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Breast Lift / Uplift

Breast Lift / Uplift Mastopexy

Breast lift (mastopexy) and 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
    Mastopexy
  • Duration of surgery
    1-2 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    general
  • 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

Breast Lift / Uplift: What you need to know

Qué es Breast Lift / Uplift Mastopexy, what you need to know. Ocean Clinic

Breast lift: Surgical techniques and scars
There are various established techniques in breast lift/ 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)

Before and after photos

Mastopexy with implants

Breast uplift with 350cc high profile round breast implants and vertical scar.

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Mastopexy with implants photo before and after

Surgical training video

Breast lift with implants at Ocean Clinic Marbella

In this breast lift surgery video, Ocean Clinics plastic surgeons, perform an augmentation mastopexy with silicone implants. The patient had breast implants and a periareolar mastopexy 8 years before and is presenting bottoming-out and bilateral sagging. To correct asymmetry of fullness in the medials quadrant and to shape the axilla bilateral liposuction of axilla is performed and fat transfer to the inner quadrants of the breasts. ⇒ find more videos

3D Animation

Breast lift mastopexy

A breast lift, or mastopexy, can help restore a firmer, shapelier breast, which will improve body contours and give the breasts a perky, youthful appearance. A dramatic difference in the shape and position of the breasts immediately following the procedure. During a breast lift procedure, loose, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. As a result, the overall shape of the breasts is improved, and they are lifted to a new, more upright position. ⇒ Find more 3d animations

Mastopexy in Marbella and Madrid
... after surgery and beyond

Mastopexy aftercare

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.

Mastopexy procedure related risks

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.

Mastopexy alternative treatments

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.

Ocean Clinics experience in mastopexy

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.

In safe hands!

At Ocean Clinic, we bring together the world’s leading plastic surgeons, specialists in breast lift, with more than 15 years of combined expertise and experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Dr Kai O Kaye | Ocean Clinic
Dr Kai O Kaye

Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, expert member of the ISAPS association and founder of Ocean Clinic.

Dr Richard M Fakin | Ocean Clinic
Dr Richard M Fakin

Plastic surgeon in Zurich and Madrid, member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and adjunct professor at the University of Zurich.

Dr Felix Paprottka | Ocean Clinic
Dr Felix Paprottka

Member of EBOPRAS, he joined the Ocean Clinic Marbella in 2017 where he completed his residency program in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Ocean Clinic Group

The best plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic specialized in breast lift. Located in Marbella, Madrid and Zurich. With more than 15 years of experience and performing more than 1000 surgeries a year. Medical professionals, modern facilities, trust, experience and security. Come and meet us!

Best plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic. Ocean Clinic Marbella Madrid
Marbella
Av. Ramón y Cajal, 7
29601 Marbella
Tel. 951 77 55 18
Madrid
C/ Velázquez nº 109, 1º Izq
28006 Madrid
Tel. 910 56 79 33
Zurich
Limmatquai 2
8001 Zurich
Tel. (+41) 44 250 95 88