Breast Lift Surgery in the Philippines

Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, has gained recognition as a transformative procedure for women seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. This popular procedure uplifts sagging breasts, improving their contour and position. Here we provide an in-depth exploration of this procedure.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. The nipple and areola can also be repositioned during this surgery to maintain a natural-looking breast appearance.

Benefits of a Breast Lift

A breast lift can provide numerous benefits, including an improved breast shape, uplifted position, and more youthful appearance. It can enhance your self-image and boost your self-confidence. It can also make bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively.

Risks and Safety

While a breast lift is generally safe, as with any surgery, there are potential risks. These can include scarring, changes in breast or nipple sensation, uneven breasts or nipples, or rarely, partial or total loss of the nipples or areolas. It's important to discuss these risks thoroughly with your surgeon before the procedure.

At our clinic, we take all necessary precautions and follow the most stringent safety protocols. Our experienced surgeons prioritize patient safety and satisfaction in every procedure.

Candidates for the Procedure

Ideal candidates for a breast lift are healthy individuals who have realistic expectations and are troubled by the feeling that their breasts sag, have lost shape and volume, or that their nipples and areolas point downward. However, if you plan to have more children, it may be advisable to postpone the procedure, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the breasts and negate the results of the lift.

The Procedure

The breast lift procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: The first step is a detailed consultation where your surgeon will discuss your goals, evaluate your health, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique that would be most suitable for you.
  2. Preparation: Prior to the surgery, your surgeon will provide specific instructions on preparing for the procedure. This may include guidelines on diet, smoking, and medications.
  3. Anesthesia: Anesthesia is administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.
  4. The Incision: The incision patterns for lifting the breasts vary based on the degree of sagging, breast size and shape, and the position and size of the areolas. The three common incision patterns include around the areola, around the areola and vertically down from the breast crease, and an inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern.
  5. Reshaping the breasts: After the incision, your surgeon will lift and reshape the breast tissue to improve contour and firmness. The nipple and the areola are then repositioned to a natural, more youthful height. If necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced by excising skin at the perimeter. Excess breast skin is removed to compensate for a loss of elasticity.
  6. Closing the incisions: After your breasts are reshaped and excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is tightened as the incisions are closed. Some incision lines resulting from a breast lift are concealed in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface. Incision lines are permanent but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
  7. Post-Treatment: After your procedure is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area and will be closely monitored. You may be permitted to go home after a few hours.

The procedure typically takes about 1-3 hours. After the surgery, you will notice immediate results, but final results appear over the next few months as swelling decreases and breast shape settles.

Post-Treatment Care and Expected Results

After a breast lift procedure, you will need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal. A small tube may also be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.

Post-procedure instructions include resting for at least 48 hours, avoiding heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks, and wearing a sports or support bra 24/7 for several weeks. It's also important to avoid smoking, which can delay the healing process.

Results from a breast lift are immediately visible and continue to improve as swelling subsides and scars fade. The results of your breast lift will last for years, but gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations can affect longevity. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results.

Why Choose Us for Your Breast Lift?

Our clinic is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and high-quality cosmetic procedures. Our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals while ensuring your safety and satisfaction.

Cost of a Breast Lift

The cost of a breast lift can vary greatly depending on individual needs and the complexity of the procedure. We encourage prospective patients to book a consultation to discuss the potential costs and to explore financing options.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the breast lift procedure take?

A breast lift procedure usually takes about 1-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

Will there be scarring after the procedure?

Yes, scarring is inevitable in any surgical procedure. However, our skilled surgeons place incisions strategically to minimize visible scarring. Over time, these scars will fade and become less noticeable.

Will I still be able to breastfeed after a breast lift?

Most women are able to breastfeed after a breast lift, but there can be exceptions depending on the specifics of your surgery. This is a topic you should discuss in detail with your surgeon during the consultation.

How long is the recovery time after a breast lift?

The recovery process varies for each individual, but most patients are able to return to work and light activities after about a week. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least a month after surgery.