery. The surgeon decides on the technique most suitable for you depending on the breast anatomy, degree of breast sagging, the position and size of the areola, and skin elasticity. These are as follows:
It is in the shape of a half-moon, made on the outer edges of the lower half of the areola. This type of incision is recommended to those who have minor sagging and want to fix asymmetry in the position of the nipples.
This is the incision that the surgeon makes all around the areola. Again, this addresses a minor degree of droopiness and is best for people with small breasts.
In this, the surgeon makes an incision around the areola and vertically down the midline of the breast. This is more invasive, suitable for people with larger breasts. It addresses moderate sagging.
4. Anchor/Inverted T
This combines the circumareolar and lollipop incisions along with a horizontal incision at the crease of the breasts (inframammary incision). This is one of the most common incision techniques and is recommended to patients with severe sagging and large breasts. In this, the surgeon removes the skin (including the hole made around the areola), sutures it and slides the nipple into a new position.
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Recovery & Results of Breast Lift Turkey
The breast lift Turkey surgery is usually inpatient because of the general anaesthesia, so you have to stay in the hospital overnight. The effects of anaesthesia can last for 24 hours, so you may feel a little foggy. Plus, since you’ll have to take prescription antibiotics for a while, you should not drink alcohol at all.
If you’re discharged with surgical drains, you’ll need to empty them at least 3 to 4 times a day. The surgeon may remove this and the dressing 4 days after the cosmetic surgery. It’s best if you completely rest for 2-3 days. The swelling will take at least 3-4 months to go down significantly. That’s when you can see the results of the breast lift Turkey more clearly. However, you have to wait for at least a year to see the final results.
Breast Lift Turkey Aftercare
You should make sure to avoid all kinds of strenuous physical activity for at least 6 weeks. That also includes lifting your child. You need to gently ease into your old routine. You can begin by taking short walks so that the blood circulation speeds up the recovery process. After 6 weeks, you can resume your normal routine but make sure to consult the surgeon.
It’s important to note that you would need to take at least 1-2 weeks off work. And make sure to wear the medical bra for 4-6 weeks during the recovery period. These will provide support to the breasts so that there’s no strain on them.
Side Effects to Expect After Breast Lift Turkey
You can expect to experience the following side effects after this cosmetic procedure in Turkey.
Scars: The surgical scars from a breast lift are permanent, but they will fade over time. Fortunately, they’re nicely placed by plastic surgeons that your bra will hide them.
Swelling, Bruising & Soreness: The surgery can cause slight swelling at first, which peaks after 2-3 days. Your breasts may also feel tight and sore. Other than that, you may notice redness and bruising around the surgical areas. These can take weeks to months to go away.
Nipple Sensation: The sensation of the nipple may change after the breast lift Turkey surgery. They may be oversensitive or undersensitive. It can also extend to the entire breasts. They may feel numb. It gets better after a few weeks.
What Could Go Wrong After Breast Lift Turkey?
After getting a breast lift Turkey surgery, you may end up developing an infection (pain, redness, heat, swelling and drainage). Its risk is higher if you don’t take your antibiotics or don’t follow the aftercare instructions. There’s also a risk of excessive bleeding, collection of blood below the skin (hematoma), or seroma (collection of fluids in the surgical area).
Other than that, you may develop keloid scars. There’s also the slight risk of formation of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis). Some patients also end up asymmetrical breasts. This happens when the natural asymmetry in the shape and size of the breasts becomes highlighted after the surgery.
What To Do If You Have Problems After Breast Lift Turkey?
Highly experienced surgeons always make sure that everything’s normal before the surgery to ensure patient safety. However, if a problem arises after breast surgery Turkey, you should get in touch with the Aftercare team online for a free consultation. International patients can also create tickets on the support panel or get in touch with their surgeon via the related department. You can read more about the aftercare of boob lift on our website.
Alternatives To Breast Lift Turkey Surgery
One alternative to a breast lift in Turkey is what’s known as a vampire breast lift. In this, the plastic surgeon injects platelet-rich plasma to give you firm breasts. It may also slightly change the breast shape by increasing volume. However, the results are not permanent. It is non-invasive, so it does not fix moderately or severely sagging breasts.
Other Procedures to Have with Breast Lift Turkey
If sagging breasts isn’t your only aesthetic concern, you may need other plastic surgeries other than breast uplift. For instance, if you’re also concerned about small breast size, you can have enlargement surgery with breast lift Turkey. Apart from that, you can also have other cosmetic procedures like a tummy tuck, liposuction, rhinoplasty, etc.
Are the results of breast lift Turkey surgery permanent?
They can be if you don’t get pregnant or lose/gain weight. However, keep in mind breasts can sag naturally due to gravity and the ageing process (as the skin loses elasticity). So, your breasts may droop even after a breast uplift surgery in Turkey.
Will a breast uplift surgery reduce cup size?
Yes, the removal of excess tissue and skin and tightening will decrease the size of your breasts. Moreover, since their position also changes, you may need a new bra cup size. But keep in mind that pregnancy and weight fluctuations can stretch the skin of the breasts again and make them droop.
How would the clinic deal with an emergency if serious complications were to arise during the procedure?
All the clinics are equipped with an intensive care unit (ICU).
How long will I need to stay abroad before I’m well enough to travel back to the UK?
3-4 days after the breast lift Turkey, surgeons perform a checkup on the patient’s breasts. So, you may have to stay till then, after which you can fly back to the UK.