Breast sagging (ptosis) is a common problem following pregnancies, weight loss or aging. Sagging occurs when breast skin stretches, and breast tissue and fat degenerate over time. This results in a less youthful appearance of the breasts. Breast sagging can be corrected with a breast lift (mastopexy).
Breast Lift Procedure
Mastopexy procedure may be performed under either local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The operation takes about two hours.
Following the surgery and healing period, the breast will have a more attractive and youthful appearance.
During the procedure, surgeons reposition the nipple and areola to a higher position and remove excess skin from beneath the breast. Closing the remaining skin lifts the breast mound to a higher position and recontours the breast to give it a more projected and youthful appearance. If there is inadequate breast tissue to fill the skin and achieve the desired size, a saline-filled breast implant may be placed beneath the breast at the same time, achieving the desired size, shape and projection. When there is marked sagging, the incisions required and resulting scars are similar to those from a breast reduction. In cases of less breast sagging, mastopexy can often be accomplished with smaller scars.
Usually patients have to stay one night at the clinic after the surgery. Patients may resume limited activities the day after surgery and normal activities in three to four weeks. They can fly back to their home country after 5-7 days following the procedure. Pain usually can be controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed one to two weeks after surgery. Following mastopexy, patients may be able to breast-feed because the nipple usually is not separated from the milk glands. If an implant is used, however, there is a slight risk of implant-related problems to occur.
After the surgery and healing period, the breast will have a more attractive and youthful appearance. With time, however, there may be further sagging that could necessitate additional procedure.
Simple illustration of the procedure:
- The nipple has moved below the breast crease. Breast lift repositions the nipples higher, to a normal position. Sometimes it is helpful to use a breast implant at the same time.
- The skin around the nipple is removed and the nipple is moved to its normal position. The amount of skin removed varies from a little bit around the nipple to more depending on the individual case.
- The skin is brought back together giving the breast a more youthful appearance and fullness.
- The scars will always be visible. It takes about one year for the scars to mature and obtain a color similar to the surrounding skin.The length of the scars could vary. If small amount of skin is removed the scar remains around the nipple. With more skin removal the scar could continue as a straight line below the nipple. If a lot of skin is removed the scar also involves the breast crease. During the consultation, you will be able to get an idea of how extensive the incisions are going to be.
The costs in the table are all-inclusive*, unless stated otherwise. However, they are approximate. The exact price is determined during a free and non-binding consultation with the surgeon (sometimes sending pictures of the treatment areas is enough).
*includes all the necessary medical costs (anesthesia, hospitalisation, consultations, etc.), value added tax (if applicable), help finding best flight tickets, accommodation booking, meeting at the airport, phone + Local SIM, 24/7 assistance in Thailand in case something is needed, help with after-care.
Breast Lift Price in THB Price in USD Price in AUD Breast Lift 100,000 2,840 3,917 Full Face Lift 180,000 5,113 7,050
*Ps. Exchange rate 1 US Dollar = 35.25 ฿, 1 AU Dollar = 25.53 ฿