Mastopexy or Breast Lift Surgery in Thailand

Women often feel that their breasts define their femininity and their image as sexual beings. When breasts lose their shape and firmness, women often feel less attractive and less confident in their appearance. Because breasts are such an integral part of self-image in women, breast lift surgery in Thailand can have many benefits.  A Breast lift in Thailand can make women feel more confident about their appearance. It can help them feel younger, sexier and in better physical condition.

Breasts may sag following pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, with age, or as a result of a family predisposition. As the breasts droop, the volume may be lost; the skin surrounding the breasts stretches, and the breast loses its shape. The breast lift (or mastopexy) procedure restores the breast to its proper position on the chest, tightens the skin, and restores the nipple and areola to a more youthful and pleasing place.

Can I have Breast Implant to lift my Breast?

It is a common misconception that breast augmentation makes breasts perkier, but a breast implant alone will only make you bigger. Occasionally, a small amount of lift can be achieved by restoring volume alone (breast augmentation). Although when precise repositioning of the breast is going to be required, a breast lift will restore the tone, shape, and perkiness you desire.

If you are happy with your current size and only want to be perkier, a breast lift may be the right procedure for you. If you want perkier breasts with enhanced fullness or a bigger cup size, then you may need a breast lift with implants to fulfill your goals.

What Causes Breast Sagging?

Many women are frustrated by undesirable changes in the shape of their breasts over time. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and heredity are all potential causes of breast droop or sagging.  

The breasts are like the rest of the body in that they decline with age. The structures that support the breast become stretched and weaker. Sagging can have the possibility of being exacerbated by childbirth, genetics, stretch marks on the breast skin, weight gain, and weight loss.

Over time gravity pulls the breasts down, those ligaments and the skin can stretch, and so the breast then drops. Depending on the elasticity of your skin and your ligaments, as determined by your genes and diet, and also on normal aging processes. Obviously, large breasts will sag easier since the gravity is pulling them down more. When breasts bounce during active sports, such as tennis, those ligaments can also be stretched or even torn

How  Do I Know If I Need A Breast Lift?

Determining your level of perkiness is the first step in deciding if you need a lift and what kind of lift is required to reach your goals. Important factors in determining the degree of breast sag are the nipple position about the breast crease and the amount of breast tissue sagging below the crease. 

Knowing if you need to have a  Breast Lift in Phuket It depends on whether or not your breast skin needs tightening if your nipple and areola need lifting, and if you want your breasts to stick out further from your chest.

If your curious and want an indication if you may or may not need a Breast Lift we have a simple sheet to follow to help answer that very question. In our download sheets below click on the “How Do I Know if I Need A Breast Lift”  download button, then take some measurements and see if you need a Breast Lift.

You may be a good candidate for a breast lift in Thailand surgery if:

  • Your breasts are hanging, but their size is satisfactory to you
  • You would like your breasts to be higher on your chest
  • Your breasts lack substance or firmness
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease
  • You have asymmetry, where one breast may be firm and well-developed, while the other is not
  • You are in good health and maintain a stable weight
  • You are not planning to become pregnant
  • Your breasts are healthy
  • You are realistic and accept that breast lift surgery will leave permanent, visible scars

The Breast lift in Thailand planning begins with providing images and Patient Registration for your Thailand surgeon. He can then after a careful examination pair your unique desires with your physical needs to establish the best breast lift technical approach. Your doctor will recommend the procedure that marries the goal of the most beautiful breast lift result with the most minimal incisions necessary to achieve it. Several factors determine the particular type of procedure chosen. Most important is the amount of sag or ptosis (pronounced: toe-sis) that present. When a slight amount of ptosis exists, a Crescent Breast Lift can be performed. Breast Lift surgery is often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation

Breast Lift Thailand Techniques

The Crescent Lift (Diagram 1): This technique involves removing a crescent-shaped piece of tissue above the areola and resuturing the tissue higher. The crescent creates a minor lift for patients who have slight ptosis. The areola skin is thinner than the surrounding tissue, so slight distortion at the top is possible if proper post surgery support garments are not worn, or with natural sag and aging, cause the areola to appear oval or egg-shaped as a result.

