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Breast Lift - FAQ

Updated December 28, 2018

What is a breast lift?

Breast lift or mastopexy is a plastic surgery designed to lift and firm the breasts. This procedure will restore a youthful and perky appearance of your breasts. Breast lift surgery does not change the size of the breast, but it can be combined with breast augmentation surgery in order to achieve best results.

Who is a good candidate for a mastopexy abroad?

If you have sagging breasts or your breast have a pendulous shape you may consider having breast lift surgery in Poland. If the woman is planning to have more children it is advised to wait with the surgery as pregnancy stretch the breasts. To have breast lift abroad you must be in a good mental and physical health and have realistic expectations. Of course, the one who wants to have plastic surgery must be at least 18 years old.   

Can breast lift and breast augmentation procedures be performed on the same surgery?

Yes. Breast lift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation.

How much does a breast lift cost?

There are different factors that affect the price of the surgery, the clinic, the doctor, the geographic location of the clinic. In general, prices for the breast lift surgery in Poland are known to be much cheaper than in the Western Europe.

Does a breast lift affect breast size?

No. The aim of the breast lift surgery is to reshape breast tissue. The surgeon will lift the breasts to a higher position and remove excess skin. In most cases the size is not affected, however, sometimes, the size may be slightly smaller due to the tightening of breast skin.

What should I expect during breast lift surgery?

The surgery is done under the general anesthesia and lasts 2-3 hours. If your breast list is combined with breast augmentation in Poland, the surgery can last up to 4 years. There are different techniques of breast lift surgery. The placement of the incisions depends on the technique that is used. It will be discussed during the consultation. During the full breast lift, usually, the surgeon makes ‘anchor shape’ incisions, then he removes the excess skin of the breast and moves the nipple and areola to a higher position. If the surgery is combined with breast augmentation the implants will be placed underneath the muscle of the chest wall. The last step is when the surgeon closes the incisions and puts a dressing over them.

Is there noticeable scarring after breast lift abroad?

It depends on the technique that is used during the surgery. After the healing period is over the scars can be hidden by underwear. Most patients report that the scars fade dramatically over the first year.

What are the risks of breast uplift surgery?

Breast lift is a common plastic surgery and if done by the professional surgeon is safe. By there is no risk-free surgery, and there are some risks associated with the surgery. Possible risks are:

  • Bad reaction to anaesthesia
  • Soreness
  • Bruising
  • Infections
  • Tissue necrosis
  • Loss of nipple sensation

When will I see the results of my breast lift?

You will notice the results right after the surgery, but final results will be seen after the healing period is over (about two months). Usually, few weeks after the surgery patients have swelling. The scars will continue to heal one year after the surgery.

How long will the results of a breast lift last?

The results of the breast lift surgery in Poland are long-lasting, but not permanent. If you gain and lose a lot of weight, your breast may change their shape. Your breast may also change due to pregnancy. You should understand that no surgery can stop aging processes and with time your breast may lose tone and elasticity.

When can I return to work?

Most patients can go back to work one week after breast lift surgery abroad. But it depends on what type of job you have and will be discussed during the consultation.

Is it possible to breastfeed after breast lift surgery?

If the nipples are left attached to the underlying breast tissue, then it is possible to breastfeed after the breast lift surgery in Poland. If the opportunity to breastfeed after the surgery is important for you – inform your doctor about it during the consultation.

Will I lose sensation in my breasts if I have a lift?

You may have changes in sensation, but they are temporary. Within 1 to 3 months most sensation must be returned.

Can breast lift change the location of my nipples?

Yes. Breast lift surgery abroad involves lifting and reshaping breast tissue. In most cases, during the surgery, the surgeon relocates the nipples to a naturally central placement.

What can I expect during recovery?

For the first two weeks, you may have soreness, bruising and swelling. You will be told to wear a special garment for about two weeks after the surgery, it is needed to help the healing and to provide better results. Right after the surgery, you might feel pain, but the surgeon will prescribe you painkillers to handle it. Most patients can go back to work one week after the procedure. Light exercises like walking should be started as soon as possible, while with more serious exercises you should wait about a month. Every body is unique, and recovery differs from patient to patient, the main thing you need to do is listen to your body.

How long should I stay in Poland to have a breast lift?

If you want to have breast lift surgery done abroad, you should stay in Poland for at least one week. Beauty Poland cooperates with professional, English-speaking surgeons who will stay in touch with you after the surgery. Our company is on the medical tourism market for the last years, we value our reputation and can guarantee that the surgery you get will be of the highest standards. If you have any question or want to book your breast lift surgery in Poland contact us!


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.
+44 748 315 53 11

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