In an age where body image has become a leading force in day to day life, the issue of sagging or drooping breasts is one that has gained increasing publicity. Clinically known as Mastopexy, a breast lift procedure involves the use of one of many techniques to enhance the look, shape and overall lift of a woman’s breasts. This treatment involves the removal of excess loose skin from the chest area to reshape and rebalance drooping breasts and can help women regain confidence in their bodies where it may have otherwise been lost.
While a common issue that many women are comfortable with as they age, changes in the appearance of breasts can be the cause and catalyst of countless confidence issues. This is particularly the case when the loss of shape or firmness is caused by the following:
- Breast Feeding
- Weight Fluctuation
While age is a common cause of the issue thanks to the effect of gravity over time, those who are seeking a solution to low self-confidence may find that a breast lift surgery in Turkey can provide desirable results. Mastopexy offers the opportunity to address a number of additional concerns, including an enlarged areola, the shaping of your figure and the return of skin elasticity, allowing more and more women to regain the confidence they’d lost.
There are a number of different methods of breast lift that can be used, depending on the results you desire. Referred to as ‘crescent’, ‘peri-areolar’, ‘vertical’ and ‘anchor’, they are aptly named based on the formation of incisions needed.
The crescent breast lift is designed for women who are only in need of a minor lift and sees a single crescent-shaped incision running along the outer edge of the areola. While subtle and offering little to no scarring that hidden within the darker skin of the nipple, the lift is minimal, so this technique is best for women who have minimal sagging.
A peri-areolar lift can also be known as a ‘donut’ lift and is designed to provide a solution to minor or mild sagging. With one circular incision around the areola, this also results in minimal scarring and a more subtle lift as a minimal amount of tissue can be moved and none of the inner breast can be rearranged or moved.
A vertical lift will see two incisions – one around the areola, and one running from the areola, down to the natural edge of the breast. This allows for more tissue to be removed and a more noticeable reshaping to take place. The scarring may be more noticeable with this technique, but it is the ideal solution for those with moderate sagging.
The anchor breast lift is one of the most common techniques used by our plastic surgeons and is recommended for women seeking a more obvious lift. Featuring three incisions that form an anchor shape – one around the areola, one down to the natural breast crease, and a final one alone the crease – it allows for a more dramatic final result and is ideal for those with significant drooping or sagging. This is the more traditional alternative in breast lift surgeries, as it allows your surgeon to remove a more significant amount of tissue from the chest area.
A breast lift in Turkey can also be combined with breast reduction or breast enlargement to further enhance your figure, depending on the results that you want. You will have the opportunity to discuss this with a consultant or your surgeon before, or upon arrival at the clinic in Turkey.
Our plastic surgeon is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Professor with a book on breast surgery and 25 years of surgical experience.
Our hospital is rated A+ by the Turkish Ministry of Health and accredited by JCI representing gold standards in hygiene and quality. We use FDA approved Mentor implants.
We provide dedicated aftercare while in Turkey and after return to home country. We review your pictures every 1-3-6-9-12 months and make recommendations for best results possible.
What Can I Expect From A Breast Lift Surgery In Turkey?
If you are unsure as to whether a breast lift is the right option for the results that you desire, your initial consultation with a practitioner here in the UK will give you the opportunity to find out more about the surgery as a whole and which treatment will suit you best. They may discuss your expectations, whether this is the right time for you to undergo the procedure and what you want from the surgery as a whole in order to help you better determine whether you want to book your breast lift in Turkey. Once you have made the decision, you’ll be able to pay a deposit and book your surgery day.
After travelling to Turkey, on the day of your procedure, you will have the opportunity to meet your surgeon in person and discuss any expectations or insecurities you may have. This is the point in which you’ll be given full advice on proportion, shape, size and the method that will be used, so you can approve or adjust any of the surgeon’s intentions. After paying the remaining balance and signing the consent forms, you will then undergo a few medical tests, and be taken for the surgery.
The length of the procedure will differ on a case by case basis but is typically between two and three hours. You will only need to stay in the hospital for one night but are advised to stay within Istanbul or Izmir for up to a week, with four days set at a minimum for the relevant check-ups.
The first day after your surgery, you will rest in your hotel room after returning from the hospital, after being provided with the relevant instructions for changing the dressing and using the medical bra. On the second day following, you are also advised to stay in your room, but you can start to walk around the resort, providing you avoid heavier activity. You could take the opportunity to explore the city on a sightseeing tour.
