Cosmetic Services

Breast Lift

Reward yourself with a stunning, new look with a breast lift at Yanhee Hospital. Our expert surgeons can enhance your breasts, giving them a natural look and feel. Say goodbye to sagging and hello to breasts that move and “jiggle” just like normal! Our comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the procedure, from initial consultation to post-operative care.

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is an aesthetic procedure in Thailand that aims to elevate and reshape sagging or drooping breasts. This surgery involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of surrounding tissues, resulting in a firmer and more youthful breast contour.

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As time passes, various factors such as aging, pregnancy, genetics, weight fluctuations, and gravity can cause your once firm and youthful breasts to lose their perkiness and begin to sag. A breast lift or a boobs lift can rejuvenate your figure, restoring a youthful and uplifted appearance to your breasts.

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

A breast lift may be the right choice if you experience:

  • Drooping or sagging breasts with loss of shape and volume
  • Stretched skin
  • Enlarged areolas
  • Nipples and areolas that point downward
  • Good physical health
  • Non-smoker
  • Fully developed breasts

Comprehensive Guide to Breast Lift

Everything You Need to Know

Preparing for Breast Lift Surgery

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Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions during your virtual consultation, covering areas such as smoking cessation, medication guidelines, what to bring to the hospital, and when to have your last meal before surgery. It is crucial to adhere to these instructions for your safety and to ensure a speedy recovery.

Here are some general guidelines you may be advised to follow:

  • Stop smoking at least two weeks before surgery and refrain from smoking for an additional two weeks afterward to reduce the risk of complications and promote proper healing.
  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages for at least one week before your surgery.
  • Do not consume food or drink anything for at least six hours before your surgery, including alcohol the day before.

Following these instructions diligently will contribute to a successful breast lift surgery and optimal recovery.

Breast Lift Surgical Procedure: What to Expect

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During a breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, several steps are involved to lift and reshape the breasts:

Anchor Technique:

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  1. Incision: The incision is made around the areola, vertically down from the breast crease, and horizontally along the crease.
  2. Incision outlines removed: Once the incisions are made, the excess skin marked by the incision outlines is removed.

  3. Nipple repositioning: The new location for the nipple is defined, and the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position on the breast mound.

  4. Skin reshaping: The skin surrounding the areola is brought down and together to reshape the breast.

  5. Incision closure: The skin around the areola is stitched together to close the incisions.

  6. Surgery duration: The surgery typically lasts for two to three hours under general anesthesia.

Peri-areolar Technique:

Breast Lift - Peri-Areolar Technique

During this procedure, an incision is made all around the border of the areola. This technique is less extensive than the anchor technique and is suitable for patients with mild to moderate breast sagging.

Learn More about Breast Lift Surgery Risks

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Depending on the technique used, breast lift surgery can result in different types of scarring. With a peri-areolar technique, scarring and wrinkling of the skin around the areola may occur, and it could take 1-2 years for the wrinkles to smoothen out.

If an inverted “T” technique is used, scarring will be around the areola with a linear scar running down from the nipples and another linear scar along the infra-mammary fold.

The risks associated with breast lift surgery include:

  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Bleeding or hematoma
  • Infection
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Breast contour and shape irregularities
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Skin discoloration
  • Permanent pigmentation changes
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves
  • Blood vessels and muscle tissue necrosis
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Excessive firmness of the breast
  • Potential partial or total loss of the nipple and areola
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Possibility of revisional surgery and risks associated with anesthesia

It’s important to note that breast lift surgery can interfere with diagnostic procedures. However, it typically does not interfere with pregnancy. Normal breast changes during pregnancy and lactation may alter the results of the surgery.

Additionally, because some breast tissue is removed during the procedure, breast lift surgery may interfere with breastfeeding.

A few weeks after surgery, sutures used to close the deeper layers may surface through the skin. This is a normal part of the healing process, and the sutures are expected to be absorbed within 4-6 months following surgery.

