Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast lifting, or mastopexy, is a procedure to lift and re-shape slackened, sagging breasts.

The goal a breast lift is to give the breast a firm “upright” shape. A regular breast lift generally aims to change the shape rather than the size of the breast. In the event that either a breast reduction or a breast augmentation is sought, this can be done as part of the breast lifting, if desired.

The operation:
There are various breast lifting methods. These include the so-called perimammilary breast lift in which excessive skin is tightened at the nipple, the nipple lift or the Lejour technique which ensures minimal scarring even for major breast surgery. All of these methods ensure that the breast’s sensitivity is largely retained as well as the patient’s ability to breastfeed at a later time.

The fewer the visible scars, the better. For this reason, the pros and cons of the various surgical techniques must be weighed against one other. We offer our patients thorough consultations in which the various possibilities are discussed before arriving at a decision together.

Facts and costs  
Duration of hospitalization: 2 days
Anesthesia: General anesthesia administered by an anesthesiologist
Sutures: Will be removed on the 8th or 9th day
Durability: Approx. 10 years
Seclusion: Approx. 2 weeks
Follow-up treatment: In consultation with the surgeon
Prices: from 4.000,- to 5.500,- € plus anesthesia costs

Post-operative care:
A tight-fitting support bra must be worn day and night for several weeks. During the first 4 weeks, strenuous activity, extensive sun exposure and visits to the sauna or solarium should be avoided. Sutures are removed about 10 to 14 days after the procedure.  This follow-up treatment and other post-operative care will be conducted according to scheduled appointments.

Risks and possible complications:
The risk of infections, bleeding, bruising and a lack of sensation is given with all operations. Each incision leaves a scar that will generally fade with time. In some cases there can be a hardening of the breasts or calcifications within the breast. In individual cases the operative procedure can lead to the loss of the ability to nurse.