The third and final crucial day following your surgery will see your surgeon conduct a final check-up, remove the drainage, change the dressing and provide all aftercare information, ready for you to return to the UK if you wish. You should begin to see the full results in a few weeks when any swelling goes down and incision lines begin to fade.
While risks are minimal, there are a few you’ll need to consider prior to leaving Turkey. These include:
- Protracted Healing
- Slight Risk Of Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Excessive Bleeding
- Internal Bruising Or Haematoma
- Under-Sensitive Or Over-Sensitive Nipples
- Severe Pain
- Keloids (Thick, Red Scars)
While these risks are minimal, we ensure that aftercare support will be available for 12 months following your surgery, with direct contact with your host and a team of accredited clinicians available in the UK.
Expert Breast Lift Surgery In Istanbul & Izmir
As a proud member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the surgeon in charge of your breast lift surgery in Turkey has the experience and expertise to provide assurance of quality. With malpractice insurance to provide peace of mind in the rare case of unexpected results, ensuring cover for corrective surgery, you are truly in the safest of hands.
Breast lifts are a common procedure here at Longevita; our success in reshaping and lifting breasts is an achievement that we’re proud of and strive to continue in the future. Whether opting to undergo this procedure on its own, or alongside other cosmetic surgeries, you will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns, expectations or requests, as well as find out more about the procedure overall in your initial consultation.
To book a consultation, you can make the choice between filling out an online enquiry form to request a callback or calling us directly on 02036 916 851. A breast lift in Turkey starts from just £1,700, though you will be provided with a bespoke quote when you get in touch.
|PROCEDURE:||Breast Lift (Mastopexy)|
|LENGTH:||1 to several hours|
|SIDE EFFECTS:||Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, soreness, change in nipple sensation, numbness, permanent scar|
|RISK:||Bleeding, infection, skin loss, asymmetry, loss of nipple sensation.|
|RECOVERY:||Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks More strenuous activity: 1 month Fading of scars: several months to 1 year or more|
|RESULT LASTS:||Variable, gravity, pregnancy, weight changes or age may cause sagging|
What is Breast Lift?
Sooner or later, millions of women all over the world experience sagging breasts. Significant weight loss, childbirth, ageing and gravity are widely known factors causing drooping breasts. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: breast uplift surgery also known as mastopexy. Therefore, thousands of women are undergoing breast uplift surgery to perk up their breasts and regain their self confidence.
Breast lift without implants is performed by plastic surgeons in order to fix drooping or sagging breasts. During the breast uplift procedure, excess skin is removed, surrounding tissues are tightened so that breasts are lifted and reshaped by the surgeon. Areola and nipple is typically repositioned. Breast uplift procedure can be combined with breast enlargement surgery so that fuller breasts can be attained.
There are several techniques for breast uplift surgery. These techniques are based upon different types of incisions and they vary from the popular anchor shaped ones to the doughnut shaped ones. For some, extensive incisions might be required whereas others might be more suitable for smaller and less pervasive incisions. Patients may experience some bruising and slight swelling afterwards but they ease over time. Patients will be prescribed painkillers to control any discomfort due to the surgery.
How Breast Lift is Performed
There are several techniques for carrying out this procedure but the most common one involves the plastic surgeon making three incisions that form an anchor shape. These incisions enable the surgeon to remove the excess skin and move the nipples and areolas to a higher position. The skin around the pigmented part around the breast known as areola mammae is piled up. Patients are applied intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia. After incisions are made, breast tissue is lifted and reformed to improve breast contour and firmness. The nipple and areola are taken to a normal, more youthful height. If required, enlarged areolas will be reduced. Excess breast skins are removed in order to gain elasticity. After reshaping the breasts, the skin is closed by sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape.
Results of Breast Lift
Patients are advised to get plenty of rest and take things easy for some time after surgery. They are also suggested to wear sports bra and avoid exercise or other activities for some time. Recovery time varies from one surgery to the other and depends on the individual patient’s circumstances. Some patients recover faster than others whereas other patients may take their time. The results of breast lift surgery are immediately visible. Gradually, post-surgical swelling resolves and incision lines fade. After mastopexy surgery, patients can return to work within a week depending on the type of job they do. It is usually expected to resume most of daily activities, including some form of mild exercise after a couple of weeks. The results last for a long time but are not permanent. The ageing process and gravity cannot be stopped forever and they do cause the breasts to drop. The breasts lose tone and elasticity so this procedure will need to be repeated at some point in the future. Patient’s age and overall health affect the results of this surgery.
