Breast Lift

Length of Stay in Hospital
1 Day
Length of Stay in the City
7 Days
Recovery Duration
1-2 Weeks
Operation Duration
2-4 Hours
Type of Anesthesia
General Anesthesia
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Breast lift operations provide surgical recovery of saggy breasts and remove the droopy appearance.

Breast sagging is a part of natural aging. The effect of gravity over the years, breastfeeding in motherhood, rapid weight gain/lose or aging are some of the reasons for breast sagging.

How is Breast Lift Operation Performed?

Breast lift operation is performed by removing the excess skin that causes sagging and lifting the breast tissue in itself and hanging it up. A reverse-T-shaped scar remains after the operation. After the incisions are made; the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to increase breast contour and firmness. The nipple and areola are brought to the level they should be. The enlarged nipple is reduced by cutting around the skin If necessary. Excess breast skin tissue is removed to compensate for the loss of elasticity.

After the breast lift procedure, some reduction in bra size may be observed. If breast reduction is not desired at all or larger breasts are desired, breast tissue can be supported with silicone. In the first weeks after the operation, the breasts will appear slightly larger than they should be due to edema, but in the following months, this situation disappears as the edema disappears.

Recovery Process After Breast Lift

  • Cold compress treatment is started immediately after the operation and a sports bra is worn.

  • No dressing is used except the thin bandage on the stitches.

  • Shower can be taken after 1 or 2 days.

  • Stitches are removed after 15 days.

  • A sports bra should be worn continuously for 4 weeks. This bra reduces the pain perception of patient and makes them feel more secure.

  • Breasts that have edema gradually take shape. It takes about 8-10 weeks for the breast to take its final shape.

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Does surgery affect breastfeeding?

The procedure is only intended to remove excess skin and muscle tissue. Lactiferous ducts and tissue will not be damaged. Therefore, you will not have any problems with breastfeeding.

Will there be any scar after breast lift operation?

Breast lifting is a surgical operation that mainly based on the procedure of removing excess skin and tissue, and bringing the nipple to its ideal position. There will be an incision scar towards the bottom of breast after the procedure. This scar, which pales over the time, is perceived as acceptable by most patients.

If I have a silicone prosthesis, will my breast lift and reshape at the same time?

If you have a sagging breast, silicone will not make your breast lifted. Only in breast lifting operation, excess skin is recovered and the nipple is brought to an ideal position.

Can breast lift and breast implant placement be done at the same time?

Yes, it can be done. Lifting and breast reduction or lifting and breast augmentation can be performed in the same operation according to patient’s needs.

Can breast lift and reduction be done at the same time?

These two operations have very similar procedures. Breasts are automatically lifted and reshaped in the breast reduction operation.

What can I do for the scars after surgery?

Incisions are very sensitive to sunlight during the recovery time. You should avoid direct sunlight and solarium, and use sunscreen with factor 30 and above (with UVA and UVB protection) for 6 months.

When will I return to work?

5-7 day rest is recommended after the operation. Athletic activities should wait for another 3-4 weeks at least.

How long should a supportive bra be used?

A supportive bra should be worn for 3 weeks in order to accelerate postoperative recovery and reduce edema.

Is there any loss of sensation after breast lift?

A decrease of sensation may occur in the nipple and lower breast area in the first 6 weeks after the operation. This is temporary situation and the nipple sensation will return to usual over the time.

Will there be sagging again after the breast lift?

Pregnancy or rapid weight gain may cause sagging in breasts again after the breast lift operation. Therefore, if patients plan to get pregnant, it is recommended to schedule their breast lift operation after the pregnancy process.

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Walk-through: What's next?

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First Contact

From the very first contact, we will explore your situation in-depth and start planning the path to the beauty.


Doctor Choice

We will connect you with the best doctors in their fields for your special needs.



We will assist you to plan your trip and give you advises on city tours.


Transport and Transfer

Based on your operation schedule, you will fly to Istanbul on the most convenient date for you. From then on, your transfers and appointments will be arranged by us.


Operation Day

You will be in right hands to reveal your beauty on the date of the operation.



When your procedures are done, you will return home to enjoy your new life.