Breast lift in Lausanne
Who is it for?
Type of hospitalization
Outpatient or 1 night in a clinic
Duration of the procedure
1h30 to 2h
Type of anesthesia
Duration of results
Duration of social eviction
From CHF 9800
Breast lift: to rejuvenate your breasts and restore their harmonious shape
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, also called mastopexy or breast lift, is a plastic surgery procedure. This surgical procedurerestores a harmonious shape and curves to the breasts by correcting breast ptosis.
Breast ptosis is a sagging of the breasts. The breast tissue sags and forms a fold that hides the submammary fold. By doing the pencil test (a pencil placed in this area does not fall out), you can verify that ptosis is present and that the breast lift is right for you. Ptosis appears with age, following a pregnancy, after breastfeeding (breastfeeding often distends the skin). Sagging breasts can also be observed in cases of breast hypertrophy, or after a significant weight loss.
A breast lift is also performed when breasts are asymmetrical. This procedure will give your breasts back their asymmetry in a natural way.
Thanks to the 3D scanner we use in our clinic in Lausanne, you will be able to visualize the result of your breast lift.
Why have a breast lift?
At Global Plastic, we perform breast lifts to restore a woman's breasts to a harmonious and natural shape.
With age, after pregnancy, following weight loss, in cases of breast hypertrophy, breasts sag, the nipple is too low, and the bosom can be asymmetrical. This is called breast ptosis.
If you have a complex about your breasts, or if you simply want to lift your breasts, you are concerned by the breast lift or mastopexy.
With a breast lift, you will be able to give your breasts a new lease on life, you will be able to wear outfits that were no longer possible, and you will no longer be embarrassed by your sagging breasts.
At Global Pastic Surgery, you will benefit from the latest technology that will allow you to visualize the result after your breast lift thanks to our 3D scanner.
Our goal is to make you look and feel better.
Breast lifting (mastopexy) is recommended for
- Lift breasts (breasts fall down)
- Restore the shape and roundness of the breast (the breast is drooping and flat)
- Symmetrize breasts (breasts are not of the same size)
How long does the procedure last?
The duration of the procedure varies depending on the patient's goals and needs. It lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the patient's request and the technique used. At Global Plastic Surgery, the surgical procedure is performed by two surgeons specializing in plastic surgery, so the time is divided by two.
How the procedure is performed
Once the patient is asleep, the plastic surgeonmakes an incision, repositions the areola and nipple, lifts the mammary gland, reshapes the breast and eventually removes the excess skin.
Depending on the degree of breast sagging, the doctor will either make an incisionaround thenipple (“peri-areolar”), or an incision around the nipple down to the crease under the breast (“vertical”), or an incision around the nipple down to the crease of the breast following this crease ("inverted T" scar).
At Global Plastic Surgery, we use a laser technique that allows the skin to regenerate. This technique enables us to obtain almost invisible scars.
Do I need to take time off work?
Generally, there is little pain following this procedure. However, a leave of absence from work is necessary and depends on your job. It is generally necessary to expect about a one-week social eviction.
In the month following the operation, it is recommended not to carry heavy loads, not to do any sport that could stress the pectoral muscles.
What are the after-effects of the operation?
Generally, there is little pain following this procedure. There may be some breastsswelling and bruising, but also some discomfort when you lift your arm.
It is advisable to wear a sports bra without underwire during the first month, day and night. This precaution will help to maintain the breast even, in a stable position. The resumption of sports activities can be considered after about 1.5 - 2 months.
Are results durable?
Yes, the result is long-lasting. However, the skin may stretch again in case of pregnancy, weight gain and aging.
It is recommended that you moisturize your skin considerably to guarantee a better result. Indeed, this area of the skin, which is subject to gravity, is very thin and fragile.
We advise against sun exposure, as this accelerates the aging of the skin.
What are the possible risks?
As with any surgical procedure, breast reduction involves risks that may be related to the anesthesia or the surgical procedure. At Global Plastic Surgery, we make every effort to ensure that the risks are as minimal as possible. We therefore take all necessary precautions.
However, this procedure is subject to the repair reaction of the skin tissue, a living tissue whose reactions are never completely predictable.
Some complications, although rare, can occur
An infection or a hematoma that requires antibiotic treatment and possibly a surgical revision are very rare complications.