The Benelli Lift (concentric, or peri-areolar, donut or doughnut lift, Diagram 2): This technique is considered less invasive the Benelli Lift was designed with the incisions made around the areolae (or areolas). With the Benelli, a doughnut-shaped piece of tissue around the areola border (or includes areolar tissue as well to reduce its size) is removed, and the surrounding tissue sutured to the areola. The incisions are sometimes closed with permanent purse string sutures. The Benelli lift results in flatter projection, yet a rounder breast shape postoperatively as opposed to a naturally sloped breast.

The Benelli Lollipop, or only Lollipop (or Keyhole, Diagram 3): This lift is the same as the above but with the addition of a straight scar from under the areolae to the mammary fold (crease). For those who have medium ptosis, too much for the Benelli only and too little for a full anchor incision. Puckering at the edge of the areola is possible.

Full Breast Lift (anchor, Diagram 4): The most commonly used technique for those with severe ptosis is with an anchor-shaped incision that starts at the base of the areola. Then vertically to the where the breast crease meets the rib cage and then along the lower portion of the breast at the natural crease (or slightly higher). Nipple re-positioning is sometimes necessary with this technique as the nipple must be partially removed (see above) and left on a pedicle of flesh to retain the blood flow. Considered one of the major scarring techniques (with the below being the most scarring) but it sometimes necessary with severely sagging breasts. With the Standard Mastopexy, the resulting scar appears as the shape of an anchor at the natural crease of the breast up to the areola (darker skinned area) and nipple area.

Full Breast Lift (anchor) with an areolar reduction or relocation (Diagram 5): This is sometimes needed or requested to decrease the size of the areolae complexes. The anchor lift scars with the scars around the areola as with the peri-areolar lift.

Your initial surgical assessment in conjunction with your consultation will include a physical examination to determine the laxity of the skin and degree of ptosis of the breasts. Determining your grade of ptosis can be done at home in advance if you are curious. This can be done by placing a ruler under the breasts at the natural breast fold, called the infra-mammary fold. The top edge of the ruler should be at the junction of the breast where it meets the ribcage.

Grade 1 (Mild Ptosis): The nipple is at the same level of the mammary fold, or slightly above the top of the ruler, and is still above the lower pole of the breast.
Grade 2 (Moderate Ptosis): The nipple is 1 to 3 cm below the top edge of the ruler and still above the lower pole of the breast.
Grade 3 (Severe Ptosis): The nipple is 3 cm or lower than the top of the ruler, it is a possibility that you may have Grade 3 ptosis.
Pseudo-ptosis (Pseudoptosis): The nipple is still above the top edge of the ruler, but your breasts appear as if they are sagging due to a prominent, (and sometimes flattened) breast lobe.

Your Surgeon will also discuss the type of Breast Lift Technique for your situation, as well as the choice of anesthesia he prefers for your particular breast lift procedure. Most breast lift procedures are under General Sedation.

Your Mastopexy- Breast Lift surgery is achieved through a variety of incision patterns and techniques. The appropriate Breast Lift technique for you will be determined based on:

  • Breast size and shape
  • The size and position of your areolas
  • The degree of breast sagging
  • Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin

Reshaping your breasts – After your doctor makes the incisions:

  • The underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve breast contour and firmness.
  • The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height.
  • If necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced by excising skin at the perimeter.
  • Excess breast skin is removed to compensate for a loss of elasticity.

After your breasts reshaping and excess skin removed, the remaining skin is tightened as the incisions closed.

Some incision lines resulting from a breast lift will be in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.

Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts. Sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape may be used to close the skin.

After your breast lift is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal.

A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect after breast lift surgery.

You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for your breasts following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual mastopexy recovery period.

