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Breast Lift - all you need to know

Updated July 17, 2019

Breast lift procedure

Breast lift, called also mastopexy, is an aesthetic procedure improving the look of your breasts. Breast lift effectively restores and reshapes your sagging breasts, giving them a youthful and attractive appearance. It is a great solution for women who are not satisfied with the way their breasts have changed after pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or due to ageing process.

Breast lift definition:

Breast lift is a plastic surgery which improves the appearance of your breasts. Their shape, firmness and perkiness is restored. Performing mastopexy abroad involves the removal of excess breast skin and breast tissues, raising or reshaping a nipple as well as an areola so that it is in a more front position.

Benefits of Breast lift surgery

Thanks to breast lift surgery your breast are no longer droopy or saggy, but become firm, well-shaped, tight and attractive. As a result your body is proportional and your silhouette is slimmer. Your breasts look more youthful, bright and well-groomed, thanks to which you gain self-esteem and confidence.

Breast lift candidates

Best candidates for breast lift are women in a good health condition maintaining stable weight and non-smoking. Nonetheless, if your breasts sag, have lost their volume and shape, or your nipples and areolas are pointed downward, which might be the result of ageing, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations, you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery abroad.

Breast lift prices

Beauty Poland offers very cheap prices for breast lift abroad. The average price for a breast lift in Poland is 3400 GBP, while in the UK, the average price is 6000 GBP and in Norway it is 5000 GBP. The price for breast lift in Poland includes the surgery, all medical tests, consultation, anaesthesia and a night in the clinic after the surgery. The affordable price for breast lift in Poland goes together with a high-standard clinics, experienced surgeons, and perfect organisation of your stay.

Breast lift procedure abroad

After applying anaesthesia, the surgeon starts making incisions. Depending on what you expect and what needs to be improved, the incisions are made around the areola or on the breasts creases. Then the doctor removes the excess skin, reshapes and lifts the breast tissues, and change the position of nipples if necessary. When the desirable effect of your breasts appearance is achieved, the doctor closes the incisions with dissolvable stitches.

Before the Breast lift surgery:

It would be best if you quit smoking at least 6 weeks before breast lift surgery. Also, you should stop taking medicines containing aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicines 2 weeks before the surgery because they may increase future bleeding.. It is advisable not to drink alcohol, avoid hot showers for 2 weeks before the surgery.

Required medical tests:

Medical tests that need to be done before breast lift include, blood group, blood morphology, SR (sedimentation rate), coagulogram (APTT, INR), serum glucose, electrolytes levels, urine analysis, Ekg (only for patients older than 55 y.o.), HBs, HCV, and HIV. All these medical tests are included in the price for breast lift in Poland.

Length of Breast lift procedure:

The length of breast lift surgery varies depending on which technique is used and how complex the surgery is. On average it takes from 1 to 3 hours. This time might lengthen if breast lift is combined with other surgery, e.g. breast augmentation.

Type of anesthesia:

In general, breast lift is done under general anaesthesia and you need to stay in the clinic for one night. If the surgery requires few incisions, the doctor may decide that it will be done under a local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation.

Stay in the clinic:

You would have to stay in the clinic for one night because the breast lift is performed under general anaesthesia. Sometimes, the doctor may agree for applying local anaesthesia, and then you could leave the clinic even a few hours after the surgery.

Minimal stay for Breast lift in Poland

You need to come for at least days to have breast lift in Poland. On the first day you will have medical tests done. On the second day you have the consultation and surgery, and you spend the night in the clinic. For 2-3 more days you rest in the hotel and before flying back you have a control visit in the clinic.

Back to work:

You may safely return to work 2 weeks after having breast lift surgery abroad. Remember, however, to avoid tiring exercises and activity for 2-3 more weeks.

Breast lift results:

The results of breast lift are visible almost immediately. Nonetheless, during the recovery process lasting up to 5-6 months your breasts will keep forming the final shape. Also, your bra size may change for a slightly smaller – it is the effect of the fact that your breasts are more round and firm. The scars will be gradually fading, so that they will be hardly visible in the future. Breast lift is a very effective surgery which significantly improves the look of your breasts, but you should bear in mind that over time your breasts will be less elastic and sagging may occur again, which is totally natural. If you keep a balanced diet and maintain a stable weight, your results will last longer.

After the Breast lift surgery:

For about 2-3 days after the surgery your breast will be sore and numb. Painkillers will alleviate the pain which you might feel for a few days. You would have to wear a special dressing for several days. You should rest for a week after the surgery and avoid too much activity. After 2 weeks you can go back to work. A special surgical bra should be worn for a few weeks or months – depending on the doctor’s instructions. All numbness, soreness, swelling and pain will have disappeared by 5-6 weeks. Undoubtedly, you should continue doing self-examinations for a breast cancer and mammograms.

Breast lift risks and complications

As any surgery, breast lift carries some risk of potential complications, which might be bleeding or some infections. After breast lift some patients might experience noticeable scarring, numbness in nippleas area, breasts might be asymmetrical, or tissues around nipples could be less sensitive or dead.

Breast lift abroad

Breast lift abroad is a great option for women from the whole world. Beauty Poland offers the most affordable prices for breast lift, high standard of clinics in numerous cities, very experienced surgeons, and all-inclusive packages, thanks to which you have everything organised in Poland. If you decide for all-inclusive, we will organise your accommodation (including breakfasts), pick up from the airport and all taxi transfers during your stay. Contact us to get more information about mastopexy!


CEO at Beauty Poland / Clinic Hunter
Marek is a great fan of medical tourism. He believes that medical tourism is a huge chance for many people, who cannot afford treatment in their home country.
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