Post-Operative Care Instructions for Breast Lift

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  • Begin walking as soon as possible to promote circulation and aid in recovery.
  • Rest at home and plan to return to work after approximately 10 days, or as advised by your surgeon.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for 3-4 weeks following surgery.
  • Refrain from physical contact with your breasts for 3-4 weeks to allow for proper healing.
  • You may shower 48 hours after the removal of drain tubes, if applicable.
  • Once bandages are removed, wear a supportive bra continuously for 21 days to provide adequate support and promote healing.
  • After the initial healing period, you may consider wearing a bra with underwire 6-12 months after surgery, as recommended by your surgeon.

PRICE AND PACKAGES

Procedure

Hospital Stay

Price (THB)

Inverted T-scar - Severe

1 Night

111,000

Round Block Mastopexy/Peri-areolar - Mild

1 Night

83,000

Breast Reduction

2 Nights

136,000

Nipple Graft (add+)

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22,500

Nipple needs to be moved =/>25cm; weight >70 kgs (add+)

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22,500

Breast Implant Removal

1 Night

81,000

Nipple Lift by Sutures (per side)

None

22,500

Corrective surgery (case done elsewhere?)

2 Nights

181,000

Aspiration of lymph or seroma after breast implant removal (per treatment)

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5,500

Take the first step and reach out to us for a complimentary virtual consultation. Our virtual consultants and surgeons will provide personalized recommendations based on your unique needs. Every client is different, and we tailor each procedure to match your individual requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be asleep during the surgery?

Yes, you will be under general anesthesia during the procedure.

How Long is the Recovery Period after Breast Lift Surgery?

Most patients can begin walking around slowly the day after surgery and gradually improve over the next few days. While there will be swelling and bruising, these effects typically resolve in about 2 weeks. Physical activity is limited, and contact with the breasts should be avoided for about 4 weeks following surgery.

Full wound maturation and the final results of the surgery will gradually occur over the course of 6-12 months. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions closely to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

How long do I need to stay in Bangkok for breast augmentation surgery?

Patients are typically admitted for 1-2 nights. Afterward, you may return to your hotel and enjoy some shopping and sightseeing while awaiting your follow-up appointment. It’s important to avoid lifting, swimming, and other strenuous activities. You should plan to return for a check-up 7-10 days after surgery, after which you can resume travel or return to work.

How Do I Care for Myself After Breast Lift Surgery?

After the operation, it is important to wear a support bra for a few months to provide adequate support and promote healing. During this recovery period, it is advisable to avoid underwire bras, as they may cause discomfort or interfere with the healing process.

Is the Result of a Breast Lift Permanent?

While a breast lift can provide long-lasting results, the natural aging process will continue over the years, which could lead to some degree of sagging in the future. It’s important to note that factors such as pregnancy, lactation, and significant fluctuations in weight can affect the longevity of the results and may require additional procedures to maintain the desired outcome.

Aside from the Improved Appearance of My Breasts, Will There Be Other Changes?

Yes, there are other considerations to keep in mind. A breast lift can potentially interfere with the results of a mammogram, as the surgery alters the breast tissue. Additionally, due to the removal of some breast tissue during the procedure, there may be an impact on breastfeeding. It’s important to discuss these potential changes with your surgeon before undergoing a breast lift procedure.

What Are the Potential Risks of Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. These include:

– Bleeding
– Adverse reactions to anesthesia
– Infection
– Delayed healing
– Asymmetry in breast shape or position
– Nerve injury
– Numbness in the areolae and nipples
– Contractures or keloid formation at the incision site
– The need for revision surgery

It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon and understand the potential complications before undergoing breast lift surgery.

How Do I Prepare for Breast Lift Surgery?

To minimize complications and reduce risk factors, it is important to follow these guidelines:

  1. Stop smoking and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke, as smoking can interfere with the healing process.
  2. Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages, as alcohol can increase the risk of bleeding.
  3. Discontinue the use of hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medications that may interfere with surgery. Only continue medications that your doctor allows.
  4. Patients with underlying medical conditions may require surgical clearance from their medical specialist to ensure they are fit for surgery.

Following these guidelines can help ensure a smoother and safer surgical experience.