Breast lift for sagging breasts
Breast in youthful shape and firmness
Breast lifts are an issue for many women of all ages. The shape of the breast changes over time, losing its youthful shape and firmness.
In most cases, the desire for a firming breast enhancement is the result of pregnancy or great weight loss. Other reasons for sagging breasts can be age-related sagging or a congenital breast deformity. Different breast shapes or too large a nipple can be further causes.
A breast lift lifts the breasts by removing excess skin and redistributing breast tissue. In the process, the breast shape can be modelled more tightly.
For additional enlargement and higher position of the breast, breast augmentation with implants or autologous fat may be necessary.
The firming breast lift (mastopexy) can rejuvenate the female silhouette with a beautiful breast profile.
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Sagging breasts and sagging breasts
A slightly sagging bosom is natural. However, if the breast tissue including the atrium/nipple complex increasingly shifts towards the navel, so-called sagging breasts (mastoptosis) are diagnosed.
It is quite normal that the female breast does not always have the same shape and size throughout life. Sagging breasts can develop in young women as early as puberty.
Far more often, pregnancy or major weight fluctuations are causes of sagging breasts. Genetic predispositions and ageing also influence the firmness of the breasts.
Depending on how much the sagging breasts have sunk, there are four degrees of severity.
Breast lift compared to breast reduction
A breast lift is performed in a similar way to a breast reduction. With a breast lift, the skin mantle is reduced while the volume of the breast remains the same. The removal of skin results in a firmer breast.
This can give a better, rounder breast shape and raise the position of the nipples. Breast reduction reduces the overall volume of the breasts and also tightens the skin mantle.
Choice of breast lift method
The optimal method depends on your wishes and the patient's situation.
A breast lift can be combined with a breast reduction or breast augmentation. In the smallest possible breast lift, a round incision is made around the nipple.
Advantages of the O-technique for minor breast lifts
With the O-technique (Benelli method), a round incision is made around the areola. This technique is characterised by very little scarring, but requires regular scar care.
I-technique for simultaneous breast reduction
The Lejour method involves both a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision.
This method is particularly suitable if the breasts are not only to be tightened but also reduced in size.
The T-technique (Strömbeck method) allows the largest change that can be made to a breast. The procedure is performed through 3 incisions:
An incision around the areola, a vertical incision under the nipple and a horizontal incision along the breast fold.
Advantages of the OrbiShape method
With this method, an inner bra is formed. With this skin tightening technique, it is possible to support the breast with autologous fat in the process.
Breast lift in combination with breast augmentation
A breast lift (mastopexy) can be combined with breast augmentation. Implants or the body's own fat tissue (lipofilling) can be used. In combination, the increased breast volume provides a firming effect.
This fills the excessively large skin mantle with an implant and raises the nipples. However, this variant only makes sense if the breasts are only slightly sagging.
In a breast lift without implants, the excess skin around the nipples and in the underbust area is removed. The breast tissue is then reshaped and the nipples are lifted.
Surgery, ability to work, risks and aftercare
Depending on the amount of excess skin, either a vertical incision is made. The aim is to avoid a horizontal scar in the inframammary fold. If there is a lot of excess skin, a small T-shaped incision is necessary.
With the classic T-technique, the nipple is also realigned. This creates a minimal circular scar at the edge of the nipple.
In a breast lift (mastopexy), only the excess skin is removed. In addition, the glandular body is redistributed and reshaped.
Using a scar-saving technique, the traces of the operation can be discreetly concealed under a bra or bikini. In rare cases, a correction of widened scars may also be necessary.
Problems are very rare with breast lift surgery. Very rarely, infections or bleeding occur in the first few days after the operation. After the operation there may be sensory disturbances or hypersensitivity in the area of the nipple. The discomfort usually subsides on its own.
The breasts are supported with a sports bra for 4 to 6 weeks after the operation. You can return to work 7 to 14 days after the operation.
It is ideal to sleep on your back at night directly after the procedure instead of in the prone or side position.
You should wait 4 weeks after the operation before engaging in sporting activities and strenuous physical activity.
Costs for a breast lift
The costs are discussed in detail with the patient beforehand. The case fee is payable in advance. It includes anaesthesia, use of the operating theatre, implants and all other associated costs, excluding sports bra and overnight stay.
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