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

You can view further information and expectations about your recovery in our FAQ Section for breast Lift recovery here

What are the risks of breast lift surgery 

Breast Lift surgery in Thailand or Australia is a safe procedure but like all forms of surgery does have a small amount of risk. A common side effect is feeling sick after a general anesthetic and soreness and bruising.

Breast Lift surgery is performed at our International Hospitals on a regular basis and by highly qualified Thailand surgeons. Complications are rare but they can happen, and it is as well to be aware of them.

Complications include the following:

  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Severe pain
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Undersensitive or oversensitive nipples
  • Internal bruising or hematoma
  • Protracted healing
  • Slight risk of deep vein thrombosis
  • May need a second or third procedure
  • Keloids – thickened, angry red scars

Complications differ from side-effects. Side effects are temporary and relatively mild effects of a procedure. These include nausea the following anesthesia, scarring, burning sensation in the nipples and soreness and bruising.

Complications are those which can occur during or just after surgery. These include the development of a blood clot and a loss of nipple and skin sensation. There is also the chance that you may not be able to breastfeed because most of the milk ducts which lead to the nipple can be removed. If you still want the option of Breastfeeding, please inform your surgeon during the consultation.

Is There Surgery After Care Service in Thailand?
Yes. There is a continuing commitment by Meditravel to you which doesn’t stop once you have had surgery. Your long-term health and well-being are important  to Meditravel, PIAC Hospital, and your surgeon. Your surgeon will monitor and  check on your progress during your stay in Phuket. This means you will have a  follow-up visit to ensure that your recovery is progressing how it should prior to your departure home. Providing you with any further instruction or guidelines to following during you recovery period.

Your Breast Lift Surgery  aftercare is included in the Surgery Package and is not additional cost It does include 24 hour access to your surgeon and his team while you are in Phuket and when you return home, which is vital if something unforeseen happens or you have any follow up questions or concerns.

The cost of Breast Lifts in Thailand as well as Breast Lift Costs in Australia, they vary depending on if you choose to have a Breast Implant with your Breast Lift, what type of implant round or tear drop or just the  breast lift.

Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will  include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket.

The pricing below is  for standard Breast Lift cost in Phuket and Breast Lift in Bangkok should be used a  guide only without having surgical recommendations provided.

Price varies according to Degree of Breast Ptosis

BREAST LIFTS BANGKOK PHUKET
 Without Implants  THB  AUD  THB  AUD
 Breast Lift  First Degree  150,000  $5,800  150,000  $5,800
 Breast Lift  Second Degree  170,000  $5,800  170,000  $6,500
 Breast Lift  Third Degree/Severe  190,000  $7,200
 Breast Lift  With Implants (Round)
 Breast Lift First Degree  210,000  $8,000  190,000  $7,200
 Breast Lift Second Degree  240,000  $9,100  200,000  $7,600
 Breast Lift  Third Degree  220,000  $8,400
 Breast Lift Severe  +300,000  +$11,600

Note Phuket Conditions :

  1. If there is Asymmetry of breasts: plus 10,000 Bahts for each degree of breast ptosis.
  2. Revision from other hospital: Plus 30% of above package price.
  3. Severe degree correction includes: Free nipple graft and Lateral extension of chest wall incision.
  4. Tear drop CPG Implant if used: Plus 45,000 Baths of above package price.
Breast Lift Information

As part of fully informing yourself about Breast Lifts, the options, recovery and cost are included on the information sheet. This information is designed to provide you with the basic information and does not replace that of a qualified Plastic Surgeon

How Do I Know If I Need A Breast Lift

We know you are looking for answers now, so we have put together an information sheet to assist you.  There are certain measurements that plastic surgeons use to determine if you need a breast lift, a breast augmentation or a combination of both. Don’t worry – you don’t have to have a medical degree and plastic surgery training to do these measurements. If you know how to use a tape measure, you can do these measurements, too!

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