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Breast Lift Procedure: Cost, Candidates, Procedure, Risks and Recovery

  • Posted on- Mar 14, 2017
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Breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure which elevates the breasts by extracting the excess skin and tightening the underlying breast tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. A breast lift procedure is also known as Mastopexy. A breast lift procedure revives the overall appearance and provides more attractive and improved upper body. A woman’s breasts often changes over time, resulting in loss of skin elasticity causing sagging of breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, age, weight fluctuations or heredity are some possible factors behind the sagging of breasts.

There are many Bollywood celebrities who have undergone breast lift surgery to enhance their appearance. Leading Bollywood beauties such as Sushmita Sen, Kangana Ranaut, Bipasha Basu, Mallika Sherawat and many more have undergone breast lift surgery.

Breast lift surgery cost

The average cost of a breast lift surgery in India is around Rs. 3 lakhs. Breast lift surgery cost includes cosmetic surgeon’s fee, medical tests, anaesthesia, prescriptions for medications, and hospital facilities charge. However, above-mentioned cost may vary based on the type of hospital, the cosmetic surgeon’s experience and type of procedure. Most of the medical insurance does not cover the Breast lift surgery or its complications, but many cosmetic surgeons offer patient-financing plans.

Breast lift surgery candidates

Suitable candidates for a breast lift surgery are:

  • Women who have asymmetrical breasts
  • Women with sagging nipples and areolas
  • Women who are physically healthy
  • Women who have stable weight
  • Women who are non smokers

Preparing for breast lift surgery

A patient undergoing breast lift surgery is asked to:
  • Avoid eating anything just before the procedure
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Avoid taking aspirin and other inflammatory drugs
  • Get complementary lab tests done

Breast lift procedure

The selection of technique to be used in a breast lift procedure depends on the breast size and shape, degree of breast sagging, skin quality and elasticity and size of the areolas. To maintain comfort during surgery a patient is given general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. After making small incisions, the cosmetic surgeon lifts and reshapes the underlying breast tissue to improve breast contour and firmness. The excessive skin is removed the nipple and areolas are repositioned. Before closing the incisions, cosmetic surgeon tightens the breast tissue. Incisions are closed with sutures, surgical tape, or clips.

After breast lift surgery

Swelling, scars, incision lines are natural after the breast surgery. However, these will fade over time. Satisfaction from the surgery will continue to grow as a patient recovers from the surgery. For long lasting results, the patient should maintain weight and follow a healthy lifestyle. The smoother, tighter contours are visible immediately after the procedure. A patient should avoid physical activities subjected to excessive force, swelling, or pain during the time of healing.

Breast lift surgery risks

Before undergoing a breast lift surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will tell you about the possible risks and complications associated with it. It is important that the patient address all queries with the plastic surgeon. Some risks associated with breast lift surgery are:
  • Change in sensation
  • Swelling
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Infection
  • Persistent pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Scarring
  • Accumulation of fluid
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Poor healing


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22-08-2017 05:34 PM

I always felt inferior about my breasts. Then, I had my breast lift surgery and the results are very good. Its like life changing.

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15-04-2017 08:28 AM

I had been working out in the gym regularly. I lost weight and found I could tone and firm any part of my body — except my post-pregnancy breast. I decided to have breast lift surgery in early 2005 but that wasn’t the only thing in my life that shifted.

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