Limitations of Breast Lift
Mastopexy surgery does not have significant limitations however it should be known that breast lift scars will be permanent. If patient wants larger breasts as well, breast augmentation can be considered with mastopexy surgery that will give fullness to the upper half of the breast. Patients with very large breasts need to undergo breast reduction surgery in order to avoid second boob uplift surgery.
Risks of Breast Lift
Mastopexy is a safe procedure but like all forms of surgery, it does have a small amount of risk. A common side effect is feeling sick after general anaesthesia, soreness and bruising. The following complications may occur although they are rare:
- Reaction to anaesthesia
- Protracted healing
- Slight risk of deep vein thrombosis
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe pain
- Under sensitive or oversensitive nipples
- Internal bruising or haematoma
- Keloids – thickened, angry red scars
Side effects are temporary and relatively mild. These may include nausea following anaesthesia, scarring, burning sensation in the nipples and soreness and bruising.
Contraindications of Breast Lift
There are not any absolute contraindications found for breast lift surgery in literature. Yet, one related contraindication is for future pregnancies, since lactation and subsequent involution further change the shape of the breast.
Here’s an expected typical schedule of breast lift surgery in Turkey:
You arrive at the hospital in the morning to meet your doctor in person. The plastic surgeon will explain you the surgery in detail and examine you before he advises on your proportional breast appearance that would fit you best. You will have an opportunity to discuss the preferences and expectations from your surgery. If you would like to proceed, you will be asked to pay your remaining balance and sign consent forms. You will then have your tests and checks to confirm your suitability for surgery. The procedure usually lasts for two to three hours. Within an hour after surgery, anaesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness. Your doctor performs initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery.
This will be the healing and rehabilitation day for you. Your doctor will perform the second check up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital. You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on the dressing routine and using the medical bra. You will rest in your hotel room for the rest of the day.
You are advised to continue resting in your room on your third day. You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner. If you feel well enough, you may go shopping or attend city sightseeing tours in order to explore the city.
You visit the private clinic of the surgeon for final check-up, removal of drainage and change of dressing. Your doctor gives you detailed information on medication and the types of activities you can get involved in over the course of your recovery period. You will be ready to go back home after your fourth day in Turkey.
What is the difference between breast enlargement and breast lift?
Breast augmentation specifically focuses on enlarging the size of the breasts whereas breast lift concentrates on reshaping the contour of the breasts.
Can breast lifts increase breast size?
Boob lift surgery has no direct effect on breast sizes. Most of patients prefer to have breast lift with implants. You can have two procedures in one sitting. So, you may achieve proportional and better looking breasts through these procedures. You may get favourable rates and discounts should you decide to have multiple procedures.
How long do the results last?
Natural ageing process, weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause the breasts to sag in the future again so the results are not permanent.
Our skilled and expert surgeons can help to create a beautiful, proportioned breast shape, by using techniques tailored to your individual needs. All of our surgeons are specialists in their field and are some of the most highly sought after surgeons in the world. On top of this, all of our surgeons have malpractice insurance so if in the rare case of any unexpected results, your treatment will be covered by insurance so you can have corrective surgery in Turkey free of charge. With all of our plastic surgeons being ISAPS members, you can be certain that you are in the safest of hands to help you create the look that you desire.
By removing any excess or stretched out skin, under or in the breast, reshaping any tissue and raising the nipple and areola into a more forward position, you will be able to rid your breasts of any unwelcome changes caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, or the gravitational effects of ageing over time. Whether you prefer to have a breast lift as a singular procedure or would like to combine it with a breast enlargement or reduction procedure, our breast lift in Turkey can help you to achieve the breast shape that you are happy with.
For more information on our Turkey breast lift procedure costs, or any of the other cosmetic procedures that we provide, contact us on 0845 5198 948.
Other Plastic Surgery Procedures
Breast augmentation, commonly referred to as boob job, can be performed using round or teardrop implants.
Large breasts causing neck or back pain and limiting physical activity can be brought back in proportion with your body frame by breast reduction.