Through breast lift, your breasts can acquire a beautiful and natural appearance. Breast firmness is acquired by moving the breast tissue, together with the nipple and areola, higher up. The cup size remains the same as before the surgery. No tissue is added or removed (except skin). The surgeon may also change the size of the areola during the procedure. Many surgical methods exist for this procedure. Your surgeon will choose the best one for you.
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Dear Doctor Holuša,
yesterday I had my final follow-up after breast reduction and breast lift. I would like to thank you again for what you have done for me; I am really glad I underwent the procedure. I wish you success in your profession and, particularly, many satisfied women.
I.S., Czech Republic
I was considering to undergo breast lift surgery for a long time and now I know it was the best decision I have ever made in my life and that I should not have hesitated for such a long time!...
I was wrong to be worried about the surgery and its result! Times when I felt ashamed even in front of myself when taking a shower are luckily gone! As if I started a new life. The surgery result made me happy, self-confident and satisfied. You made my dream come true... I would also like to thank all the doctors and nurses for my very pleasant stay at the Clinic. You were all great!
Grateful patient M. J., Brno
There are many breast lift methods. The size, shape and extent of breast drooping will define the method for the breast lift.
Mini breast lift
Mini breast lift (periareolar lift, "round block") is a method suitable for small sagging or for breasts which are not round but pointed. This method can be also used to correct small asymmetries.
In this method, the breast is pulled up circularly to the nipple in the center. The only scar is located around the moved-up areola. The method's effect is not great.
Breast lift for medium-size breast drooping
Single scar technique (Lejour, "vertical scar") is the most frequent worldwide method for breast lift in medium-size breast drooping.
The result is a scar around areola and a single vertical scar down to the inframammary fold.
Breast lift for medium to large-size drooping
At medium to large-size breast drooping, it is suitable to add a short horizontal incision to the side of the inframammary fold to the previous technique - it is called L technique or B technique.
Sometimes, it is necessary to perform the incision to the side and to the center - so-called "short horizontal scar".
Breast lift for heavy drooping
At heavily drooping breasts or large and drooping breasts it is necessary to perform a classical, time-tested method.
This results in a scar rounding areola, a vertical scar from the areola to the inframammary fold and a semi-circular scar in the inframammary fold under the whole breast. This is the so-called anchor - or "inverted T" scar.
Breast lift - combined method
If you wish to lift, shape and tighten up your breast while augmenting them at the same time, a breast lift may be under certain circumstance combined with a breast implant augmentation in one procedure. This method can be performed if you do not require a big augmentation and if your breasts are not too saggy.
If you require a significant breast augmentation or your breasts are too droopy, it is more convenient to perform breast implant augmentation in six to twelve months after the breast lift. The final breast shape, scar quality and effect permanency are much better in that case.
At Body Clinic, we perform all these methods. Your surgeon will recommend you the best method for you during an in-person consultation.
All details of your procedure will be discussed in further detail during consultation. You will have all the necessary information available concerning the process of your procedure.
- We will take necessary photographs before the surgery and the surgeon will draw treated areas and the extent of the procedure on your skin. Do not be afraid to ask about anything.
- You will be under general anaesthesia. The whole procedure will be performed on the day of your admission to the Clinic and will take about 2-3 hours.
- Excessive breast skin will be removed during the breast lift. The nipple and areola are moved-up; while the areola may be reduced if need be.
- The mammary gland is sutured in the required higher position to the pectoral muscle with inner absorbable sutures.
- A special post-operative brassiere will be prepared for you after the surgery. Wear it to ensure the optimal healing process and overall recovery.
MENTOR® breast implants
At the Body Clinic, we use luxurious breast implants MENTOR®. MENTOR implants are premium products manufactured by the world's biggest producer in the field of plastic surgery, the American company Mentor. The MENTOR implants belong worldwide to the best quality of implants with a long tradition. MENTOR® breast implants are among the few which acquired an approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as they meet the highest quality and safety standards required by the FDA.
Hospitalization at the Clinic is usually overnight.
Ask a family member or a friend to drive you home after you are released from the Clinic. You definitely should not drive yourself immediately after the surgery. If you wish, we can call you a taxi.
When you leave the Clinic, you will receive the final report with the first follow-up date, instructions for the first days after the surgery and a postoperative care package (painkillers, antiseptic shampoo, disinfection and other products to treat the wounds and scars.)
You have to rest about one week after the breast lift, then you can resume working. You can participate in sports in roughly 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the sport and your breast size.
After a month you may sunbathe, however you should not expose the scars to sunshine or UV radiation in tanning beds for at least six months. It is necessary to protect the scars by covering them with a sticking plaster or a high UV protection cream. Fresh scars tend to pigment easily and remain dark for a long time.
In any case, you can improve the scar appearance through a special laser treatment or with some of the other supportive products which are available at the reception.
Possible risks of breast lift
We would like to inform you about the possible risks which breast lift may embody:
General risks of surgeries under general anaesthesia
Same as any other surgery, this surgery embodies risks which must be taken into account. These are general risks for surgeries under general anaesthesia (haemorrhage - hematoma, infection, pulmonary embolism, abnormal healing process, postoperative wound opening, keloid scar formation etc.), and also procedure-specific risks.
Each type of surgery has its specific risks. Breast lift embodies the following risks:
Skin folds and asymmetries
About 2 months after the surgery, there may be skin folds, ripples and unevenness in the lower part of breasts, which, however, these almost always disappear spontaneously.
There may be differences in size, shape and position of the breasts and areolas. With large breasts, it is very difficult to acquire complete symmetry.
Change of nipple sensitivity
You may encounter a change of sensitivity in nipples, areolas and breast skin. Sensitivity may be increased or decreased. These changes usually return to normal within several months to one year. However, in some cases these changes may be permanent.
Restricted blood supply to breast tissue or breast skin
This is a very rare trouble affecting the areola or nipple. It may result in tissue necrosis in very exceptional cases.
A surgery on very large breasts may embody a certain, though very limited, risk of blood transfusion necessity.
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