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Do I need breast lift surgery?

July 21, 2016 by Grainne Farrell0

Breast lift surgery will improve the position of the bust line it does not improve the size of the breasts. Often breast lift surgery is done at the same time as a breast augmentation surgery. The implants will fill the upper pole of the breasts and in most cases clients will get better results from having both procedures, compared to the results they may have got from having breast lift surgery alone.

Breast lift surgery would benefit women who have a low bust line and women who have experienced changes in their breast through pregnancy, breast feeding, weight-loss or aging.

Having breast augmentation alone will not usually improve the bust line and in some cases it may make it worse. If you are considering having breast augmentation surgery but you’re unsure if you would also benefit from a breast lift, you may be what surgeons call a borderline case. Our breast surgery specialist surgeons here in Phuket are actually sometimes able to improve the bust line for these borderline cases via breast augmentation only. This is great news for those clients who are borderline cases as they are able to improve the size and bust line in one procedure, reducing costs and scaring.

Depending on the severity of your case, there are three types of incisions that can be used for breast lift surgery. If your case is not very severe then the surgeon will make an incision around your nipple, this is sometimes called a ‘doughnut’ incision. The next level of severity would require an incision around your nipple and also a vertical incision from the bottom of the nipple to the breast fold, this is sometimes called a ‘lollipop’ incision. Lastly, for severe cases an ‘anchor’ incision would be used, this is the same as the lollipop incision but an incision is also made along the breast fold.

There are risks involved when undergoing breast lift surgery. Because an incision is made around the nipple there is a chance that your ability to breastfeed will be affected. This is something you need to consider if you are planning a pregnancy and would like to be able to breastfeed.

When having a breast lift you will be required to stay in the hospital for 2 nights as opposed to 1 night for breast augmentation surgery. The recovery time is slightly longer when having breast lift surgery; we recommend that you stay in Phuket for a total of 14 days. When having breast augmentation alone you are required to stay in Phuket for 7 days.

Our surgeons will provide you with a free online consultation to advise you on which procedures would give you your desired outcome. We provide this service free of charge and you are under no obligation to book with us for using this service. You will also have a face to face consultation with your surgeon to discuss further if you would benefit from a breast lift procedure. All the finer details of your surgery such as incisions would be decided in your face to face consultation.