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Summary


Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure to lift sagging or loose breasts. The surgery is designed for women who have stretched skin or decreased breast volume. It is not recommended for women who are planning on losing weight, getting pregnant or nursing a child.

Length of the procedure: 1 to 2 hours

Hospital Stay: Most patents are released form care within 1 day their procedure.

Recovery before traveling home: Patients seeking breast lift through medical tourism can return home within 7 days of their procedure.

Travel Tip: It is best to plan an extended stay beyond your procedure to allow for post operative care. Most surgeons require several follow-ups in the days after the procedure. Find a hotel nearby the clinic you have the procedure for easy access to medical care. It is best to find a hotel room that is handicap accessible so you are properly accommodated during your recovery.

Procedure Details

Your surgery will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. Typically, this surgery is performed through 3 small incisions around the circumference of your areola. However, in some cases a surgeon must make an incision around the areola, another in the fold of your breast, and an adjoining scar vertically between the areola and the fold.

After the surgeon makes the required incisions they will remove the excess skin. Once they have removed the excess skin that is causing the breast to sag they will reposition the nipple. The wounds are then closed with absorbable sutures, so they do not need to be removed during post operative care.

After the Procedure

After the procedure you will be taken to recovery. Your vitals will be monitored carefully during this time. When you have woken from the surgery and your vitals are stable you will be moved to a regular hospital room or released from care. After the surgery you will have an elastic bandage or surgical bra on. This will be worn over top the gauze dressing that is wrapped around your chest. You will be required to wear a surgical bra night and day for at least 4 weeks after your surgery.

Immediately following your surgery you may have surgical drainage tubes in place to drain fluid. These drainage tubes will be removed in about 3 days in most cases. Do not be alarmed if you are released from care while they are still in place, this is completely normal.

Self care after breast lift:

  • Resume light activity with 1 to 2 days
  • Limit stretching until you are healed
  • Return to work within 1 to 2 weeks
  • No heavy lifting for 3 to 6 weeks
  • No driving for 2 weeks

Results

When expectations are realistic most patients are satisfied with the results of breast lift surgery. It is important to note that in some cases the scar from this procedure can be extensive, and they are permanent. The first several months after this surgery the scars are often red and lumpy. This often fades over time to a thin white line. It is also important to note that breast lift surgery does not defy gravity. Overtime, the breasts can begin to sag again.

Risks and Complications

As is with any surgery there are risks associated with breast lift surgery. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:

  • Reaction to anesthesia or medication
  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding problems
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart problems
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Extensive scarring
  • Uneven nipple position

Contact your physician if any of the following occur:

  • Pain increases
  • Redness develops around incision site
  • Swelling develops
  • Drainage from incision is bloody, green, yellow or foul smelling
  • Medication side effects like nausea, vomiting, rash or headache
  • Fever above 100 degrees by mouth
  • Numbness
  • Loss of motion
  • Sudden breast swelling

Major Destinations offering this treatment
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Featured Service Providers
   
     
 

Almater Hospital SA de CV

Location: Mexicali, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), AVR - AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT, ABDOMINOPLASTY-MINI TUMMY TUCK, ... more  

Almater Hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in northern Mexico. Located just two hours from San Diego, California, in the vibrant border city of Mexicali, Mexico, Almater Hospital has been providing affo...

 
     
     
 

Apollo Delhi

Location: New Delhi, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: GAMETE INTRA-FALLOPIAN TRANSFER, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), ... more  

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is the First Hospital in India to be Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). It is one of the best multi-speciality tertiary acute care hospitals with ...

 
     
     
 

Doctors Hospital Health System

Location: Nassau, Bahamas  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), BREAST AUGMENTATION, ... more  

Doctors Hospital is the best hospital in the Caribbean, as proven by our accreditation by Joint Commission International. Our doctors are at the leading edge of medicine and comprise of over 200 US and UK trained physic...

 
     
     
 

Fortis Healthcare

Location: Haryana, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CLOSED HEART / THORACIC SURGERY , CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, ... more  

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. The co...

 
     
     
 

Hospital Galenia

Location: Quintana, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST LIFT, BREAST REDUCTION, ... more  

Patients come from the USA, Canada, and around the world to receive high quality and affordable medical care in Mexico. The majority of the patients choose Cancun because of its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and compe...

 
     
     
 

Nairi Medical Center

Location: Yerevan, Armenia  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ENDOCRINOLOGY, GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, ... more  
Procedures: ABDOMINOPLASTY-MINI TUMMY TUCK, ARM LIFT, BOTOX, ... more  

Nairi Medical Center offers the highest standard of healthcare in a calm and comfortable atmosphere. A full range of imaging services and radiology procedures are offered. They include ultrasound, X-ray and MRT. Due to t...

 
     
     
 

Schneider Regional Medical Center

Location: St. Thomas, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY, ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ASTHMA EVALUATION AND TREATMENT, ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATMENT, CONTACT DERMATITIS TESTING AND TREATMENT, ... more  

Schneider Regional Medical Center is a healthcare system comprised of three facilities operating with one vision: "To be the health care provider of choice to the residents of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean." Schne...

 
     
     
 

Sinaiclinic Hospital

Location: Sharm Elsheikh, Egypt  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ADJUNCTIVE GENERAL SERVICES, PROSTHODONTICS, FIXED, ... more  
Procedures: BOTOX, BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST LIFT, ... more  

SINAICLINIC HOSPITAL, a community hospital with selected, highly specialized services, operates as part of a high-quality healthcare delivery system that serves SHARM ELSHEKH, DAHAB, TABA, ALL SOUTH SINAI. ...

 
     
     
 

Clínica Dermatológica y Cirugía Estética de Puebla

Location: Puebla, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, AESTHETIC MEDICINE, ... more  
Procedures: BOTOX, BREAST AUGMENTATION (WITH/INCLUDING IMPLANTS), BREAST LIFT, ... more  

The city of Puebla through its many public and private institutions attends patients from all over the republic who come in search of treatments and specialized surgical procedures. La Clinica Dermatologica y Cirugia ...

 
     
     
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