2h – 3h
Type of anesthesia
Outpatient up to 2 days
from CHF 12,000
Objectives of a breast lift
Breast ptosis surgery or mastopexyconsists of lifting the breasts by removing the excess skin responsible for their sagging.
The procedure allows to concentrate the gland and increase the projection of the breasts. We obtain a harmonious, nicely curved and rejuvenated chest.
Who is mastopexy for?
The breast lift will positively transform your silhouette and offer a real rejuvenation of the chest , naturally redrawn as it was before the sagging.
This sagging phenomenon often appears after one or more pregnancies, after breastfeeding, significant weight changes, the passage of time, or if breast enlargement or hypotrophy has caused the breasts to sag due to excess skin and loss of elasticity.
It is an intervention that can benefit any adult patient, from the age of 18, who presents a drooping breast, with dowm looking areolas .
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that can lead to risks and complications. A first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.
Before and after pictures
The breast lift procedure
A breast lift will positively transform the harmony of your silhouette. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.
Before the intervention
The first consultation is essential to understand your request and your motivations. Depending on your morphology and your anatomy, your surgeon will determine his operating strategy.
The goal of the procedure is to obtain a tailor made result, ideally adapted to your silhouette. During the consultation, it will be necessary to carefully assess the quality of the skin and the gland.
A preoperative check-up will be carried out in accordance with the prescriptions.
The breast lift is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with deep sedation.
The choice of the technique will be made between you, your anesthesiologist and your surgeon.
A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.
The day of the procedure
Your surgeon will adapt his operating strategy according to your particular case in order to obtain the best possible result.
The surgeon makes an areolar or vertical incision to remove the excess skin, then reposition the areola and nipple. When the ptosis is important, it is sometimes necessary to resort to an incision in the shape of an inverted “T” which will be partially hidden in the submammary fold. It will then pull up the mammary gland and redrape the skin around it.
The intervention generally lasts between 2h and 2h30, or even more if it is associated with the installation of breast prostheses.
After the procedure
It is a painless procedure. Superficial bruises disappear in two or three weeks. Silicone dressings will protect the scars for a period of 3 to 4 months, in order to improve their quality.
The scars gradually fade and will have practically disappeared after about a year and a half. A medical bra should be worn during the first month.
Numbness in the nipples disappears after a few months. Lymphatic drainage sessions by Endermologie® are highly recommended to accelerate the resorption of edema and optimize healing.
The results are immediate, however it is necessary to wait a few months for the final results.
The apparition of edema and bruising is usual; they tend to disappear quickly. If breast prostheses are used, it is necessary to follow the specific advice.
The breast will acquire its final shape after about 3 months or 6 months to a year if combined with prostheses. Breastfeeding remains possible after the operation.
The goal of this surgery is to bring an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction.
The art of breast lift at Laclinic
At Laclinic, the artistic skills of the surgeons are essential for each intervention. For the breast lift, the challenge for the surgeon will be to obtain a tailor-made result for each patient.
A personalized result that will be based on the wishes of the patient in terms of form, volume, scars positionning and consistency. The combination of several techniques may be required to obtain an optimal result.
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Around the surgery
The first consultation
The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.
Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.
A reduction or an increase in breast volume, as well as a correction of breast asymmetry can all be treated during the same operation.
Lipostructure (breast lipofilling) can be considered as a complement if the volume of the breasts is not sufficient in the upper part of the décolleté.
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery is a very common procedure for reducing breast volume. Residual breast volume is lifted, concentrated and reshaped. The breasts regain their youthful shape and firmer appearance.