Every woman’s bosom loses firmness in the course of her life. The reason for this is the binding tissue contained in the breast and the diminishing elasticity of the skin. When and to what extent this process starts varies from woman to woman. In addition to age, other factors also play a role. These include
*The size of the bust
*Pregnancy and lactation
*Connective tissue quality
From a medical point of view, a sagging bosom is unproblematic, but it often has a strong effect on a woman’s self-esteem and psychological situation. A breast lift improves the appearance of the breast and ensures that the breast looks firm again even without a bra.
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What you should keep in mind before a breast lift
A breast lift, like breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure and therefore associated with risks. In order to prepare optimally for your breast lift, you should consider the following:
Anamnesis: The attending physician examines the patient thoroughly and performs a mammography and breast sonography of the breast. In this way, diseases that stand in the way of a breast lift can be detected.
Stop taking medication: Do not take blood-thinning medication such as aspirin before the operation. Anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal medicines should also be avoided two to three weeks before the operation.
Stop smoking: The course and healing process of the breast lift can be supported if you stop smoking before the procedure.
Plan the exact time: If, for example, further pregnancies are planned, the breast lift should only take place after weaning. Although the breast lift does not affect the ability of the breasts to breastfeed, the pregnancy and breastfeeding hormones can cause the breasts to sag again. The results of the breast lift may then no longer be visible.
How does a breast lift work?
The breast lift takes place in the form of a surgical procedure, which is performed as an in-patient in hospital. Depending on how extensive the breast lift is in this case, the procedure can take up to three hours.
There are a variety of techniques for mastopexy. Which technique is used depends on the patient’s breast condition and the desired end result.
Experienced plastic surgeons in Istanbul mainly use one of these two incision techniques:
Periareolar lift: This is the scar-poorest breast lift technique in Turkey. With this technique, the surgeon removes a ring-shaped strip of skin around the nipple. The wound is then closed under the top layer of skin with a fine thread.
T-cut: If a lot of excess skin needs to be removed, surgeons use the T-cut technique to lift the breasts. The surgeon removes the nipple around the areola, from its lower edge vertically downwards to the breast crease and there further inwards and outwards. Visually, this incision results in an inverted T, hence the name.
After the operation, the patient receives a tightly fitting breast bandage and a special bra that supports the breasts and keeps them still.
These incision techniques for breast lifting remove excess skin and (in some cases) move the nipple upwards. The breast looks firm and youthful again.
Behaviour after a breast lift
For the time after a breast lift, you should allow two weeks of rest before going back to work.
In order to optimally support the healing process, the surgical scars should not come under tension – the arms should therefore not be lifted and you should only sleep in supine position.
In the first few days after the breast lift, patients should only shower up to their waist.
In addition, women should refrain completely from exercising during the first six weeks after the operation. Sauna and solarium should also not be visited during this time. In addition, you should not wear any objects during this period.