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A pregnancy or loss of weight, age or breast feeding can have a huge impact on the firmness of your breasts. The breasts loosen and often to the stage of drooping . Droopy breasts can happen to small or large sizes.
-The lift is suitable for loose breasts, that are of a medium size.
-In the case of more imposing breasts, the breast uplift would be accompanied by a breast reduction. (cfr equally “breast reduction”)
-Small loose breasts can, thanks to a lift, gain a cup size. In this specific case, the surgeon places an implant behind the mammary gland in order to enlarge the breast size (cfr equally “a breast augmentation”)
At the time of the lift, the breasts experience an important transformation. The mammary gland is reshaped in accordance with the patients request and brought back against the pectoral muscle in order to obtain an optimal aesthetical look. Next, the surgeon removes the excess skin, enhancing the nipple and sometimes reducing its size. The result is a firmer bust, that a swimsuit or a top will emphasize!
In the case of a breast uplift, a scar is inevitable. Currently, ‘the vertical scar technique’ is the standard technique. The previous technique of scar in the shape of an anchor has been reduced to a vertical scar. The scar around the nipple does not change. It will gradually disappear.
Thanks to a refinement in operation techniques and a constant progress in the anesthetic field these last few years, the breast uplift is carried out under a mild local anesthetic with a light sedation. After the operation, you will feel fit and well. It is not necessary to envisage a night’s stay at the clinic.
The operation takes place in the morning and you can go to the hotel the same night. You will need to stay one or two days in the hotel after the operation in order to have a checkup.
Normally you will not feel any post-operative pain. You will receive classical pain killers, like ibuprofen and paracetamol, to help you face any eventual discomfort.
You will need take a week off work and for this you will receive a medical certificate from us. We
equally recommend to live life at a slower rhythm the first week following your operation.
All the stitches will dissolve spontaneously. During 6 weeks, you must wear a support bra during the day. A specially adapted sports bra, with a large band is equally suitable. Next you will be able to wear your usual underwear. You will not be able to shower during the first 2 weeks.
The plastic surgeon proceeds with these operations in conditions of optimal security, surrounded by a professional team.
Even though the breast uplift is generally done under local anesthetic, you are constantly watched over under monitoring by the anesthetist (automatic and repetitive measure of the blood pressure, constant measuring of the oxygen saturation, electrocardiogram). One or more highly qualified nurses will equally supervise. These surroundings will guarantee that you have faultless safety.
The local anesthetic allows not only an operation without pain but also a minimal risk of blood loss and the appearance of bruises.
If you are taking anti-coagulant drugs, please inform your doctor of this first (for ex. acetylsalicylic acid, asaflow, cardioaspirine, dipiridamole, plavix, sintrom, marevan e.a.).
After the operation, you are able to contact your surgeon at all times on his personal mobile number, so that you feel safe.
Risks and eventual complications
If you are in good health, you have nothing to worry about as there is no risk linked to this operation.
All the same, healing can be slowed down if you smoke or if you suffer from obesity. It is possible that a scab will form on the level of the nipple, this can slow down the healing of the scar. In this case, you will need to treat this on a daily basis with an isobetadine cream. With or without complications, the final esthetic result will be absolutely beautiful. Your plastic surgeon will put his vast knowledge and experience at your service to help you face any eventual problems with healing.
Other questions about the breast uplift ?
Can I still breast feed?
No, seen as the nipple has been lifted and the milk canals that take the milk have been incised.
What about the sensitivity of the nipple?
Sensitivity can decrease following the breast uplift. This can be explained by the fact that the nipple has been moved, there by leading to the cutting of very fine small nerves.
Do I have to have an annual check-up?
No it is not necessary.
Do I have to have a breast cancer screening
Normally the mammography and ultrasound can be carried out without any problems. Nevertheless inform the radiologist of your operation (notably on the subject of the internal scar)
Our prices are all inclusive (taxi trips, hotel and hospital stay,…) and will be given to you by mail or at the consultation in our aftercare clinics in your home country.