With a breast lift, we firm and lift your breasts that have drooped or sagged due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging. The upper part of the breast often lacks padding, a deep inframammary fold develops and the nipples are often lower than the inframammary fold. With a breast lift, we move the nipple upward and possibly place an implant if you also want more volume.
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The treatment process
What is the treatment process for a breast lift?
60 – 120 minutes
2 – 3 days
During the initial consultation, you will discuss everything related to the breast lift with your attending plastic surgeon. We determine which method is best for you, what the expected result is, what complications are possible and what the right aftercare is. You will always receive honest advice and clear information about the breast lift and the recovery after the procedure.
During this consultation, the plastic surgeon will also review whether you are a suitable candidate for a breast lift. The surgeon will ask about your health, your medical history and your medication use. If you are taking any medications, please notify the plastic surgeon. In fact, you will need to stop taking some medications right before the procedure.
We recommend the following:
- Do not take blood-thinning medications starting two weeks before surgery.
- Stop smoking at least six weeks in advance. Smoking constricts blood vessels, which can cause problems with wound healing.
Voor een consult worden 100 euro consultkosten in rekening gebracht. Deze worden in mindering gebracht op de uiteindelijke prijs van de behandeling.
Before starting the breast lift, the plastic surgeon draws on your breasts where the incisions will be and where we will then place the nipple. The breast lift can be performed in three ways:
- Through an incision around the areola at a small lift of up to two centimeters.
- Through an incision around the areola and straight down to the inframammary fold in cases of moderate sagging or flaccidity.
- Through an anchor incision when your breasts are greatly sagging or drooping.
Then the excess skin is removed and the nipple is moved upward. If necessary, we also correct the shape of the nipple. Once the breast is lifted, we suture the incisions closed and tape them shut with band-aids. The procedure takes about an hour and a half to two hours and takes place under general anesthesia. After a breast lift, you will stay in the hospital overnight for observation.
Immediately after surgery, you will be given a sports bra by the nurse. This should be worn day and night for six weeks unless otherwise specified. You may purchase an additional sports bra without underwire on your own. For the first two weeks after surgery, you should rest as much as possible. You should not play sports or do heavy physical work.
Wound healing takes about two weeks. Your breasts may be swollen and fiery red in color during this time. After about two weeks, you may begin performing light work. Sports and heavy work are not allowed again until about six weeks.
Any surgery always carries risks. A breast lift is no exception, but complications are very rare. The complications that can occur are:
- Wound infection
- Divergence of the skin edges at the scar
- Wrinkling of the skin around the scar
- Allergic reaction
- Numbness of the nipples
- The formation of severely thickened scars
- Dissatisfaction with the aesthetic result
If glandular tissue under the nipple has been removed or the nipple has been moved, breastfeeding is often no longer possible. Always ask your plastic surgeon if this is the case for you.
Scars are red and swollen at first, but this usually subsides after six weeks. Keep in mind that it takes about a year to a year and a half for a scar to reach a final stage. Keep scars out of the sun and take care of them with a scar cream. At our clinic, we use Staudt scar cream.
Stop smoking at least six weeks before to six weeks after treatment. Smoking constricts blood vessels, which can cause problems with wound healing. The risk of subsequent bleeding is reduced once you stop smoking.
What does a breast lift cost?
|Breast lift with auto-augmentation||€ 7.790,-||General anesthesia||Yes|
|Borstlift volledig natuurlijk (auto-augmentatie en lipofiling)||€ 10.950,-||General anesthesia||Yes|
|Breast lift with prostheses||€ 8.540,-||General anesthesia||Yes|
|Breast lift hybrid (prostheses and lipofilling)||€ 11.700,-||General anesthesia||Yes|
|Addition Internal Bra||from € 1.000,-|
Results breast lift
“Very satisfied with the skill of the attending plastic surgeon. I was extensively informed about the treatment beforehand. The final result looks natural and I am very satisfied.”