Breast Lift and Uplift | Ocean Clinic
Breast Lift

Breast Lift and Uplift

Breast uplift surgery is a common procedure for women with sagging breast tissue and general loss of breast shape, especially after pregnancy.
A breast lift is a single-step procedure, which changes the breast shape by removal of excess skin. It may include downsizing the nipple-areola complex as well if patient have very large areolas and it is very often combined with breast implants in cases of generalized loss of volume.

  • Technical term
  • Duration of surgery
    1-2 hours
  • Anaesthesia
  • Discharge from clinic
    same day or 1 day
  • Fit for society
    7-10 days
  • Back to work
    7 days
  • Aftercare and recovery
    special bra for 4-6 weeks

What to know before Breast Lift

What to Know Before Breast Lift and Uplift. Ocean Clinic

There are various established techniques in breast uplift surgery. The choice of the right method, tailored to you, depends on your anatomy, the size of the breasts, degree of sagging, laxity of the skin, position of the nipple etc. These factors will be addressed by your surgeon in the decision process. Furthermore, the placement of breast implants may sometimes form an integral part of the operation, refilling the breast and resulting in an better silhouette. Depending on your case, we will create minimal scars whenever possible.

Light Breast Ptosis (sagging): Scars are around the areola and, if necessary, with a vertical extension (lollipop shape).

Moderate Breast Ptosis (sagging): When a moderate degree of sagging is present, we use a vertical scar technique or with a small extension of the scar into the inframammary fold. The scars are, as described above, in a lollipop shape, with an additional short scar in submammary fold (short anchor or inverted-T).

Severe Breast Ptosis (sagging): When a more excessive degree sagging is present, we use a vertical scar may need a longer extension of the scar into the inframammary fold forming a full-length inverted-T scar.

Patient testimony

My breasts look like I have some perfect silicone implants but I don’t. Absolutely love them.

L.L. (54)

The Ocean Clinic is dedicated to avoiding any unnecessary pain. We routinely perform a temporary local nerve block of relevant sensory nerves, thus considerably lowering the pain in the early post-operative period. With an additional combination of one or two painkillers, you should be free of pain. Our suturing is resorbable; there is no need to remove stitches. Postoperative lymphatic drainage is advisable after this kind of procedure.

We will provide you with a special bra to be worn for about 4 to 6 weeks. Do not lift any objects beyond 5kg and avoid sports involving weights during this period.

There are non-specific risks that are connected to any kind of surgical procedures like hematoma, infection, seroma.
When choosing the right technique for shaping the breast envelope, the restriction of blood supply to the nipple or areola (necrosis) is extremely rare. Avoiding smoking for 1 month prior to surgery and 4-6 weeks post surgery enhances the wound healing process and to minimize risk for nipple necrosis. The impairment of lactation in case of future pregnancy is a very rare.

In cases of a saggy breast with concurrent hypertrophy, a breast reduction removal of breast and fat tissue could be an option. 
In some cases the placement of breast implants may correct a light to moderate amount of sagging for a certain time period, however an additional breast lift may become necessary at a later stage.

We perform our specially developed peri-areolar suture technique (if necessary) in order to minimize the appearance of scars. Our aftercare relies on an inter-disciplinary program for post-operative scar treatment. We often perform simultaneous liposuction in the surrounding areas, such as the rest of the chest and the area frontal to the axilla for a better aesthetic result and our patients have no need for drains in most cases.

The next step

Breast Lift and Uplift after surgery and beyond. Ocean Clinic