Even more rarely, damage to an area of the skin, gland or areola can delay healing (note this risk is increased if you smoke).
It is therefore strongly recommended to stop smoking 1 month before the operation and in the month that follows.
The price of the operation depends mainly on operation times, the technique used and the choice of anesthesia. The price for a breast lift operation starts at 8000 CHF.
Type of hospitalization
Breast lift surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis or with a 24-hour hospital stay.
Type of anesthesia
To proceed with a breast lift, we use general or local anesthesia depending on the type of operation planned.
Course of the first consultation
Our first meeting takes place at the Global Plastic Surgery clinic in Lausanne. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will conduct a thorough clinical examination and a diagnostic interview in order to best meet the patient's needs. At Global Plastic Surgery, our surgeons take special care to listen to you. Our goal is to make you more beautiful and feel at one with your body. To do this, we take into consideration your morphology, your skin type, the components of your breast (the volume of the mammary gland and fatty components, the amount of skin to be removed, the place of the areola and the nipple), and any family and personal history that might contraindicate the procedure.
This first consultation is a very important phase in the process. We pay particular attention to it.
At the end of the first consultation, after taking the time for reflection. We meet again to define the desired result. We visualize together the possibilities on screen thanks to our 3D
We also explain all the necessary measures to take before the operation. A pre-operative appointment is scheduled with our anesthesiologist.
Procedure and details of the operation
The day of the operation:
You arrive in the morning, on an empty stomach, you are received by the surgeon who will operate on you and you are taken to the operating room. When you are asleep, the plastic surgeon begins the procedure.
To perform a breast lift, the skin is cut around the nipple. Excess skin is removed, the mammary gland and internal tissues are reshaped and the nipple is lifted (mastopexy). Depending on the initial situation, the breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation or reduction. The procedure takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Results obtained, patient feedback, complementary techniques
What results can be expected?
If no prosthesis is used, the result will be very natural. Very quickly, you will notice a shapelier shape and a better fit of your breasts. The final results will be visible 6 to 12 months after the breast lift.
In addition to the aesthetic aspect, this procedure will allow you to regain confidencein yourself and your femininity. You will be able to resume sports activities generally about two months after the operation. Your new breasts will allow you to renew your wardrobe and wear clothes that will enhance your newfound femininity.
However, your breasts evolve over time, particularly with your hormonal cycle and possible weight variations. To prolong the result, while taking into account the aging process, we recommend a healthy lifestyle and an important weight control. These precautions will ensure the longevity of the results.
The use of the 3D scanner allows the patient and the surgeon to visualize the result and to agree on the patient's wishes. This technique ensures our patients' satisfaction is optimized. This is our priority.
At Global Plastic Surgery we have a technology that allows us to simulate the breast reduction during the consultation. The patient can see herself with her breasts lifted during the consultation. This technology, in our hands, has helped patients better understand their wishes in terms of final result and has increased the postoperative satisfaction rate.
Are almost invisible scars possible?
Yes, thanks to the laser technique we use after the procedure, scars are almost invisible. Our priority is to perform the least invasive surgery possible with an optimal result.
Why use the laser for healing?
The laser sends waves that stimulate the skin and allow it to regenerate naturally, resulting in almost invisible scars.
Scientific definition of the technique
A breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure that consists of reshaping the breast by acting on the skin envelope and the glandular tissue. The areola and the nipple are recentered. Then, the surgeon adapts the skin envelope by removing the excess skin to ensure a good fit of the breast and thus obtain a firmer and shapelier breast. The edges of the skin are cut and stitched with absorbable sutures. These sutures are the source of the scars. At Global Plastic Surgery, we use the laser technique which helps us considerably reduce scars. Our goal is to make you more beautiful, more in harmony with your body by using the least invasive techniques possible and state-of-the-art laser technology to minimize scarring.
Scientific explanation of the symptom
A breast lift is recommended in cases of breast ptosis, which is a sagging of the breast and distension of the skin. The breast is then too low and the areola as well as the nipple are misaligned. Ptosis most often occurs with aging, after a pregnancy with or without breastfeeding or after significant weight loss. Ptosis can also be associated with breast hypertrophy or breast hypotrophy.
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